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We actively monitor change covering more than 150 key elements of life.

A Mundane Comedy is Dom Kelleher's new book. Extracts will appear on this site and across social media from late 2021. Please get in touch with any questions or thoughts.

The 52:52:52 project, launching both on this site and on Twitter in late 2021 will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

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What's Changing? - Risk

Risk

 

Please see below selected recent risk-related change.

 

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September 2021

  • Global Catastrophic Risks 2021: Navigating the Complex Intersections, included a focus on the complex interconnectedness between different risks and the need to build more holistic global approaches to tackle them. As the impacts of man-made climate change and humanity’s destruction of the natural environment worsen, so do the threats from future pandemics, especially zoonotic viruses that jump from animals to humans. A changing climate is also exacerbating conflict, food insecurity, refugee crises and extreme poverty.

 

February 2021

What's Changing? - Artificial Intelligence

AI

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is typically defined as the ability of a machine to perform cognitive functions we associate with human minds, such as perceiving, reasoning, learning, interacting with the environment, problem solving, and even exercising creativity. Examples of technologies that enable AI to solve business problems are robotics and autonomous vehicles, computer vision, language, virtual agents, and machine learning.

 

Please see below recent artificial intelligence (AI)-related change.

 

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What's Changing? - Innovation

Innovation

 

Please see below selected recent innovation-related change. 

 

September 2021

 

June 2021

What's Changing? - Growth

Growth

 

Please see below selected recent growth-related change.

Please see below selected recent middle market-related change, covering entrepreneurship, family businesses and startups.

 

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August 2021

  • There are currently nearly 800 unicorns (private companies valued at $1B+) from 40+ countries around the world. Of those, about half are based in the US (50%), followed by China (20%).

 

January 2021

What's Changing? - Belt & Road Initiative

Belt & Road Initiative

 

Introduction

China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative is one of the most ambitious geopolitical projects ever. By 2027, it aims to dish out an estimated $1.3 trillion in loans, around ten times what the US spent on the Marshall Plan in the aftermath of World War II. As China increases its investment in the West, will countries' loyalty shift toward Beijing? About 80 countries have already joined, and dozens more are flirting with the idea. For a world that badly needs more and better infrastructure, Belt and Road is a good thing

What's Changing? - Governance

Governance

 

Please see below selected societal and organisational governance-related change.

 

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July 2021

  • The COVID-19 pandemic illustrated the urgent need for change in the structures and mechanisms of international cooperation. This led to the release of a major synthesis paper -Reflections on building more inclusive global governance - as part of the Inclusive Governance Initiative, which was launched in 2020 to mark Chatham House’s centenary.

 

September 2020