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Wealth & Asset Management 4.0: Digital , Social, and Economic Shifts

May 7, 2021 / Comments Off on Wealth & Asset Management 4.0: Digital , Social, and Economic Shifts

The ongoing pandemic has been a watershed event for businesses and their customers around the world, particularly for the wealth and asset management industry. The crisis has rapidly sped up digital, social, economic, demographic, and regulatory shifts that were already transforming the industry. But the pandemic also has prompted investors to reexamine their life priorities, investment plans, […]

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ESI ThoughtLab Reveals How 167 Cities Worldwide are Leveraging Technology, Data, and Partnerships to Drive Social Development Goals

March 30, 2021 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab Reveals How 167 Cities Worldwide are Leveraging Technology, Data, and Partnerships to Drive Social Development Goals

Pandemic accelerates rise of Cities 4.0, propelling the development of a future roadmap toward urban prosperity, sustainability, and citizen well-being The pandemic spurred more than one-third of cities around the globe to give more priority to efforts to promote the social good 65 percent of city leaders said smart city programs were crucial to COVID-19 […]

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In Africa, Accra Leads in Progress on SDGs

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on In Africa, Accra Leads in Progress on SDGs

Africa faces the most challenges of any region in meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commitments, given its high levels of environmental degradation, poverty, and unemployment along with rapid population growth and weak state institutions. In ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities across six regions designed to explore cities’ progress on the SDGs, African […]

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Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Bogota: How Data Helps Tackle Mobility and Transportation Challenges

Urban mobility is a critical factor for the economic productivity of a city, and for the quality of life of its citizens and their access to basic services. In the wake of COVID-19, cities are reevaluating their urban mobility strategies and policies. According to ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities globally, 55% of city leaders […]

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Expert Views: Smart Cities Should Be Sustainable Too

February 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Smart Cities Should Be Sustainable Too

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become an essential tool to overcome the devastating impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cities. ESI ThoughtLab’s survey of 167 cities worldwide determined that 77% of cities have included each of the SDGs as a framework for their plans. With a public health crisis to solve […]

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ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Team Up to Reinvent Thought Leadership for a Digital-First World

November 6, 2020 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab and CityAge Team Up to Reinvent Thought Leadership for a Digital-First World

November 6, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) — ESI ThoughtLab, an innovative research firm, is joining forces with CityAge, a leading digital events and networking company, to create 360° thought leadership—a new formula for firms to ensure the effectiveness of their marketing initiatives in a digital-first world. The coronavirus pandemic has transformed most aspects of business, including […]

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