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The best preparation for digital transformation: an open mind

When Thomas Edison built the first commercial electricity generators in New York and London in the 1880s, businesses were surprisingly slow to adopt this miraculous new energy source. Their factories were designed around steam power, and few could see the benefits of the new paradigm. Those that did were reportedly disappointed with the results. 

This, at root, was not just an engineering issue; it was a matter of mindset. As economist and writer Tim Harford puts it, “to take advantage of electricity, factory owners had to think in a very different way”.

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The emergence of "ocean risk" and how to tackle it

The first-ever Ocean Risk Summit reminded the world about the need to address human vulnerabilities arising from ocean deterioration.

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Pride and prejudice: The future of advocacy - highlight video

Watch Michael Gold, wirter of sharing insights about companies' role in LGBT advocacy at The Economist's annual Pride and Prejudice event. 

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Pride and prejudice: The future of advocacy

This report, the third in an annual series of Economist Intelligence Unit studies addressing the business and economic case for global LGBT diversity and inclusion (D&I), assesses the future prospects for corporate advocacy in the LGBT space, given the perils that face proponents of the liberal, open-minded worldview that underpins LGBT equality.

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Entrepreneurs as change agents of sustainable development

With the UN Millennium Development Goals, followed by the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, entrepreneurship emerged as a key factor in generating economic value and making a positive impact both from a social and environmental standpoint.

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Here today, gone tomorrow

Why companies must do their part to ensure that LGBT rights do not go in reverse

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Data and Transparency

From navigating regulatory shifts to managing transparency requests, optimising data strategies helps asset owners and asset managers keep up with change. This program explores how institutional investors are utilising new technologies and new processes in areas such as data management and analysis to best serve their stakeholders.

Pioneering Leadership: Service

Watch our video above to learn how CIOs can pioneer leadership at their organisations:
-Theresa Payton, former CIO of the White House, current CEO of Fortalice Solutions

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The strategic CFO in a rapidly changing world

To identify the strategic priorities of CFOs and senior finance professionals,  The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted a survey, commissioned by Coupa, of 507 finance executives across industries and located in the US, UK, France and Germany. Seventy-five percent of respondents are CFOs, and 25% are corporate finance professionals who are at the VP-level or above.

The report is based on survey findings, as well as interviews with the following finance executives: 

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