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Shaping the future of work in Europe’s 9 digital front-runner countries

– Our research shows significant value in embracing AI and automation for the Northern European countries, but sees a requirement for new skill sets among employees and a policy response around education, training, and the social contract.
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Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

– Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite... technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.
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Scaling the impact of the social enterprise sector

– The number of social enterprises in The Netherlands has grown by more than 2,000 in the past five years. But very few aim for... the type of scale that would actually solve the societal issue they address. What is holding them back?
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Accelerating the energy transition: cost or opportunity?

– Transforming the Netherlands' energy system could provide a boost to the economy while lowering greenhouse-gas emissions in line... with European goals.
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Electric vehicles in Europe: Gearing up for a new phase?

– In the past few years, Europe has gone through the initial adoption phase of electric mobility. After a “turbulent”... period of excitement and promise as well as disappointment, it is now possible to formulate a clearer view on the development of electric mobility to date and its drivers going forward.

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Organizing for the age of urgency

– To compete at the speed of digital, you need to unleash your strategy, your structure, and your people.
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How the public sector fits in the productivity puzzle

– A benchmarking study finds that governments could save $3.5 trillion a year by 2021 if they were to improve at the rate of their... best peers.
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Japan at a crossroads: The 4G to 5G (r)evolution

– The country can leverage next-generation networks to boost industries, spur innovation, and regain technology leadership for a... prosperous telecom sector.
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Looking behind the numbers for US stock indexes

– Record-high equity markets are prompting worries that stocks are overpriced. But a closer look finds that the market’s current... value may not seem so extreme.
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Accelerating digital transformations: A playbook for utilities

– Utilities trying to reinvent themselves as digital enterprises have found it hard to scale up from digital pilots. Adopting digital... ways of working, adding talent, and modernizing IT will hasten transformation.
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Asian private equity: Defying expectations

– What’s influencing Asian private equity now, and how might it evolve?
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Combating the challenges of urbanization in emerging markets: Lessons from India

– India’s smart-city program offers a road map for cities working to prepare for mass urbanization with limited funds.
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Dan Doctoroff on how we’ll realize the promise of urban innovation

– To prepare cities for the future, we need to develop and deploy the services that will power them. It will take political courage,... foresight, and coordination.
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Decision making in your organization: Cutting through the clutter

– At the root of any good decision is categorizing what kind of decision needs to be made, by whom, and how quickly.
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Five Fifty: You better shop around

– Used to be loyalty was everything. Now consumers would rather shop than stay faithful.
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Global Finance Resets

– The decline of cross-border capital flows signals a stronger global financial system, write Susan Lund and Philipp Harle in International... Monetary Fund.

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