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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.

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– Europe and the United States have entered the endemic stage of the COVID-19 outbreak: the virus is widespread, is significantly... less fatal than it was in 2020, and is spurring only limited changes in public behavior. These endemic conditions are likely to continue through the summer and autumn, unless and until immunity-evading new variants emerge. As immunity wanes, however, the next stage remains highly uncertain. In this update, we discuss the outlook, the current and potential future use of boosters and therapeutics, and the shifts in response strategies to the COVID-19 crisis around the world. We also introduce the McKinsey COVID-19 Immunity Index—a tool for understanding a community’s current level of risk from the disease.

How current events are shaping UK consumer behavior

– UK consumers are pessimistic about the economy. Rising prices and the invasion of Ukraine are top concerns, and consumers are... trading down significantly.

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.

Survey: UK B2B decision maker response to COVID-19 crisis

– The next normal of sales: What has changed and how to win

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.

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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A three-part recipe for business growth in the consumer sector

– Matt Leeds, a partner at consumer-focused private-equity group L Catterton, details a trio of winning strategies for... growth.

Author Talks: People, planet, profits, and …

– Simmons University President Lynn Perry Wooten refreshes the triple bottom line with a fourth pillar for leading through compounding... crises.

Global M&A market slows in 2022 first half—but shows signs of strength

– Americas are most active while technology/media/telecom dominates other sectors.

Survey results: Expectations for company performance, by industry

– Across industries, only respondents working in energy and materials and financial services report more upbeat expectations for... their companies’ profits or demand for their goods or services than in the previous survey.

The coronavirus effect on global economic sentiment

– In the latest survey, inflation and geopolitical conflicts remain the top perceived economic risks, while concerns about energy... volatility predominate in Europe.

The future of medtech sales is hybrid

– Top-performing medtech companies are using hybrid or end-to-end remote sales motions to better meet the needs of healthcare personnel... and other stakeholders.

Toxic workplace behavior and employee burnout: Fix one, fix both

Jerks at Work author Tessa West shares research and insights about the damaging effect of toxic behavior in the workplace... and offers strategies for effectively coping with it.

Winners take all in global apparel, fashion, and luxury

– Luxury and sportswear have delivered consistently high returns through turbulent years. But outliers from other categories offer... insights into outperformance in a volatile global apparel market.

Economic conditions outlook, September 2022

– In stormy weather, survey respondents maintain realism about the global economy. While geopolitical conflicts and inflation remain... top of mind, concerns about energy volatility predominate in Europe.
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How a Spanish scale-up became a leader in green energy

– Holaluz cofounder Carlota Pi Amorós details her ambition for the start-up to become a decentralized energy-as-a-service... green-tech company.

Looking back: What does the ‘long term’ really mean?

– Stock markets can be volatile, and some years they decline. But the ups far outnumber the downs—and returns are in line with two... centuries of performance.
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