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The future of micromobility: Ridership and revenue after a crisis

– The COVID-19 crisis is causing serious disruptions to the multibillion-dollar micromobility industry. Our analysis indicates that a full recovery is possible, as long as companies prepare for the next normal.
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Closing the $30 trillion gap: Acting now to manage fiscal deficits during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis

– Countries can not only take immediate steps to create a credible debt story for funding the deficit but also consider a portfolio of interventions to ensure their longer-term financial sustainability.
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COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects

– What is good for gender equality is good for the economy and society as well. The COVID-19 pandemic puts that truth into stark... relief and raises critically important choices.
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Beyond COVID-19: The next normal for packaging design

– The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped industry megatrends in ways that will have major short- and long-term implications for packaging... design.
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COVID-19: Overcoming supply shortages for diagnostic testing

– Testing is considered critical to containing COVID-19, yet many countries have encountered diagnostic-supply shortages. Understanding... where constraints lie could help efforts to scale testing.
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Why shared mobility is poised to make a comeback after the crisis

– In a pandemic, passengers are wary of shared mobility. However, insights gleaned from our new global auto consumer survey can... help pave the way toward a strong recovery—if done right.
Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.
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Ready, set, go: Reinventing the organization for speed in the post-COVID-19 era

– The need for speed has never been greater. Here are nine ways companies can get faster.
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Innovation in a crisis: Why it is more critical than ever

– Prioritizing innovation today is the key to unlocking postcrisis growth.
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From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate

– As businesses step into the post-coronavirus future, they need to find a balance between what worked before and what needs to... happen to succeed in the next normal.

Special Features

COVID-19: Visualizing the impact of an invisible threat

– Editors highlight images that brought life to articles on the coronavirus outbreak, just as the world was struggling to understand it and adjust to the next normal.

Navigating to the next normal: The first 100 insights

Our first 100 articles addressing the challenges of tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, presented in four thematic collections. Curated insights to help leaders in the public, private, and social sectors overcome the crisis—and remake the future.

Charting the path to the next normal

A daily chart that helps explain a changing world—during the pandemic and beyond.

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How B2B sales have changed during COVID-19

– New digital behaviors are becoming the next normal.
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The great acceleration

– The COVID-19 crisis has intensified existing trends, widening the gap between those at the top and bottom of the power curve... of economic profit. Will your strategy keep you ahead of the accelerated pace of change?
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The post-COVID-19 pricing imperative for P&C insurers

– Pricing excellence has always been a prerequisite for value generation, but it will be even more critical as insurers recover... from the crisis.
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Not the last pandemic: Investing now to reimagine public-health systems

– The COVID-19 crisis reminds us how underprepared the world is to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases. We must make... smart investments now to simultaneously navigate COVID-19 and prepare for future pandemics.
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How South African SMEs can survive and thrive post COVID-19

– Here’s how the public and private sector can provide the right support to enable SME growth in South Africa, now and beyond the... crisis.
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Can HVAC systems help prevent transmission of COVID-19?

– Modifications to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems might help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus by purifying... air, improving ventilation, and managing airflows.
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India’s post–COVID-19 economic recovery: The M&A imperative

– The humanitarian and economic dislocations resulting from the pandemic have affected companies in India and the world. Several... strategic themes can support a stronger recovery into the next normal.
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Consumer sentiment and behavior continue to reflect the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis

– Even in countries that have partially reopened, consumer optimism remains muted and spending intent is still below pre-crisis... levels.
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How prioritizing health could help rebuild economies

– The COVID-19 pandemic has given the world a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advance broad-based health and prosperity.
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Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity

– Could 65 be the new 55? Each year, poor health takes a heavy societal and economic toll. Improving the health of the world’s population... would add 10 healthy years in midlife—and much more.
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A dual cybersecurity mindset for the next normal

– As companies extend commitments to remote workforces, cybersecurity teams need to address new risks while helping create business... value in the next normal.
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Survey collections

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An early view of post-COVID-19 discretionary spending in Asia

– A survey of consumers in China, India, and Indonesia shows how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected their plans for discretionary... spending—and which shifts could be part of the next normal.
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Financial decision-maker sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic: A global perspective

– We are tracking financial decision-maker sentiment and behavior across multiple countries to provide facts and insights that will... help finance and business leaders navigate throughout the crisis.

How B2B decision makers are responding to the coronavirus crisis

– With governments and organizations still working to contain COVID-19 and stem the growing humanitarian toll it is exacting, the... effects on customer behaviors are beginning to ripple across the B2B landscape.

Reimagining food retail in Asia after the COVID-19 pandemic

– New survey results suggest where, and how, food retailers in Asia might rethink their businesses in the wake of COVID-19.

Global surveys of consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

– Consumer optimism varies by country depending on what stage each country is in the coronavirus contagion cycle.

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