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"The next COO at your company will work remotely, stay with the company for six months, and never even get a company email account. But they will be the best hire you’ve ever made."

4 things that will redefine the way we work by 2025

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Where previous calendars measured time according to Before Christ and Anno Domini, the coronavirus outbreak has revealed a new sense of time. This is the beginning of a new epoch

If we want a robust economic recovery and a fairer world, we must stem the tide of women fleeing the Covid-19 workforce.

Foundations for Gender Balance Can Be Built at Home

By: EBR | Friday, November 13, 2020

In the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, concerned observers warned that although the physical toll of the virus on men is higher, women would suffer more social and economic devastation

"Knowing and understanding what is happening in our brain and in the person with whom we interact is an essential prerequisite for training empathy and expressing it also within business realities."

Why empathy is good for business – and how to improve it

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Empathy, defined as the ability to detect other people’s feelings, constitutes the basis for quality human relationships; however, it is often a capacity we are unable to exploit, mostly due to cultural constraints

For real estate affordability, liveability and resilience, investing in ESG is a ‘trade-on’ – not a ‘trade-off’- Ahmed Galal Ismail, Chief Executive, Majid Al Futtaim – Properties.

Here’s why the business of sustainability has come of age

By: EBR | Thursday, November 5, 2020

With a sharper corporate focus on achieving Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact, the appetite for investments that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges has grown steadily in recent years

"While Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies driven by AI will continue to fundamentally change the world and the way we work and live, AI may not lead to massive unemployment. Instead, AI technology will create more jobs than it automates."

Don’t fear AI. It will lead to long-term job growth

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technological advances and the automation of many routine tasks – from contactless cashiers to robots delivering packages

“The productivity metric is proving that remote work is working.”

The number of permanent remote workers is set to double in 2021

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The percentage of workers around the world that is permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021 as productivity has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey from U.S.-based Enterprise Technology Research (ETR)

Advice from academics and practitioners who are well-versed in the remote working paradigm.

How Ready Are You for the Work-from-Anywhere Era?

By: EBR | Monday, October 26, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has hurled life and work as we once knew it into a state of near-paralysing uncertainty

The rise of AI in the workplace has the potential to improve some aspects of work – such as repetitive and dangerous tasks – but much of the public discussion has focused on AI’s potential to displace workers and the grave impacts this could pose to their livelihoods and quality of life.

How AI can train workers for the jobs of the future

By: EBR | Friday, October 23, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the world of work at a rapid pace, and its impact is poised to accelerate even more in the decades ahead

Fifty percent of US workers consider themselves disengaged at work. And one in eight workers is so disaffected by how they’re treated on the job that they actively work against the interest of their companies.

Why employers must learn to value their talent

By: EBR | Thursday, October 22, 2020

More than 10% of US workers deliberately act against their company’s interests

“This is a big challenge that the EU has set us. Can we deliver? Yes we can, we have the technology”.

EU countries must match promises with policy on wind power, industry says

By: EBR | Friday, October 16, 2020

EU member states must introduce policies to support their wind power ambitions, according to industry lobby group WindEurope

"Reducing shipping emissions is a vital component of the fight against global climate change, yet greenhouse gas emissions from the maritime sector are increasing."

These industry leaders are calling for a carbon levy on shipping fuel

By: EBR | Thursday, October 1, 2020

In 2018, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) received widespread support when it announced a landmark strategy to reduce shipping emissions

In a recent analysis, COVID-19 Risks Outlook: A Preliminary Mapping and its Implications, the World Economic Forum warns, “We should prepare for a COVID-like global cyber pandemic that will spread faster and further than a biological virus, with an equal or greater economic impact.”

Remote work carries massive cyber risks

By: EBR | Friday, September 25, 2020

These top IT tips can help keep your workers secure

CEO and management: How effective was the framework that we created for the CEO and management team? Did we manage to maintain a healthy balance between challenge and support? What should we do differently in the future?

A Checklist for Boards in the New Normal

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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

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