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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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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– This article updates our perspectives on when the coronavirus pandemic will end to reflect the latest information on vaccine rollout,... variants of concern, and disease progression. In the United Kingdom and the United States, we see progress toward a transition to normalcy during the second quarter of 2021. The new wave of cases in the European Union means that a similar transition is likely to come later there, in the late second or third quarter. Improved vaccine availability makes herd immunity most likely in the third quarter for the United Kingdom and the United States and in the fourth quarter for the European Union, but risks threaten that timeline. The timeline in other countries will depend on seven crucial variables. And when herd immunity is reached, the risks will not vanish; herd immunity may prove temporary or be limited to regions in a country.
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On pins and needles: Tracking COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

– Key stakeholders will need to continue to monitor and adapt to new data and new variants emerging across the globe to respond... effectively.

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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.

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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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Stakeholder capitalism: A conversation with Vivian Hunt and Paul Polman

– Why companies must now compete on trust and deliver value to multiple stakeholders.
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Building workforce skills at scale to thrive during—and after—the COVID-19 crisis

– A new survey shows that skill building is becoming common practice, social and emotional skills are in demand, and there’s... a recipe for successful skill transformations.
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The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– Though the pandemic overshadows other risks to growth, optimism about the economy persists and company prospects continue to brighten,... especially on the hiring front.
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How boards have risen to the COVID-19 challenge, and what’s next

– According to a new survey, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated operational changes and stronger collaboration between directors... and management that are key to a board’s success.
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Podcast: African banking in the new reality

– The COVID-19 crisis will not leave the banking sector unscathed. The past year has seen the acceleration of seismic trends ranging... from deglobalization and a radical shift in the macroenvironment to transformed customer expectations. As African banks chart their paths to recovery in this new reality, they can act swiftly to manage elements that are within their control to shape their recovery and growth trajectory. This could be critical not just for restoring ROEs to meet the needs of shareholders and to better serve their customers, but also in enabling the recovery of Africa as banks have an important role to support customers and economies during these challenging times.
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Getting to work: Employers’ role in COVID-19 vaccination

– Employers can consider a set of actions that supports COVID-19-vaccine adoption among employees by building conviction and making... vaccination as convenient and “costless” as possible.
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The COVID-19 vaccine: Lessons and challenges

– The rapid deployment of vaccines is key in accelerating the return to normalcy.
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Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate... action broadening and robust demand.
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All in the mix: Why US COVID-19 cases rose and fell, and what comes next

– Some people get out and about more than others. That might be a key and overlooked factor in recent declines in US COVID-19 case... counts—and could have implications as society reopens.
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Speed and resilience: Five priorities for the next five months

– As businesses recover from COVID-19-related disruption and reimagine themselves for the next normal, they need to ask—and answer—five... questions.
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