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How Business Will Permanently Change in 2021

February 18, 2021 / 0 Comments

Succeeding in a Transformed Post-Pandemic World With the end of the pandemic in sight, a new U.S. administration in place, and Brexit a reality, 2021 is quickly becoming a new dawn for business and government. Digital, social, and economic shifts will continue to gain momentum, propelling companies and cities into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This […]

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PwC Manufacturing COO Pulse Survey

February 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

Over the past year, manufacturing firms have faced unprecedented disruption. Daunting change caused by the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in accelerated digitalization, increased risk of cyberattacks, and transformed consumer behavior. ESI ThoughtLab worked with PwC to conduct a survey of 585 manufacturing industry COOs to understand the future of manufacturing. Click here to access an […]

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The Intelligence Revolution: Driving ROI with AI

February 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

The rise of artificial intelligence both reflects and accelerates the major geopolitical, social, and economic shifts happening around the world. With growing evidence that AI gives companies and organizations the ability to be more efficient, effective, and profitable, how can leaders, who may have limited understanding of AI and its benefits, make informed investment decisions […]

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In Africa, Accra Leads in Progress on SDGs

February 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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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Managing the Challenges of a Post-Pandemic World: Cities 4.0

January 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

During the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring a healthy, safe, and prosperous future for citizens has been a burning imperative for city leaders around the world. At the same time, the health crisis has raised the importance of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which many cities have adopted as a framework for achieving their social, environmental, […]

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