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Audiences increasingly diverse expect content that reflects it

Audiences increasingly diverse expect content that reflects it

Generation Z and millennials (and Generation Alpha that follow them) are the most diverse generations in American history—in terms of ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and neurodiversity. They want media and entertainment that reflects the world they see, and the lives they live, new Deloitte report shows. A total of 3,517 US
The importance of external auditors in carbon reporting

The importance of external auditors in carbon reporting

Before companies even think about planning to reduce their carbon emissions, there’s an important first step that many are missing: getting third party validation of their reporting. Accurately reported carbon emissions are a critical indicator for actually reducing climate impacts.  In new research based on data from Clarity AI — a global sus
PT TALKS | Teresa Burnay, Unilever FIMA

PT TALKS | Teresa Burnay, Unilever FIMA

New episode is out! Today: an inspiring leader who shares how she balances a successful career, a large family, and time for herself and her community. Filipe Reduto Gaspar and Joana Horta e Costa welcome Teresa Burnay, Executive Committee Member, Business Unit Director and Media Director at Unilever. A talk about openness to new opportunities [&he

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Audiences increasingly diverse expect content that reflects it

Audiences increasingly diverse expect content that reflects it

Generation Z and millennials (and Generation Alpha that follow them) are the most diverse generations in American history—in terms of ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and neurodiversity. They want media and entertainment that reflects the world they see, an...
The importance of external auditors in carbon reporting

The importance of external auditors in carbon reporting

Before companies even think about planning to reduce their carbon emissions, there’s an important first step that many are missing: getting third party validation of their reporting. Accurately reported carbon emissions are a critical indicator for actually reducing climate imp...
PT TALKS | Teresa Burnay, Unilever FIMA

PT TALKS | Teresa Burnay, Unilever FIMA

New episode is out! Today: an inspiring leader who shares how she balances a successful career, a large family, and time for herself and her community. Filipe Reduto Gaspar and Joana Horta e Costa welcome Teresa Burnay, Executive Committee Member, Business Unit Director and Media...
The return to office debate is set to continue into 2024

The return to office debate is set to continue into 2024

Big research recently released by Randstad indicates that the push and pull between employers and workers on the return to the office is set to continue all over the year. According to the survey, over a third (37%) of workers have made arrangements in their lives, such as moving...
We learn better from people we like, research shows

We learn better from people we like, research shows

The process of learning has been widely studied in psychology and neuroscience. Many factors influence the way we integrate information into our brains, namely depending on the source from whom such information comes, but new research proves that if you like some people, you are ...
PT TALKS #3

PT TALKS #3

Unpacking the strategies and values of an increasingly humanized and forward-looking leadership, Filipe Reduto Gaspar and Joana Horta e Costa welcome Pedro Rocha e Melo, Executive Director at José de Mello. A talk about the challenges and rewards of responsible family-oriented...
PT TALKS | Pedro Rocha e Melo, José de Mello

PT TALKS | Pedro Rocha e Melo, José de Mello

Unpacking the strategies and values of an increasingly humanized and forward-looking leadership, Filipe Reduto Gaspar and Joana Horta e Costa welcome Pedro Rocha e Melo, Executive Director at José de Mello. A talk about the challenges and rewards of responsible family-oriented b...
BR TALKS #21

BR TALKS #21

Who are you in the ESG queue? Our guest has her answer: she’s an ESG reprogrammer. In this episode, the Chief Media Officer Nathalia Toledo welcomes Erlana Castro, Founder and CCO at #ESGpraJá. A mindblowing conversation about the present and future of people and organization...
PT TALKS #2

PT TALKS #2

What is the secret behind successful closeness between a brand and its consumers? Celebrating 20 years of a love story with the Portuguese, Filipe Reduto Gaspar and Joana Horta e Costa welcome Claudia Domingues, Country Communication Manager at IKEA. A talk about real lives,...
The 4 most common mistakes made by new CEOs

The 4 most common mistakes made by new CEOs

Drawing a hasty portrait of the company and belittling the achievements of the teams are two of the main mistakes that newly hired leaders often make in their first few months in office. The conclusion comes from the study “Onboarding: integrating CEOs, directors and adviso...
BR TALKS | Erlana Castro, #ESGpraJá

BR TALKS | Erlana Castro, #ESGpraJá

New talk is out with a provoking question: Who are you in the ESG queue? Our guest has her answer: she’s an ESG reprogrammer. In this episode, the Chief Media Officer Nathalia Toledo welcomes Erlana Castro, Founder and CCO at #ESGpraJá. A mindblowing conversation about the...
Preparing the workforce for ethical and trustworthy AI

Preparing the workforce for ethical and trustworthy AI

Inspired by the findings in Deloitte’s annual “State of Ethics and Trust in Technology” report, Deloitte surveyed 100 C-suite executives with a lens on preparing the workforce for AI. The goal? To understand how organizations are using AI, how they are educating their workf...
4-day working week in Brazil: first results

4-day working week in Brazil: first results

Following the example of the United Kingdom, Portugal, the United States, Canada, Switzerland and South Africa, among others, Brazil was the first country in South America to join the 4-day working week experiment. The pilot began in January 2024 and runs until the end of June fo...
Getting Inspired to Inspire

Getting Inspired to Inspire

The Importance of Corporate Gatherings to Enhancing Personal and Business Growth  By Nathalia Toledo Relevance. This is what prevails in today’s world. Relevant people and organizations build relevant societies. It is about making a meaningful impact, being valued for one&...
Today’s older workforce is different. Here’s why

Today’s older workforce is different. Here’s why

Although some members of Generation X are approaching retirement age and all the Baby Boomers will arrive before 2030, more and more workers are still in the workforce. This is the finding of a recent report released by the Pew Research Center, which shows that one in five Americ...
Big changes early in life can help later on

Big changes early in life can help later on

A recently published study about social networks finds that so-called long ties — connections between people who otherwise lack any mutual contacts — are highly associated with greater economic success in life. Those long ties are fostered partly by turning points such as mov...
Companies are heating up on AI

Companies are heating up on AI

Generative Artificial Intelligence has “invaded the corporate agenda at a speed unmatched by any previous technology”, a new Fortune survey in collaboration with Deloitte reveals. According to the poll, the majority of respondents are already implementing it to automate manua...
Hiring for skills

Hiring for skills

Taking into account what candidates know rather than the places they’ve been and the degrees they hold is a trend in talent acquisition for this year, according to a study by global organizational management consultancy Korn Ferry. The report shows that global demand for th...
The impact of psychological safety in talent retention

The impact of psychological safety in talent retention

The need to create psychological safety in the workplace has never been more urgent. New Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research shows that when empathetic leaders build a culture of psychological safety, retention risk is reduced. It is also particularly effective at improving th...
The business value of inclusion

The business value of inclusion

Every year, billions of dollars are poured into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, yet business leaders have minimal insight into what works—and whether the investments lead to results. Therefore, the Boston Consulting Group released a survey quantifying the re...
The Inner Development Goals are bringing introspectiveness to sustainability

The Inner Development Goals are bringing introspectiveness to sustainability

In recent years, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have entered the political and corporate agendas as guiding lights towards more sustainable and fairer practices. The 17 goals outlined by the United Nations are based on external solutions, linked to engineering, economic...
BR TALKS #20

BR TALKS #20

How much do Human Resources and Technology and Innovation relate? In the latest episode of BR Talks: a leader who wants to make people more technological and technology more human. Our Chief Media Officer Nathalia Toledo welcomes Daniel Knopfholz, VP of People and Technology at...
Generative AI and its implications for business

Generative AI and its implications for business

Gen AI is the top priority among business executives with potential for the greatest impact on business operations and performance over the next few years. That is the most recent finding from Weber Shandwick’s Un/Predictions Report. The poll covered 104 senior executives f...
PT TALKS | Claudia Domingues, IKEA

PT TALKS | Claudia Domingues, IKEA

New episode is out! What is the secret behind successful closeness between a brand and its consumers? Celebrating 20 years of a love story with the Portuguese, Filipe Reduto Gaspar and Joana Horta e Costa welcome Claudia Domingues, Country Communication Manager at IKEA. A talk ab...
Fresh perspectives on jobs and work

Fresh perspectives on jobs and work

Updated data from Gallup reveals that U.S. workers’ remote workdays have stabilized after spiking during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The impact of artificial intelligence on jobs, the composition of the post-pandemic workplace, and employees’ perspectives on their ...
Fintechs expected to grow by double digits a year by 2028

Fintechs expected to grow by double digits a year by 2028

In the wake of what is happening in the innovation ecosystem as a whole, sustainable growth is the order of the day. And with their flight plan in place, fintechs – companies that combine technology and financial services – could grow by 15% a year by 2028 worldwide. ...
BR TALKS | Daniel Knopfholz, Grupo Boticário

BR TALKS | Daniel Knopfholz, Grupo Boticário

New talk is out! How much do Human Resources and Technology and Innovation relate? In the new episode, meet a leader who wants to make people more technological and technology more human. Our Chief Media Officer Nathalia Toledo welcomes Daniel Knopfholz, VP of People and Technolo...
Managing the downsides of tech

Managing the downsides of tech

The fourth edition of Deloitte’s Connected Consumer Study researched consumers attitudes and behaviors around adopting connected devices (technology, entertainment, and smart home), engaging in virtual experiences (remote work and learning, virtual health care visits), using we...
PT TALKS #1

PT TALKS #1

Have you already listened to (and watched) the first episode of PT Talks? WIN World’s new podcast heard from none other than Catarina Barradas, Head of the Global Brand Unit at EDP. More to come soon....
BR TALKS #19

BR TALKS #19

Have you missed the opening episode of Brazilian season 2024? Listen (and watch) now to the conversation with Geovana Quadros, CEO of Mulheres Inspiradoras, the largest women’s leadership networking platform in Latin America....
‘Extroverts do better at work’. Do they?

‘Extroverts do better at work’. Do they?

According to a study published by Harvard Business Review, regardless of the degree of commitment displayed during working hours, extroverted professionals are seen as more dedicated to their tasks than introverts. This perception, according to scholars of organizational behavior...
Managing talent, governance, and risk are top challenges with Gen AI adoption

Managing talent, governance, and risk are top challenges with Gen AI adoption

During the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, the Deloitte AI Institute has unveiled the first wave of a quarterly survey, which explores how actions taken now will guide how Gen AI adoption unfolds and if its benefits are fully realized. More than 2,800 Director to C-suite...
The major challenges of the time

The major challenges of the time

Leaders from some of the largest global economies have declared that tackling climate change and economic inequality are “existential” and “convergent” goals. In 2024, Brazil will host the most important discussions on sustainable and inclusive growth. inc...
There is potential for AI in the social sector

There is potential for AI in the social sector

AI is a tool that increasingly more sectors are using to achieve their results efficiently. Although one might think of the tech, health or retail industries, among others, as the most likely ones to embrace this technology, a recent survey found that there is also interest in AI...
Bold measures to close the climate action gap

Bold measures to close the climate action gap

The Alliance for CEO Climate Leaders, a CEO-led community facilitated by the World Economic Forum that is committed to accelerating the net-zero transition, released a new report calling on businesses and governments to shift from incremental to systemic actions to meet climate g...
PT TALKS | Catarina Barradas, EDP

PT TALKS | Catarina Barradas, EDP

New podcast on air! What does Portuguese leadership have to inspire the world? Following the successful BR Talks lines, our new podcast brings stories of leaders who are making a difference in their fields, now from Portugal to the world. In the first episode, Filipe Reduto Gaspa...
Trust and human sustainability: the 2024 top human capital trends

Trust and human sustainability: the 2024 top human capital trends

With one eye on the most pressing issues for organizations, leaders and workers, Deloitte’s new report, “Thriving Beyond Boundaries: Human Performance in a Boundaryless World,” identifies seven trends that showcase how a combination of business and human outcomes plays ...
Small habits are a key part of wellbeing

Small habits are a key part of wellbeing

The topic of burnout has been talked about extensively in recent years: as a reality that plagues many workers and companies, awareness on how to prevent it has normalized the issue and destigmatized the topic of mental health, valuing self-care and underlining the importance of ...
Responding to 2024’s global risks

Responding to 2024’s global risks

Drawing on nearly two decades of original risks perception data, the World Economic Forum warns of a global risks landscape in which progress in human development is being chipped away slowly, leaving states and individuals vulnerable to new and resurgent risks. Global Risks Repo...
Productivity: no longer the metric that matters most

Productivity: no longer the metric that matters most

For decades, productivity has been a valuable tool for assessing performance, but lately, productivity growth data shows an undesirable scenario: productivity is not only stagnant but declining. According to a recent Deloitte report, in the first quarter of 2023, productivity for...
BR TALKS | Geovana Quadros, Mulheres Inspiradoras

BR TALKS | Geovana Quadros, Mulheres Inspiradoras

Season 2024 is out What does Brazilian leadership have to inspire the world? BR Talks is back with an even more powerful new season. Talks with leaders who make a difference in their fields. In the first episode of the year, our Chief Media Officer Nathalia Toledo welcomes Geovan...
Women improve decision-making on boards, research shows

Women improve decision-making on boards, research shows

Women arrive highly prepared for a board meeting, ask in-depth questions and are willing to acknowledge that they don’t know a certain subject. This is the main conclusion of a study conducted by scholars Margarethe Wiersema and Marie Louise Mors, from the University of Cal...
Eight CEO priorities for 2024

Eight CEO priorities for 2024

A new study by global consultancy McKinsey & Company points to the most urgent issues on the top management agenda around the globe. The list is based on hundreds of interviews conducted with CEOs since 2021. The researchers compiled what they heard about how companies can do...
The Reskilling Revolution is on

The Reskilling Revolution is on

Launched in January 2020, the Reskilling Revolution aims to empower one billion people with better education, skills and economic opportunity by 2030. During the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2024, the community of leaders announced that it reached more than 680 million...
Gen Z is hungry for mentorship and development

Gen Z is hungry for mentorship and development

It’s well known that many young people have lied once or twice about having an advanced level in Excel or Powerpoint to get a job. But Generation Z feels it doesn’t have to be that way. At least if they were better trained in the skills employers ask for. When asked w...
Companies that adopt remote work grow faster, survey finds

Companies that adopt remote work grow faster, survey finds

Workplace flexibility not only boosts productivity but also contributes significantly to companies’ financial success. A new study reveals that companies that allow remote working have experienced revenue growth four times faster than those that are stricter about office pr...
What women really want at work

What women really want at work

Despite what many people might think when they see social media trends like “lazy girl jobs” (which is nothing more than younger generations changing careers to find a better work-life balance), women and men are looking for the same things at work. According to updat...
Older workers: more people and more earnings

Older workers: more people and more earnings

Not only are older workers increasing in number, but their earning power has grown in recent decades. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center, roughly one-in-five Americans ages 65 and older (19%) were employed in 2023 – nearly double the share of those wh...
The 5 elements of wellbeing

The 5 elements of wellbeing

Through decades-long global studies in partnership with leading economists, psychologists and other scientists, Gallup has discovered five universal elements of wellbeing, that is, distinct facets of life that separate a prosperous individual from one who is struggling or sufferi...
Clean energy: investment at high levels in 2023

Clean energy: investment at high levels in 2023

US$ 2.8 trillion is the estimated value of investment in energy in 2023, according to the global Sector Atlas report, released by Allianz Trade. Out of this figure, more than US$1.7 trillion is earmarked for clean energy, including renewable energy, nuclear, low-emission fuels, a...
The tech trends shaping 2024

The tech trends shaping 2024

Leading organizations are balancing new investments in emerging technologies with redoubled efforts to strengthen foundational infrastructure, core systems, and technology teams. The latest edition of Deloitte’s Tech Trends report shows that generative AI is the tech story ...
Employers and employees are heading for a relationship reset

Employers and employees are heading for a relationship reset

What changes have managers made in their organizations in 2023? According to recent Gallup’s data, 64% said employees were given additional job responsibilities; 51% cited the restructuring of teams; and 42% reported budget cuts. Moreover, other Gallup’s research indicate...
4 reasons to become a lifelong learner (if you’re not one yet)

4 reasons to become a lifelong learner (if you’re not one yet)

Actively seeking to acquire knowledge, skills, and experiences throughout the entire life: being a lifelong learner is a mindset and a commitment to continuous personal and professional development throughout one’s life. It involves an active and intentional approach to lea...
What’s in store for business in 2024?

What’s in store for business in 2024?

“Disruption breeds opportunity”. This is a resounding theme from Teneo’s annual CEO and Investor Outlook Survey. The study captures the views of more than 260 global CEOs and institutional investors representing approximately $3.4 trillion USD of combined company an...
BR TALKS | Camila Colnago, Cidadão Pró-Mundo

BR TALKS | Camila Colnago, Cidadão Pró-Mundo

New talk out now! In the last episode of 2023, Nathalia Toledo welcomes Camila Kolnago, Institutional Director at Cidadão Pró-Mundo, elected the Best Education NGO in Brazil in 2020, promoting equal opportunities and broadening perspectives through English teaching and social i...
Finding a preferred working model impacts wellbeing and productivity

Finding a preferred working model impacts wellbeing and productivity

The study “Panorama of corporate well-being”, released by Gympass, found that employees in their preferred working environment report greater well-being at all levels. The finding suggests that location flexibility may be the best approach to supporting workers’...
The importance of the ‘voice of employee’

The importance of the ‘voice of employee’

It comes from a Human Resources background, but more than ever it is being recruited by corporate leaders in decision-making. The concept “voice of employee” refers to the collective opinions, feedback and perspectives of an organization’s workforce, in order to...
Key takeaways from COP28

Key takeaways from COP28

This week, COP28 concluded with a historic agreement by 198 Parties to deliver a new era of climate action. For the first time, a text agreed at the UN climate summit calls on all countries to make an energy transition away from fossil fuels. The final report recognizes the need ...
The role of technology in the short – and long – term strategies

The role of technology in the short – and long – term strategies

Today’s innovation chiefs are working with organizations that are capturing new value in a rapidly changing marketplace. These companies are developing assets meant to help them create new opportunities beyond their walls, by capitalizing on the excitement—while acknowledging...
Green skills: why you should improve yours

Green skills: why you should improve yours

A report recently released by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecasts: the actions we take over the next decade will determine whether or not our planet is livable for generations to come. In this context, there is a growing demand in the corporate w...
Girls who play, women who lead

Girls who play, women who lead

Amid record-breaking attendance and viewership of women’s sports worldwide, a new survey found that playing competitive sports often helps set women up to have successful careers. The report “Impact of Sports on Women’s Professional Success,” released by Deloitte, reveale...
Jobs that mention AI attract greater candidate engagement

Jobs that mention AI attract greater candidate engagement

Worldwide, the competencies required for jobs are expected to change by at least 65% by 2030, as rapid developments in Artificial Intelligence accelerate changes in the workplace, according to data from LinkedIn. The changes are already underway – job openings that mention ...
Raising capital: a go-to funding source

Raising capital: a go-to funding source

A new survey of private companies reveals that raising capital is the big bet of the moment for financing growth initiatives. The vast majority of the 100 survey respondents represented the C-level, presidents, board members, and partners/owners said they intend to raise capital ...
US executives expect remote work to grow again

US executives expect remote work to grow again

Executives expect remote and hybrid working models to grow over the next five years, according to a new survey. The reasons: employees like it, technology is improving and there seems to be no loss of productivity. According to an article published in the Harvard Business Review,...
The future of corporate travel

The future of corporate travel

As more and more companies seek to reduce their carbon footprint to meet regulatory requirements or their own sustainability goals, corporate travel is drawing attention for being a significant contributor to emissions.  A recent Deloitte survey of 334 travel managers, executive...
Vocational training: the key to adapting to a changing labour market

Vocational training: the key to adapting to a changing labour market

Boosting access to vocational training will be critical to ensure more young people can meet increasing demands for skilled workers and adapt to and benefit from the profound changes spurred by the green and digital transformations. The OECD Education at a Glance 2023 says that 4...
The women leading higher education in the US

The women leading higher education in the US

A recent survey on the profile of US university presidents, conducted by the American Council of Education, found that only a third of the presidencies are held by women, a rate that has been stagnant for years. This figure goes against the current context: 60% of university stud...
CEO turnover is the highest in 20 years

CEO turnover is the highest in 20 years

Bosses are changing jobs – at least in the United States. The pace of CEO turnover in US companies escalated in September, when 164 managers left their posts. This is a rise of 4.5% compared to the 157 changes in August and 122% compared to the 74 managers who left their po...
Creative Culture

Creative Culture

By João Moreira  Cultural diversity is one of humanity’s greatest assets. The ability we have to multiply ourselves in languages, religions, traditions, rituals, costumes, habits, and props, among other manifestations, is the true anthropological heritage that we have cre...
The network effect on career-building

The network effect on career-building

More than 80% of women use networking to reach important positions in companies. A new report, published by Chief, a North American women network, spoke to 751 leaders in the United States and found that networking plays an important role in achieving great things especially in w...
Leaders endorse revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

Leaders endorse revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The revised G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance – a joint G20/OECD effort to help companies navigate changing capital markets while promoting market confidence and financial stability – have been endorsed at the last G20 Leader’s Summit in New Delhi, India.  The Pr...
Top AI solutions to revolutionize global healthcare

Top AI solutions to revolutionize global healthcare

A new World Economic Forum report highlights the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and the importance of public-private collaboration in driving its global adoption. In response to the systemic challenges that are straining health systems worl...
Generation Z is the least flexible at work, survey reveals

Generation Z is the least flexible at work, survey reveals

Easy adaptation to change and the flow of activities doesn’t seem to suit those born after 1997. According to a survey published firsthand by the newspaper Valor Econômico, Generation Z has lower rates than older people regarding flexibility. The data comes from an unprece...
EU regulation drives the sustainability transition, report shows

EU regulation drives the sustainability transition, report shows

Multiple new regulatory proposals are making rapid progress in the European Union, leading the way in addressing climate change and stimulating the social and economic benefits that can come from doing so. According to Deloitte’s EMEA Sustainability Regulation Hub, implemen...
Reschedule your meetings now

Reschedule your meetings now

Can the way meetings are scheduled during the day hinder performance at work? A study published by the American Psychological Association reveals that yes, it can. Organizational management scholars in China and the United States found that what has the greatest impact on executi...
Using generative AI responsibly

Using generative AI responsibly

Generative Artificial Intelligence technology is advancing quickly. And with expansion and advantages also come risks and precautions. A recent article published by McKinsey partners alerts that leaders who want to design their teams and processes to mitigate those risks should a...
Why employee wellbeing matters

Why employee wellbeing matters

Employees’ expectations about their jobs have fundamentally changed in recent years. According to Gallup’s analysis, many employees now have new and more serious factors to consider when they think about their job, including if their employer cares about their wellbeing. ...
‘Dual-promotion’: bragging without backlash

‘Dual-promotion’: bragging without backlash

‘If we don’t promote and value ourselves, who will, right?’ Although this popular maxim is called for in moments of support and self-esteem, it faces several barriers, especially in the workplace – and among women. Boasting and self–promoting can be seen as arrogant...
The world’s top emerging technologies

The world’s top emerging technologies

A new report released by the World Economic Forum in partnership with Frontiers Media S.A outlines the technologies poised to positively impact society in the next three to five years, bringing together the perspectives of over 90 experts in 20 countries from all world regions. T...
Workplace arrangements: top of mind

Workplace arrangements: top of mind

A new survey released by Deloitte in collaboration with independent research organization Workplace Intelligence reveals that for both men and women, workplace arrangements are top of mind. Flexibility and the ability to work remotely continue to be highly valued, so much so that...
The impact of the CEO’s personality on organizational culture

The impact of the CEO’s personality on organizational culture

Organizational culture is widely considered to be an essential factor that influences the triumph or downfall of a company. Although the role of leaders in defining and shaping organizational culture is practically consensual, there are few studies that focus on the mechanisms an...
CEO decision-making in the age of AI

CEO decision-making in the age of AI

“It is an epic challenge.” This is how IBM researchers introduce a recent study investigating the relationship between CEOs and their decision-making and new technologies, especially generative AI. In a world where CEOs are making decisions faster than ever, at the sa...
Workation: the rise of a new trend

Workation: the rise of a new trend

With the rise of remote work arrangements, ‘workations’ seem to be the trend of the hour. Essentially, it involves blending work responsibilities with a vacation experience. The concept of combining work and leisure in a new location has become more appealing to individuals a...
Gender equality is stalling, new report shows

Gender equality is stalling, new report shows

Gender parity globally has recovered to pre-COVID-19 levels, but the pace of change has stagnated as converging crises slow progress, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2023. The report finds that the overall gender gap has closed by 0.3 percentage...
Eight habits to live 20 years longer

Eight habits to live 20 years longer

A recent study involving over 700,000 U.S. veterans reports that people who adopt eight healthy lifestyle habits by middle age can expect to live substantially longer than those with few or none of these habits.  According to the results, men who have all the habits combined at ...
Earth’s Remembrance

Earth’s Remembrance

By João Vale Moreira To this unique and beautiful collection of rocks, water, lava, air, plants, and beings – from which fertility and life spring – we call Earth, because the Romans decided so. The Earth gives us an example of its permanence, in its constant change. Man...
It’s not just what is said but who says it that matters

It’s not just what is said but who says it that matters

In recent study published in Nature Human Behavior, researchers conducted a large-scale longitudinal field experiment to measure how identity cues shape content consumption and feedback online. MIT Sloan School of Management professor Sinan Aral and his colleagues from MIT and th...
Global demand for conscious luxury products increases, survey finds

Global demand for conscious luxury products increases, survey finds

Luxury consumers are increasingly concerned about buying conscious products. That’s what the Conscious Luxury Trend Report 2023, launched at the end of June by Farfetch, one of the world’s leading high-end e-commerce retailers, found. Among the key findings, the study...
Scientists ever closer to the ‘holy grail’ of clean energy

Scientists ever closer to the ‘holy grail’ of clean energy

In December last year, the US Department of Energy announced that scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory had carried out a nuclear fusion reaction that generated more energy than they had used. The achievement, unprecedented worldwide, was celebrated as a game-c...
Work does get done in less time

Work does get done in less time

New research from non-profit, 4 Day Week Global, has found that companies’ average working hours continued to fall beyond the conclusion of their six-month 4 day week pilot program. The results come from a series of four-day-workweek trials conducted in the U.S., Canada, the U....
The state of global emotions

The state of global emotions

Gallup’s annual Global Emotions Report found that positive emotions recovered in 2022, after dropping for the first time in 2021 following years of stability. More people felt well-rested, experienced enjoyment, and smiled or laughed the previous day: 71% of people worldwide sa...
People feel younger than ever, study shows

People feel younger than ever, study shows

Recent research released by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) suggests that people have been feeling “younger” than those who had, in the past, the same chronological age. To reach this conclusion, the authors investigated data from the German Aging Surv...
AI tools bring welcome relief for overworked IT teams

AI tools bring welcome relief for overworked IT teams

A new Freshworks survey conducted with 2,000 IT professionals around the world found that 71% of IT professionals are already using A.I. to support their workload and boost personal productivity. “Nearly all see benefits to employees using generative AI for work, as it free...
Group singing can benefit your health

Group singing can benefit your health

Over the last 15 years, studies have demonstrated the impact of meditation, exercise, relaxation sessions, and emotional expression on mental health, quality of life, social resilience, and biomarkers including pro-inflammatory cytokines, stress hormones, growth factors, and cell...
Leaders call for innovation, entrepreneurship and global cooperation to revitalize growth

Leaders call for innovation, entrepreneurship and global cooperation to revitalize growth

More than 1,500 leaders from around the world gathered in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, at the World Economic Forum’s 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions, to share their interests in advancing dialogue, innovation and collaboration to revitalize growth. Amid high ...
Key climate litigation cases shaping the future

Key climate litigation cases shaping the future

The Global Climate Litigation Report: 2023 Status Review, based on a review of cases focused on climate change law, policy or science, demonstrated how courts are finding strong human rights linkages to climate change.  According to the United Nations, this is leading to greater...
Top 10 consumed business skills

Top 10 consumed business skills

Business leaders have an essential role to play in helping their employees build the skills they need. This effort is critical both to address the unique and complex challenges of today’s work world and to prepare for rapid future change. According to Udemy’s 2023 Workpla...
Addressing psychosocial risks at work

Addressing psychosocial risks at work

“Australia is leading the way on a new generation of policies aimed at addressing mental health at work.” In a recently published article in Gallup, consultants Camilla Frumar, Patricia Hubbard and Mansi Sachdeva looked at the Australian government’s 2022 announcement o...
Happy employees are critical for an organization’s success, study shows

Happy employees are critical for an organization’s success, study shows

Happiness makes people work harder, according to recent research from the University of Warwick (UK). Economists carried out a number of experiments and found happiness made people around 12% more productive. The study, led by Professor Andrew Oswald, Dr Eugenio Proto and Dr Dani...
Fostering effective energy transition

Fostering effective energy transition

Major emerging economies with high future energy demand including China, India, Brazil and Indonesia, have made significant improvements on the energy transition, according to a new World Economic Forum report, Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2023. Enabled by increasing vol...