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  Corporate venturing enablers: How they help open innovation

Julia Prats; Josemaria Siota In corporate venturing, "enabler" institutions, such as universities and VC firms, are increasingly key: They help established companies join forces with startups and benefit in return. This report on open innovation aims to elucidate the enablers' roles. Read article

  VC and private equity: Where in the world to invest post-COVID?

Alexander Groh; Heinrich Liechtenstein; Karsten Lieser; Markus Biesinger The United States remains the top spot for investors, according to the 2021 VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index. How do the other 124 countries -- from Albania to Zimbabwe -- stack up, taking COVID into account? Read article

  Banking on resilience: Preparing our financial system to face natural disasters

Patrick Bolton; Harrison Hong; Marci Kacperczyk; Xavier Vives The third report in the IESE-CEPR Future of Banking series provides the latest perspectives on how resilient the financial system is to natural disasters and climate change-related events and what can be done to improve its resiliency. Read article

  Corporate venturing with deep-tech start-ups: Lessons learned from Asia

Josemaria Siota; Mª Julia Prats; Vittoria Emanuela Bria In just five years, investment in deep-tech start-ups has quadrupled to reach more than $60 billion in 2020. A new study offers advice to help larger companies team up with deep-tech start-ups, gleaned from cases in East and Southeast Asia. Read article

  Three keys to a meaningful ESG strategy

Philip Muller; Joan Fontrodona Increasingly, leaders need to consider, determine and then communicate how they are incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their businesses. This guide helps companies move their ESG strategies into practice. Read article

  Working remotely two to three days a week, the best option

Mireia Las Heras; Júlia Gifra Only 12% of workers want to work remotely every day. And when working remotely an optimal two to three times a week, employees' productivity and work quality are boosted by almost 20%, according to a new report. Read article

  How to get in the swing of the circular economy

Philip Muller; Joan Fontrodona What are the possibilities beyond a product's first lifecycle? In this report from the CaixaBank Chair of Sustainability and Social Impact, Joan Fontrodona and Philip Muller introduce nine key concepts of the circular economy. Read article

  Safe, healthy and online: food and beverage trends following the pandemic

Adrian Caldart; Anna Akhmedova; Júlia Gifra How has the COVID-19 crisis affected food and beverage companies? A survey of industry experts exposes the uneven impact of lockdowns, economic conditions and changes in consumer behavior, with an eye to what comes next. Read article

  Women on Spanish boards: 30% goal for IBEX-35 companies reached

Atrevia; IESE Women hold 31.2% of the board seats for Spain's most visible companies: members of its IBEX-35 index. For the rest of the country's listed companies, the figure falls to 22.9%, according to an annual study of women's representation on Spanish boards. Read article

  Vocational training, key to ratcheting up employability

Santiago Álvarez de Mon; Pilar García-Lombardía; Carmen Bieger To compete in the global arena, today's companies need a sufficiently skilled workforce, with employees acquiring new specialties throughout their career paths. To achieve this, vocational training is key. Read article
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