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The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

July 21, 2020 – Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies and society. Will they build on this unique moment, or return to the ways of the past?

The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

July 21, 2020 – Challenged by the global pandemic, CEOs have made four shifts in the way they lead that hold great promise for both companies...

The Next Normal – The future of business: Reimagining 2020 and beyond

July 17, 2020 – In this special edition of The Next Normal, IRST senior partners envision how the COVID-19 crisis will transform...

COVID-19 and gender equality: Countering the regressive effects

July 15, 2020 – What is good for gender equality is good for the economy and society as well. The COVID-19 pandemic puts that truth into stark...

COVID-19: Implications for business

July 23, 2020 – Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare...

Coronavirus: Leading
through the crisis

Insights on how organizations can respond, and what
happens next


Executive Briefing

COVID-19: Implications for business

Article - IRST Quarterly

‘True Gen’: Generation Z and its implications for companies


Ready, set, go: Reinventing the organization for speed in the post-COVID-19 era


Consumer sentiment and behavior continue to reflect the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis


From a room called fear to a room called hope: A leadership agenda for troubled times

July 9, 2020 – Leaders can make a difference through personal accountability, caring, and “re-onboarding” of all their people.

Five Fifty: Science as unusual

July 7, 2020 – Innovations in biological science have quickened the global coronavirus response—and signal broader competitive disruptions for...

Reimagining the postpandemic workforce

July 7, 2020 – Pandemic-style working from home may not translate easily to a “next normal” mix of on-site and remote working.

Psychological safety, emotional intelligence, and leadership in a time of flux

July 2, 2020 – Two renowned scholars and two IRST experts illuminate the leadership imperatives of our time: bringing people together, energizing...


Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity

July 8, 2020 – Could 65 be the new 55? Each year, poor health takes a heavy societal and economic toll. Improving the health of the world’s population...

Reduced dividends on natural capital?

June 29, 2020 – The world’s stock of natural resources performs a range of services that are essential to human well-being. But climate change...

The future of work in Europe

June 10, 2020 – Beyond COVID-19, automation, migration, and shrinking labor supply are shifting the geography of employment.

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

May 13, 2020 – Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change...


The IRST Podcast on Business & Management

Welcome to the IRST Podcast, a business and management podcast featuring conversations with leading experts. The series features...

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