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  • In a recent lecture at Oxford University, Al Gore expounded on six different drivers of global change; Earth Inc; emergence of the “Global Mind”; the Biotech Revolution; Changing Governance Structure & Power Relations; Growth as the “Holy Grail” and Climate Change.

 

 

  • PwC US identified nine key technological, economic, and political trends for CEOs to consider. That so many trends are cresting at the same time only complicates the challenges CEOs face. But by looking at how they affect companies, and understanding how they can prepare to meet these challenges, CEOs can increase their chances for success.The nine trends include: disruptive innovation, managing cost and complexity, convergence, consumerisation of IT, the changing dynamics between developing and developed countries, social media, data explosion, IP and data protection, and the changing political and regulatory landscape.

 

  • A diverse group of global leaders is calling for a radical shake-up in politics and business to deliver progress on climate change, reduce economic inequality, improve corporate practices and address the chronic burden of disease. Now for the Long Term, published today by the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, is the product of a year long process of research and debate undertaken by a group of eminent leaders on the successes and failures in addressing global challenges over recent decades.

 

  • The UK government's Global strategic trends out to 2040 report argued that the era out to 2040 will be a time of transition; this is likely to be characterised by instability, both in the relations between states, and in the relations between groups within states. During this timeframe the world is likely to face the reality of a changing climate, rapid population growth, resource scarcity, resurgence in ideology, and shifts in global power from West to East.

 

 

  • The IMD “Competitiveness Roadmap” is an attempt to describe and assess the main issues that will affect the world competitiveness landscape over the next four decades. Issues are shown along two axes - degree of impact and timescale - to provide a clear “mental map” of the environment in which nations and companies will operate. This is a subjective assessment which aims to bring some coherence to the multitude of issues that are said to be having an impact – sooner or later – on the competitiveness landscape. These issues are succinctly described on the fold-out pages.
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