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The net-zero transition in the wake of the war in Ukraine: A detour, a derailment, or a different path?

– The invasion of Ukraine will, at least initially, complicate the transition path to a net-zero economy, but this tragic development could still prove to be a turning point in accelerating progress in the medium run.
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Bias Busters: When the crowd isn’t necessarily wise

– Leaders need to recognize herd mentality when it happens—and explore the contrarian view to help break the spell.
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Supply chains: To build resilience, manage proactively

– Supply chain upheavals show little sign of abating. Companies can address them by reconsidering outdated, short-term strategies... and beginning the hard work of building structural resilience.
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IFRS 9 models in financial instruments and impairment regulations: The new reality and lessons learned

– Banks need to evolve International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 models quickly—and those that get it right will... have more than just a competitive advantage.
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A new era of US infrastructure grants

– The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law introduces a new level of funding considerations for state and local governments. States with... high ambitions are already in the thick of it—what now?

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The net-zero transition in the wake of the war in Ukraine: A detour, a derailment, or a different path?

– The invasion of Ukraine will, at least initially, complicate the transition path to a net-zero economy, but this tragic development... could still prove to be a turning point in accelerating progress in the medium run.
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Can the automotive industry scale fast enough?

– The rapidly increasing uptake of electric vehicles could transform the automotive ecosystem and promote even greater innovations.... For that to happen, two imperatives need attention now.
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Getting strategy wrong—and how to do it right instead

– Too many companies equate strategy with hitting financial goals. They underestimate the difficulty—and the value—of... the real thing.
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Hybrid work: Making it fit with your diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy

– New research details what empowered employees love about hybrid work models and the risks to diversity, equity, and inclusion... if managers get the evolving flexible workplace wrong.

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Forward Thinking on trade, vaccines, and sustainable and inclusive growth with WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

– The World Trade Organization’s first African—and first female—director-general reflects on the impact of the... pandemic on trade, the imperative to ensure that vaccines reach Africa and other emerging economies, and how to ensure that trade is more inclusive in the years ahead.
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Forward Thinking on democratizing technology with Anne-Marie Imafidon

– “Having a computer science degree should not be a prerequisite for being one of the only people in control of what happens... next. It’s about democratizing. It’s about giving folks agency so we can make collective decisions about what happens next rather than it being that technical power race. I don’t know if we can call it race to the—I’m going to call it the bottom, race to the dystopia.”
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Securing Europe’s future beyond energy: Addressing its corporate and technology gap

– European leaders have shown great resolve in their initial response at scale and speed to the war in Ukraine. They will need to... build the same momentum to face the region’s slow-motion corporate and technology crisis. An estimated €2 trillion to €4 trillion of annual value could be at stake—six times the amount needed for the net-zero transition—and with it Europe’s long-term prosperity and strategic autonomy. A program of 11 actions can turn the tide.
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Forward Thinking on the growing role of business in the net-zero transition with Claire O’Neill

– The former British politician who led the United Kingdom’s winning bid to host COP26 is now focused on coordinating an effective... business contribution to the net-zero transition. She sees momentum building. “CEOs left COP saying, ‘We get it. Net zero is the thing we have to do.’”

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