thought leadership

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

January 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Managing the Challenges of a Post-Pandemic World: Cities 4.0

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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Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

November 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Expert Views: Post-Pandemic Trends in Cities

As city leaders around the world continue to cope with the impacts of COVID-19, they are also assessing which will remain with us in a post-pandemic world. Repercussions of the health crisis, including recession, high unemployment, and the new urban exodus, have highlighted weaknesses and underscore why leaders need to improve public health and other […]

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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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Business, Government, and Academic Leaders Analyze the Post-pandemic Future of Cities and Create Roadmap for Change

November 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Business, Government, and Academic Leaders Analyze the Post-pandemic Future of Cities and Create Roadmap for Change

ESI ThoughtLab Study will examine how innovative technologies will drive urban sustainability, resilience, and citizen well-being November 5, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) –ESI ThoughtLab, a leading research firm, has joined forces with a coalition of business, government, and academic leaders to analyze how COVID-19 and associated disruptions will permanently change how people work, shop, travel, learn, […]

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Mastercard Shadow Economy

October 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Mastercard Shadow Economy

The shadow economy, sometimes called the informal or underground economy, comprises economic activity that takes place outside of formal channels—generally to avoid governmental scrutiny and taxation—and is not included in the officially calculated gross national product (GNP). It results in significant social, economic, cultural, and political challenges. To better understand the impact of the show economy […]

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ESI ThoughtLab Appoints Michael Geach as Director of Business Development

October 21, 2020 / Comments Off on ESI ThoughtLab Appoints Michael Geach as Director of Business Development

ESI ThoughtLab is pleased to announce that Michael Geach has joined as Director of Business Development. In this role, Michael will help our clients develop high-impact thought leadership programs that draw on our firm’s unparalleled analytical and economic modeling capabilities. Michael will facilitate the successful execution of thought leadership initiatives for our clients – from […]

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