$10 trillion dollars. If you run, work for, or are seeking to invest in a global company, this is a figure that should be top of mind. $10 trillion is larger than the annual GDP of all but two of the world’s economies. $10 trillion is nearly double the market cap of the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies. And yet, $10 trillion is just a fraction of the financial might working to transform how companies view and invest in sustainability.
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ AccountAbility CEO, Mr. Sunny Misser, spoke with Mr. Matthew Bechard, Senior Vice President of Communications at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit), about the key trends shaping business in 2019.
As artificial intelligence (AI) offers capabilities we could not have imagined, what are the promises and pitfalls for national security leaders? Which challenges can be addressed with AI, and which will require human management?
Automation will profoundly alter the future of work and society, as a great deal of recent research and projections on its impacts have shown. Some have predicted automation will lead to a gloomy future of permanent high unemployment, while others have touted many potential benefits around health, safety, and the environment. Yet, automation also poses a practical challenge for today’s business leaders, who must tackle how to take advantage of the productivity and innovation opportunities presented by automation technologies while also ensuring a smooth workforce transition.
Companies today are facing increasing pressure to rethink their operations throughout the entire mining life cycle to manage more effectively, boost productivity, improve safety and operate in a more environmentally sustainable manner.
Following the U.S. election and other geopolitical upheavals this year, business is considering whether and how to adjust the sustainability agenda to address a new reality. To begin, many are asking: What is the single most urgent issue facing sustainable business today in the United States?
Technology is getting smarter, taking on cognitive abilities and tasks once thought the sole domain of people. In the last few years, declining costs and greater technological sophistication has made automation more accessible to large and small companies alike, increasing the speed and scale of technology uptake, with a range of implications for labor markets around the world. It is essential that we approach this wave of innovation in a way that creates widespread benefits for people, society, and business.
We are living in an era marked by substantial gains in human well-being but also rising income inequality and persistent jobless growth. Coupled with climate change, achieving inclusive prosperity for 9 billion people without exceeding planetary boundaries is the defining challenge of the 21st century.