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Consumer Trends in the Post Covid-19 Era

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In the October episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester speaks to Oliver Wright, Senior Managing Director at Accenture. Oliver shares insights on key consumer trends uncovered by Accenture during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as his thoughts on how our industry can harness the opportunities brought about by these behavioural shifts.

The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series: “K-12 Education: The Pandemic's Impossible Choice”

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In September 2021, IWBI released an in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats into the future. Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report integrates proven strategies from the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and actionable insights garnered from IWBI staff and nearly 600 members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections.

Over the next few months, we will repost a chapter from the report every week to help highlight specific themes and insights. The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series continues with “K–12 Education: The Pandemic’s Impossible Choice,” authored by IWBI’s Allison Kim, Senior Director, Commercial, and Angela Spangler, Director, Commercial.

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In September 2021, IWBI released an in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats into the future. Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report integrates proven strategies from the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and actionable insights garnered from IWBI staff and nearly 600 members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections.

Over the next few months, we will repost a chapter from the report every week to help highlight specific themes and insights. The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series continues with “K–12 Education: The Pandemic’s Impossible Choice,” authored by IWBI’s Allison Kim, Senior Director, Commercial, and Angela Spangler, Director, Commercial.

Riding the Tidal Wave of Digital Transformation

By Jay Alexander, Chief Technology Officer, Keysight Technologies
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It starts with digital transformation, the megatrend affecting virtually all parts of today's economy. All things digital are the essential enablers of the longstanding vision of "everyone and everything, connected". This enablement has been happening for a long time, and in many cases has followed a phased progression, starting with curious early adopters willing to experiment, and continuing on to acceptance by the cautious mainstream.

Consumers 'Rewire' Priorities and Take Action on Environment, Waste and Health

Tetra Pak’s 2021 Index explores how consumer motivation and behaviour is changing worldwide and how some of the trends will remain relevant in the post-pandemic world.
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Tetra Pak unveils how Covid-19 has made consumers rethink the way they live, and fundamentally shift how they act in the latest Tetra Pak Index report. The pandemic has reinforced the value consumers place on human connections, taking into account both time spent with family at home, and with extended circles outside it. Shared food and beverage experiences play a key role in these relations.

FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics' COVID-19 Collection Materials for Emergency Use

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SECAUCUS, N.J., October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, has received FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Quest Diagnostics Collection kit for COVID-19 (COVID-19 Collection kits), which are intended to be used as part of a program to collect anterior nares (nasal) swab specimens for molecular testing at the laboratory.**

Communities of Color Hit Hardest by COVID-19 and Lack Trust in Healthcare

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Quest’s researchers continue to invest in documenting the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color to help combat health inequities. Below are 2 key studies developed as part of our Health Trends series.

COVID-19 had a greater impact on Black and Hispanic communities, even when controlling for other risk factors

Because few states report COVID-19 testing rates by race/ethnicity, our researchers did an indirect assessment by comparing:

Can Indoor Humidity Impact Covid-19 Transmission? Let's Take a Look

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The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us all that indoor air quality matters, and that indoor spaces need clean air in order to protect the health and well-being of the people inside them. One of the key factors in helping improve overall air quality is humidity: a measurement of the amount of water vapor in the air.

The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series: “A Foundation for Action”

Translating Research into Action + Deploying Strategies for Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery
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In September 2021, IWBI released an in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats into the future. Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report integrates proven strategies from the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and actionable insights garnered from IWBI staff and nearly 600 members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections.

Over the next few months, we will repost a chapter from the report every week to help highlight specific themes and insights. The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series continues with initial sections from the chapter, “A Foundation for Action.”

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In September 2021, IWBI released an in-depth report that lays out research approaches and specific operational strategies as the world continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for acute health threats into the future. Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery: An IWBI Special Report integrates proven strategies from the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and actionable insights garnered from IWBI staff and nearly 600 members of the Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections.

Over the next few months, we will repost a chapter from the report every week to help highlight specific themes and insights. The IWBI Special Report Chapter Series continues with initial sections from the chapter, “A Foundation for Action.”

CSRHub Data Used for COVID-19 Research and Analysis

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CSRHub data was used as a major resource for a recent academic paper. The study examines the effect of Covid-19 on the U.S. tourism and hospitality industry, and the impact CSR practices have on firms' success responding to Covid-19.

ViacomCBS: Our Response to COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have devastating effects on the world and has directly impacted our employees, partners and audiences. At ViacomCBS, we shut down our offices and productions early in the crisis to keep people safe.

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