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Managing water and climate risk with renewable energy

– New analysis shows how companies can target renewable-energy purchases and investments to reduce water risk and carbon emissions in tandem.
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Closing the gender and race gaps in North American financial services

– An updated view into gender and racial diversity in financial services—as well as women’s day-to-day work experiences—reveals... some progress. But challenges in building an equitable and inclusive workplace persist.
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Opportunities for UK businesses in the net-zero transition

– Supplying the goods and services to enable the global net-zero transition could be worth £1 trillion to UK businesses by... 2030.
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Defense affordability: It’s time for a new approach

– As annual growth in defense spending slows, defense companies need new strategies for reducing the cost of their products and... services.
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Reports of corporates’ demise have been greatly exaggerated

– An analysis of 20 years of data on publicly traded companies and IPOs demonstrates that the drop-off in the number of listings... is less steep than pundits would have you believe.

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How one approach to M&A is more likely to create value than all others

– Two decades of research show that, while large deals still have their place, programmatic M&A strategies continue to create... gains in excess total returns to shareholders, at lower levels of risk.
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Five Fifty: The invisible edge

– Fast-growing companies spend 2.6 times more than slower ones on intangible assets like brand, skills, and knowledge. Are you investing... enough in the assets you can’t see?
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Strategy for a digital world

– A winning digital strategy requires new twists to familiar moves.
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‘Great Attrition’ or ‘Great Attraction’? The choice is yours

– A record number of employees are quitting or thinking about doing so. Organizations that take the time to learn why—and act thoughtfully—will... have an edge in attracting and retaining talent.

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Forward Thinking on pandemic preparedness, climate risk, and Europe’s recovery with Guntram Wolff

– The director of one of Europe’s most influential think tanks reflects on how to better prepare for the next pandemic, and... turns his attention to the challenges of postpandemic economic recovery in an era of rising climate risk.
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Forward Thinking on economies beyond COVID-19 with Michael Spence

– A Nobel laureate explores postpandemic prospects, explaining why his cautious optimism about the economic recovery has been replaced... by concern related to the slow vaccine rollout in lower-income economies, fragile supply chains, and extreme weather events.
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From fighter pilot to robotics pioneer: An interview with Missy Cummings

– One of the US Navy’s first female fighter pilots, the engineering and robotics professor talks about the promise and peril... of automation in airplanes and cars, predicting a “very distinct shift away from replacing human reasoning to augmenting human reasoning.”
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Beyond income: Redrawing Asia’s consumer map

– Asia’s consumer markets are not only growing rapidly but diversifying and segmenting. Three changes in perspective are key... to understanding new consumption paths in the region.

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