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A Checklist for Boards in the New Normal

Covid-19 has spurred corporate boards to improvise new practices while keeping those that have served them well. Here’s a run-down

Strong and collective leadership on harnessing technology to achieve the Global Goals would emphatically define a course for post-pandemic sustainable development that would benefit humanity for decades to come.

3 questions for leaders using tech to make the world a better place

By: EBR | Friday, September 18, 2020

We’re currently tackling the biggest global public health crisis in a century. We will need to act decisively and rapidly if we are to address this crisis head on and rebuild and reconfigure our economies and societies for a prosperous, inclusive and sustainable future

The lessons from COVID-19 are manifold – and there is much work ahead of us. Many within the business community have learned, albeit too late, that sustainable business and finance models, sustainable supply chains and stakeholder capitalism are key to withstanding market shocks.

How businesses can build a sustainable future for all

By: EBR | Friday, September 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has been a dark and difficult time for us all: our communities, our people and our companies have been hurt economically and socially as the velocity of physical movement, interaction and commerce has slowed

 A recent International Energy Agency report concludes that implementing all cost-effective industrial energy efficiency measures – requiring around $50 billion additional investment per year – would reduce emissions in 2030 by around 2 Gt of carbon dioxide, equivalent to four times Mexico’s total yearly carbon dioxide emissions.

Why industry needs a reset – and how to do it

By: EBR | Thursday, September 17, 2020

COVID-19 slowed the activity of otherwise busy factories and made cities look like ghost towns, as health precautions kept workers in their homes and supply chain disruptions challenged production for many big industries

In 2020 Swiss watch exports have declined by 33% year-to-date, the sharpest and deepest decline in the last 20 years.

Clock ticking on Luxury watchmakers

By: EBR | Monday, September 7, 2020

After several decades of growth time has finally caught up with the high-end watchmaking business

Covid-19 is an opportunity for businesses to build a new normal that is more human-centric, imaginative and agile.

Reconceiving Innovation for Covid-19

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 1, 2020

For certain firms, Covid-19 has infused new meaning into the old cliche that a crisis is just an opportunity in disguise


"It’s worth saying that flexible working – or working at all – is a privilege for those who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs during the pandemic. As job losses escalate, the International Labour Organization predicts that nearly half of the global workforce will become unemployed."

Is flexible working here to stay? We asked 6 companies how to make it work

By: EBR | Thursday, August 27, 2020

Remember the days when you could effortlessly walk over to a colleague and chat about a project? Many people are now used to doing this virtually – and although some of us will be returning to the workplace, it looks like remote working is here to stay in some form or other

In 2015, the International Air Transport Association found that it takes at least five years for the industry to recover from substantial short-term shocks. But despite those bumps, global airline traffic has shown stable long-term growth since the 1970s.

Global business travel will survive COVID-19, study says

By: EBR | Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm that this is the death of business travel as we know it

It is a cliche to say that a nation’s financial sector is “over-banked”. But in Germany, it is a reality. The market is dominated by public sector banks, which are under less profit pressure than private banks.

Beyond Wirecard: What Really Ails German Finance

By: EBR | Friday, August 21, 2020

Reforms proposed after the fintech scandal will not be enough to fix a shaky banking sector.

Research in Europe has shown that, even in comparatively well-developed healthcare systems, inequality in access to health services persists. A 2018 report by the European Commission says: "the lowest income quintiles are among the most disadvantaged groups in terms of effective access to healthcare".

5 things COVID-19 has taught us about inequality

By: EBR | Wednesday, August 19, 2020

From access to healthcare and green spaces, to work and education, here are five areas of society where coronavirus has shown up real disparities.

"What COVID-19 has done is accelerate the disruption already heralded by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and demographic trends, and underscore the urgency required to address systemic vulnerabilities."

Why COVID-19 makes inclusion a strategic imperative for business

By: EBR | Friday, August 7, 2020

To quote Singapore’s senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam from his national address last month: “The future begins now”

The World Economic Forum’s COVID-19 Risks Outlook found 50% of enterprises were concerned about increased cyberattacks due to a shift in work patterns alone.

COVID-19 has disrupted cybersecurity, too – here’s how businesses can decrease their risk

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 28, 2020

COVID-19 is changing everything. Along with social distancing, obsessive sanitisation, broken supply chains, fragmented workforces and the rise of video meetings, the pandemic is driving acute systemic changes in consumer and business behavior

Feeling authentic, acting authentically and coming across as authentic are very different things, but are equally important.

The Advantages of Being (Seen as) Authentic

By: EBR | Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The concept of authenticity has attracted a lot of attention, and the pressure is on for organisations to allow individuals to be more authentic at work. What exactly does it mean to be authentic and how do we move towards it?

"Our response will determine the health of our businesses, our societies and our planetary systems for decades. Ecological, societal and economic priorities should not be competing interests."

A blueprint for business to transition to a nature-positive future

By: EBR | Friday, July 17, 2020

Pathways for business to play a key role in the transition to a nature-positive economy

An unconventional profile can be a tough sell, but the potential rewards are worth the risk.

Why – and How – to Hire an Outlier

By: EBR | Friday, July 17, 2020

As clients clamour for speedy results and headhunters increasingly rely on the latest data analytic tools, there is a danger of dull, predictable candidates being churned out for results that serve but do not shine

Despite questions as to their cost and fairness, employment subsidies in the EU appear to be working as intended.

Covid-19 Furloughs Are Getting the Job Done

By: EBR | Friday, July 10, 2020

To no one’s surprise, unemployment is rising across Europe as a result of Covid-19’s chilling effect on business activity

"As governments at local and federal levels start to lift restrictions and ask employees to “return to work,” we must remember: we are already at work. Our team members who are required to be in a facility or in the field are steadfast in their support of our customers."

How the post-COVID workplace will change business for the better

By: EBR | Thursday, July 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations across the globe into a balancing act – protecting the health and safety of their employees while simultaneously continuing their operations

According to our Threat Zone survey of 245 companies in 25 countries, 46% of companies do not recognize cybersecurity as a strategic priority.

How to vaccinate your organization against a cyber pandemic

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed both the physical world and the digital space, where companies and organizations are being confronted with daunting cybersecurity challenges for which few were ready or equipped to face

Despite the economic crunch, the joint pursuit of profit and purpose may have a very bright future. But first, we need to return to basics.

Impact Investing in Covid-19 Times: A Three-Step Mission

By: EBR | Thursday, June 18, 2020

The term “impact investing” has only been around for about 20 years. However, the concepts of good business practice and social responsibility have been with us for centuries

Businesses and other institutions will be judged on how well they adapt to the post-Covid reality.

The Six Biggest Post-Lockdown Challenges for Organisations

By: EBR | Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Gradually, apprehensively, entire nations are emerging from the bunkers after bending the coronavirus infection curve

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A Checklist for Boards in the New Normal

A Checklist for Boards in the New Normal

Covid-19 has spurred corporate boards to improvise new practices while keeping those that have served them well. Here’s a run-down


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