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Diversity still matters

Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the crisis—but are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination.

Reimagining the post-pandemic organization

– The organization of the future is taking shape in the moves that companies are making now. Here’s what’s changing—and why some... companies say they won’t go back.

Personalizing change management in the smartphone era

– A global manufacturer is blending digital technology, analytics, and behavioral science to personalize its change program. Its... experience offers lessons for leaders everywhere.

Taking ownership of a sustainable future

– Three CEOs offer lessons on their pursuit of sustainability.

Water: A human and business priority

– Water stress increases risk for communities and businesses. Through proactive individual and collective action, businesses can... combat the water crisis.

Climate math: What a 1.5-degree pathway would take

– Decarbonizing global business at scale is achievable, but the math is daunting.

Purpose: Shifting from why to how

– What is your company’s core reason for being, and where can you have a unique, positive impact on society? Now more than ever,... you need good answers to these questions.

Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world

– The coronavirus crisis holds profound lessons that can help us address climate change—if we make greater economic and environmental... resiliency core to our planning for the recovery ahead.

Are you asking enough from your design leaders?

– A new breed of leaders can help companies unleash the business value of design.

Interviews

Dwight Eisenhower: Lessons from the ‘balancer in chief’

William I. Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower, explains how Dwight D. Eisenhower inspired his country and led Americans through times of uncertainty and radical change.

‘Bring the problem forward’: Larry Fink on climate risk

– The physical impact of climate change will lead to a major capital reallocation, says the head of BlackRock, the world’s largest... asset manager.

In disruptive times, the power comes from people: An interview with Eric Schmidt

– As we enter a new golden age of technological innovation, nurturing talent will become more critical, according to the former... chairman of Alphabet.

How ALJ—a ‘75-year-old start-up’—leads with purpose

– What do Rivian electric vehicles, renewables innovation, empirical philanthropy, and a Nobel Prize have in common? A Saudi Arabian... company called ALJ—and a family’s sense of purpose, say its leaders.

Featured research

Reimagining industrial operations

Through innovation, advanced analytics, digitization, electrification, and process efficiencies, carbon-intensive operations underpinning the global economy can shape a more sustainable future.

Redefining the power industry

– Quick takes on the pressures posed by climate change—and potential responses.

Bias busters: Avoiding snap judgments

– When making important business decisions, its critical... to put first impressions aside and explore the facts.

Automation and economic disparity: A new challenge for CEOs

– The automation age could widen economic disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, thus affecting where... companies hire, invest, and locate.

Podcasts

Matching talent to value

The roles that create the most value in your organization may not be at the top. Getting the right people in these critical seats can turbocharge performance.

Getting beyond gridlock: The promise of traffic congestion solutions

– With more than half the world’s population living in cities, congestion and pollution are worsening. Technology may be able... to provide new and innovative traffic congestion solutions—but only if city governments and companies collaborate.

Preparing for and managing through a downturn

– As talk of an impending economic downturn takes hold in the business world, executives can take thoughtful steps to help their... companies better weather the storm.

What makes an organization ‘healthy’?

– Research shows that companies can improve short- and long-term performance by focusing on a small number of carefully selected... management practices.

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