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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. 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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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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Pharma’s digital Rx: Quantum computing in drug research and development

– Quantum computing’s ability to simulate larger, more complex molecules could be game changing. Pharmaceutical companies... should reflect on their strategic stance to this promising new technology now.
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Beyond the pandemic: Eight charts on COVID-19 and the next phase of global economic growth

– Can the world economy regain more than it lost?
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Digital health: Can gamification be a winning strategy for disease management?

– Sidekick Health is out to show that digital therapeutics programs can help patients more effectively manage their chronic conditions.
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How to future-proof your organization

– From project-based work to a lack of hierarchy, the way people work is changing fast. Organizations that plan for the postpandemic... world are better able to deliver value—even amid uncertainty.
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The potential for powerhouse Private Brands: an updated view

– In the past year, consumers have snapped up private-label goods at grocers. Will this trend last beyond the pandemic? Only if... grocers develop a compelling brand strategy and operating model.
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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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Cultivated meat: Out of the lab, into the frying pan

– Making cultivated meat a $25 billion global industry by 2030 presents opportunities within and beyond today’s food industry.
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Getting tangible about intangibles: The future of growth and productivity?

– Companies that master the deployment of intangibles investment will be well positioned to outperform their peers.
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Making infrastructure tech a reality in your portfolio

– ‘Infratech’ is now a viable asset class and an increasingly essential component of infrastructure investments and... operations. Investors and their operating companies need to prepare.
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At the intersection of banking and technology: A conversation with Cross River Bank

– In a wide-ranging interview with McKinsey’s Vijay D’Silva, Cross River’s Gilles Gade (CEO) and Adam Goller (head... of fintech banking) talk tech, talent, cryptocurrency, and their role as one of the biggest US originators of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
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In conversation: Managing in extreme uncertainty

– The pandemic tested organizations’ ability to find the right balance between overreacting and underreacting. Capturing lessons... from this crisis will help leaders navigate uncertainty in the future.
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