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The Global Risks Report 2019

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2019. The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the …
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Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments” paper, in collaboration with Accenture (Digital Transformation Initiative). Digital technologies offer new ways for companies to grow and be more productive. However, it is not completely clear how investments in new technologies impact productivity. This paper addresses that issue by analysing …
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The Global Risks Report 2018

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2018. The Global Risks Report 2018 is published at a time of encouraging headline global growth. Any breathing space this offers to leaders should not be squandered: the urgency of facing up to systemic challenges has intensified over the past year amid proliferating signs …
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The Global Risks Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published the Global Risk Report 2017. For over a decade the Global Risk Report has focused attention on the evolution of global risks and the deep interconnections between them. This year’s report examines the five greatest priorities facing the world in 2017, their interconnections and the actions necessary to …
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Global Risks Report 2016

In its 11th edition, The Global Risks Report 2016 by the World Economic Forum  draws attention to ways that global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade. The report features perspectives on the perceived impact and likelihood of 29 prevalent global risks, divided into five categories: economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological. The report …
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La Misión en la Empresa y la Responsabilidad Social

A company that genuinely seeks to exercise its corporate social responsibility will be a company with – and on – a mission. A corporate mission is a public statement of an organization’s commitments, to its stakeholders and society at large, vis-à-vis the purpose or raison d’être of its activity. This technical note by the “la …
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The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2015.” The report, which covers 112 economies, seeks to improve our understanding of how countries can use a diverse spectrum of policy incentives and institutional mechanisms to make economic growth more socially inclusive without dampening incentives to work, save and invest. Six …
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Digital Economy & Society Index 2015

The EC has just published “The Digital Economy & Society Index 2015” (DESI). DESI is a composite index that summarizes relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. It includes five main dimensions: Connectivity, Human Capital, Use of Internet, Integration of Digital Technology and Digital Public …
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OECD: The Rise of Inequality and Social Divisions

The OECD has just published the report “Society at a Glance 2014: The Crisis and Its Aftermath”. According to the study, income inequality and social division have risen sharply since the beginning of the economic crisis. The economic crisis has disproportionately hit the most vulnerable in society, and their conditions could continue to worsen unless …
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Quality of Life in Europe: Subjective Well-being

Eurofound has published an analysis on subjective well-being levels across Europe entitled “Quality of life in Europe: Subjective well-being.”  While life satisfaction increased marginally across the European Union between 2007 and 2011, happiness and optimism levels have fallen and perceived social exclusion has increased, indicating a decline in overall well-being in many European countries during …
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