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  • Disruptive Innovations VIII

    Ten More Things to Stop and Think About In our new report, the eighth in our Disruptive Innovations series, we once again look at some of the leading-edge concepts across sectors and identify new products, which could ultimately disrupt their marketplace. A few of the “new” concepts may not seem quite that new — e.g.,...

    Technology & Innovation
  • Holistic Digital Policy

    Nation States Must Lead in Building Equitable Human-Centric Digital Economies If you left your house this morning and realized you forgot your smartphone, would you go back for it? Ten years ago probably not. But if I didn’t have my phone with me this morning, I wouldn’t have been able to use contactless payment for...

    Technology & Innovation
  • Biodiversity

    The Ecosystem at the Heart of Business An unexpected positive outcome from the COVID-19 pandemic is related to climate change — after decades of steady increases, global carbon dioxide emissions actually fell. A combination of declining manufacturing and social activities in 2020 — factory shutdowns, a fall in air travel, and work from home which...

    Environmental Economics
  • Natural Gas

    Powering Up the Energy Transition Much of the focus on the Energy Transition has been on how quickly renewables could take over, but reducing emissions from hard-to-abate sectors and places complicates the outlook. In this context, is natural gas a transition fuel, a soon-to-be stranded asset, or is it an energy source that could be...

    Environmental Economics
  • Technology at Work v6.0

    How could the acceleration of digital during the COVID-19 pandemic lead to an acceleration in the shift to a post-production society where jobs in both the manufacturing and service sectors are at risk for automation and offshoring? Click on the video for a preview of the Technology at Work v6.0 report.

    Technology & Innovation
  • Technology at Work v6.0

    The Coming of the Post-Production Society Ever have that déjà vu feeling? Last year about this time, we published our report and discussed how COVID-19 restrictions were being lifted and the end of ‘work from home’ was on the horizon. Apparently, that was just a practice run. This time it’s the real deal. Around the...

    Technology & Innovation

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