Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

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These 3 Elements are Crucial to the Future of Electric Cars
Jean-Pascal Tricoire | Schneider ElectricFrancesco Starace | Enel Group As urbanization increases – an additional 2.5 billion people will live in cities by 2050 – cities and suburbs will undergo significant transformations to create sustainable living conditions for...
Feb 26, 2018 11:15 AM ET
How and Where Diversity Drives Financial Performance
Rocio Lorenzo | Harvard Business ReviewMartin Reeves | Harvard Business Review  Diversity is both an issue of fairness and, some say, a driver of innovation and performance. To assess the latter claim, we undertook a large, cross-country study into the relationship between multiple aspects of managerial diversity, the presence of enabling...
Feb 20, 2018 10:55 AM ET
Seven Things Every Company Should Know About Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Business
Dunstan Allison-Hope | BSRJacob Park | BSRMichael Rohwer | BSR Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, thanks to ever-more-powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data and increasingly sophisticated algorithms. The world’s largest technology firms are investing billions to develop their AI capabilities, and...
Feb 15, 2018 2:25 PM ET
Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nobody ever said, Curbsides are cool. Perhaps that’s why we so often overlook curbs – one of a city’s most valuable assets. Everyone wants to work on expanding small business districts, improving health and education outcomes and leveraging data and technology to transform cities (because that’s all the rage these days). But curbs? Curbs don’t get the attention they...
Feb 13, 2018 11:15 AM ET
Disrupting the Electricity Industry
Edouard Barreiro | UPS It’s no secret that going green is challenging. Governments, businesses and individuals must consider several factors when making the shift to alternative energy, including availability, cost and storage. In the case of electric energy, rising demand means we...
Feb 8, 2018 10:55 AM ET