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Shaping the future of work in Europe’s 9 digital front-runner countries

– Our research shows significant value in embracing AI and automation for the Northern European countries, but sees a requirement for new skill sets among employees and a policy response around education, training, and the social contract.
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Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

– Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite... technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals.
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Scaling the impact of the social enterprise sector

– The number of social enterprises in The Netherlands has grown by more than 2,000 in the past five years. But very few aim for... the type of scale that would actually solve the societal issue they address. What is holding them back?
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Accelerating the energy transition: cost or opportunity?

– Transforming the Netherlands' energy system could provide a boost to the economy while lowering greenhouse-gas emissions in line... with European goals.
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Electric vehicles in Europe: Gearing up for a new phase?

– In the past few years, Europe has gone through the initial adoption phase of electric mobility. After a “turbulent”... period of excitement and promise as well as disappointment, it is now possible to formulate a clearer view on the development of electric mobility to date and its drivers going forward.

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Precision forestry: A revolution in the woods

– Advanced technologies could improve forest management significantly. What areas are most promising, and how can forestry companies... start their digital transformation?
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Creating an effective workforce system for the new economy

– Governments have an important role to play in building a deeper pool of qualified workers and fueling economic growth.
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Lithium and cobalt: A tale of two commodities

– What does the rise of electric vehicles mean for two critical raw materials that go into their batteries—and for the players... in this ecosystem?
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Productivity across the global mining sector is starting to improve

– Our latest data show an upward trend—from a low base.
Article - Project Syndicate

Are we in a corporate debt bubble?

– Growth of corporate debt is not as ominous as it first appears and, indeed, in some ways even points to a positive economic outcome,... writes Susan Lund in Project Syndicate.
Article - Project Syndicate

Can smart cities be equitable?

– For urban planners, data and technology are valuable tools to improve administration and services, but as digital systems become... more pervasive, there is a danger that inequality will deepen unless local governments recognize that tech-driven solutions are as important to the poor as they are to the affluent, write Homi Kharas and Jaana Remes in Project Syndicate.
Interview - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics

– In the first of a two-part interview, the architect of last year’s World Series champions shares how analytics, organization,... and culture combine to create competitive advantage in a zero-sum industry.
Article - Harvard Business Review

Is your company ready for the rise of smart cities?

– For companies, smart cities represent major business opportunities — and not only for tech firms selling systems to government... agencies, write Jonathan Woetzel and Jaana Remes in Harvard Business Review.
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A transformative experience for leading a transformation

– Giving senior leaders hands-on, digitally enhanced experience with lean management helps kick-start a transformation.
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The next act for private equity in US residential building products

– Amid growing confidence in the US building products industry, players across the value chain face increasing pressure on growth... and margins and will need to develop new value-creation strategies.
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A vision for European life insurance: The time for bold actions has come

– To survive and thrive in the coming years, European life insurance players must adapt by embracing six bold moves.
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