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"New International Labour Organization analysis shows the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s employment."

This is how COVID-19 hit women’s employment

By: EBR | Monday, July 26, 2021

Women have been hit harder than men by job losses around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and only men’s employment is likely to recover this year to 2019 levels

"Two-thirds of people around the world want to work flexibly when the COVID-19 pandemic is over, a new survey shows."

Home or office? Survey shows opinions about work after COVID-19

By: EBR | Friday, July 23, 2021

There have been many predictions that the COVID-19 pandemic would permanently change the world of work

"Organisations – including business schools – are increasingly focused on expanding their DEI capabilities. Consider these best practices for productive conversations around DEI."

Developing Quality Conversations About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

For decades, it has been commonplace for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) advocates to feel their voices were unheard and strategies not acted upon by their organisations’ senior leadership

"Europeans are changing the way we drive. Electric vehicles are sweeping through our streets, driven by rising popularity, technological innovation and new regulation, and that means our automotive industry will need to adapt to survive."

The rise of electric vehicles could deliver green jobs – but we need a plan

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

As electromobility grows, it’s triggering enormous change to the automotive sector

"Cyber leaders should be strategic thinkers, able to influence internal and external stakeholders while building a secure ecosystem."

The role of the cyber leader in building secure and resilient digital ecosystems

By: EBR | Monday, July 19, 2021

Cyber risks are on the rise – and companies and organisations around the world need to be prepared

"Hybrid structures can promote diversity by allowing a company to recruit diverse talents from rural regions, and other countries."

How to create an inclusive hybrid working environment

By: EBR | Thursday, July 15, 2021

There are competing theories about how hybrid and remote work will impact workforce diversity

Diversity in investment decisions is valued by private-market investors, yet the industry can do better when it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Why private-market investors need to accelerate their push for diversity

By: EBR | Thursday, July 15, 2021

There is overwhelming evidence that private-market investors can do more for diversity, equity and inclusion

New research looks at how computerization affected older workers in the US from 1984-2017.

How have tech changes affected older workers?

By: EBR | Monday, July 12, 2021

The revolution in the use of workplace computers that began in the 1980s took a toll on older workers who were not tech-savvy. They faced pay cuts, early retirement, and transfers to less intensive jobs

"Investors are increasingly challenging companies to take more action on climate change."

Here’s why comparable ESG reporting is crucial for investors

By: EBR | Friday, July 9, 2021

This year is critical for the climate. COP26 is just months away, and global emissions continue to rise, despite COVID-19 and commitments to cut carbon

"By engaging their stakeholders in effective and meaningful action, companies can hasten our collective journey to net zero."

How business can build people-powered climate action

By: EBR | Thursday, July 8, 2021

Businesses can create "eco-consumers" who seek concrete results from corporate action on climate change

A recent study shows how entrepreneurial team formation can be improved by combining two established strategies.

Mixing Business and Pleasure for Competitive Advantage

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Entrepreneurship is a major driver for economic and technological advancement. However, we also know that about 90 percent of start-ups fail early

"One in six people worldwide have a disability – and faces economic exclusion."

Technology can level the playing field for disabled people in the workforce

By: EBR | Monday, July 5, 2021

Totalling over 1 billion people globally, people with disabilities – those whose hearing, visual, cognitive, mobility, speech or neural functions are impaired – are the largest minority group in the world

"To find out how user-generated content affects your bottom line, you need a fine-tuned strategy for data analysis."

How Online Product Reviews Affect Market Share

By: EBR | Monday, June 28, 2021

Intuitively, we know that positive online buzz about a product or service is better for sales than the negative kind

A conversation about the opportunities and threats that spur families into action.

Professionalising the Family Firm

By: EBR | Friday, June 25, 2021

The idea of a family firm often suggests iconic brands

"As organizations increasingly apply artificial intelligence (AI), they must consider ethical and moral concerns as a strategic priority."

9 ethical AI principles for organizations to follow

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Organizations around the globe are becoming more aware of the risks artificial intelligence (AI) may pose, including bias and potential job loss due to automation

"Managers and professionals exposed to the business case argument did not express any stronger motivation or intention to act in favour of sustainability, compared to others exposed to the responsibility argument."

Encouraging Sustainability: Why the Business Case Isn’t Enough

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The business case for pro-environment investments makes sense intuitively, but appealing to executives’ sense of responsibility might work better

“To be a person of conscience — to bring your conscience to work, to bring your values to work and make a commitment to acting on them — is an essential leadership skill.”

How to bring your conscience to work

By: EBR | Friday, June 18, 2021

“Good people are put in bad situations, or they navigate to bad situations without knowing quite how they got there. Then they have to decide how they’re going to respond”

"By investing in dedicated negotiation deal teams committed to building skills, organizations can develop and incorporate a form of negotiation DNA into standard procurement practices."

Keep talking. Why every organization needs a chief negotiator

By: EBR | Friday, June 18, 2021

If discussions over everything from pandemic-relief bills to trade agreements and return-to-work plans tell us anything, it’s that the future welfare of businesses and individuals alike will be contingent on the craft of negotiation

A study of start-up acquisitions shows important patterns on both sides lead to a successful integration.

The Relationships That Create Successful Acquisitions

By: EBR | Thursday, June 17, 2021

With a constant need to grow and innovate, established firms often look outside for novel products by collaborating with and acquiring start-ups

"Existing companies should not feel threatened by start-ups, but enter into multistakeholder collaboration."

3 ways to unlock the world-changing power of start-ups

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The value high-growth start-ups have brought to the marketplace has increased exponentially in recent years and is becoming ever more crucial across all industries

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