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  • 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...

    Sustainability & Society
  • 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...

    Sustainability & Society
  • 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
  • Hard-to-Abate Sectors and Emissions

    The Toughest Nuts to Crack for a Net Zero Future The COVID-19 pandemic has been noteworthy for so many negative things, but there was one temporary bright spot — global carbon emissions declined. With the sudden halt in industrial production and transportation coming to a standstill, cities saw noticeable declines in air pollution and the...

    Sustainability & Society

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