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Facing the future: Britain’s new industrial revolution

– By embracing new technologies, UK manufacturers have an opportunity to reinvigorate their sector.
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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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COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also gaps and vulnerabilities.
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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. Among high-income countries, cases caused by the Delta variant reversed the transition toward normalcy first in the United Kingdom, during June and July of 2021, and subsequently in the United States and elsewhere. Our own analysis supports the view of others that the Delta variant has effectively moved overall herd immunity out of reach in most countries for the time being. The United Kingdom’s experience nevertheless suggests that once a country has weathered a wave of Delta-driven cases, it may be able to resume the transition toward normalcy. Beyond that, a more realistic epidemiological endpoint might arrive not when herd immunity is achieved but when COVID-19 can be managed as an endemic disease. The biggest overall risk would likely then be the emergence of a significant new variant.
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Survey: UK consumer sentiment during the coronavirus crisis

– Optimism about the economic recovery in the United Kingdom has reached its highest recorded level during the COVID-19 crisis,... having almost doubled since November.
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The economic case for reskilling in the UK: How employers can thrive by boosting workers’ skills

– In about 75 percent of cases, it pays for an organisation to reskill an employee—yet few do this systematically. Here’s... why, and what companies should do differently.
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Survey: UK B2B decision maker response to COVID-19 crisis

– The next normal of sales: What has changed and how to win
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Problems amid progress: Improving lives and livelihoods for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom

– Britain has made progress on advancing ethnic equality. But minorities are still disadvantaged in many ways, and some groups are... particularly vulnerable to economic shocks.
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Agile resilience in the UK: Lessons from COVID-19 for the ‘next normal’

– Agility has been a useful attribute for many global and UK-based organizations weathering the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how... they can build on agile practices for more long-term operational resilience.

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Buying into a more sustainable value chain

– Two-thirds of the average company’s environment, social, and governance footprint lies with suppliers. Procurement leaders... who take bold action can make a decisive difference in sustainability.
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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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Closing the gender gap in Central and Eastern Europe

– Empowering women in the workplace could unlock significant economic growth in the region.
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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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Ordering in: The rapid evolution of food delivery

– Succeeding in the fast-growing food-delivery ecosystem will require understanding how overlapping economic forces affect a complex... web of stakeholders.
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Cloud cost-optimization simulator

– This cloud cost-optimization simulator details the range of levers that can be used to substantially reduce costs for one illustrative... scenario of an application on the cloud.
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Electrifying the bottom line

– Electric-vehicle sales are increasing, yet many OEMs are still defining their path toward profitability. Our new report helps... automotive leaders improve their EV business strategy.
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Five Fifty: The lonely economy

– As households get smaller, new forms of connection and consumption are emerging. Are you ready to hug your robot friend?
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Rebooting customer experience to bring back the magic of travel

– The COVID-19 pandemic upended life as we know it, and devastated the travel industry globally. As travel volumes are returning... in many parts of the world, customer experience is emerging as the challenge of the recovery.
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Government data management for the digital age

– Public institutions can make more of their data resources. Five actions can help them modernize their data infrastructures and... unlock significant value across state, economy, and society.
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Pfizer’s mix of science and grit alters the course of COVID-19

– Angela Hwang, Pfizer’s head of biopharmaceuticals, talks about breaking new ground when the pressure is on—and how... having a deep company heritage can help.
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