Economic

  • Innovation: a Priority for Growth in the Aftermath of the Downturn

    Innovation is a top priority for companies seeking to grow in the wake of the economic downturn, but flaws in managing innovation may hinder their progress. New Accenture research indicates that many companies in the US and UK have, in fact, increased innovation funding during the downturn, demo...

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  • Planning For A Sustainable Future: Helping Organisations Reduce Their Carbon Footprints

    The time for debate on whether human activity is changing the climate is over: there is sufficient consensus on the topic. The challenge now – for the business community, governments, and society as a whole – is to choose how to respond. In particular in the UK, the Stern Review: The Economics...

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  • The Fifth Conference: CLEAN

    March 20, 2009 - At the time of writing the world economy is in the doldrums. Markets are falling, companies are going bust, people are losing their jobs and possibly their homes—the economic news is uniformly negative. It is unclear how far we still have to fall. Some say a long way yet, wit...

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  • The Fifth Conference: GROW

    Our prosperity is under threat. Not just due to the economic crisis, but in a structural sense. Belgium is losing its attractiveness as a place to do business; and we Belgians are losing our entrepreneurial zeal. We need to reclaim it; for our pensions, for our children. How? Join the conversation a...

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  • The Fifth Conference: HEALTH

    In this edition of The Fifth Conference we explore the future of health and healthcare. The health sector, in its broadest sense, is clearly ripe for innovation. There are a number of severe challenges that need fixing, like the inequality in healthcare globally, the looming budgeting and staff...

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  • The Fifth Conference: INNOVATORS

    Innovation is a hot topic in Belgium, perhaps too hot, with the result that the term is often abused in hollow marketing slogans. But we need to be clear: from an economic perspective innovation is of fundamental importance to this country.

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  • The Fifth Conference: PEOPLE

    The future of education and organisations


    In this edition of The Fifth Conference we take a closer look at people development and organizations. Whether you listen to corporate HR managers or educationalists, you’re bound to hear a lot of talk about ‘empowe...

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  • The Fifth Conference: TECH

    Technology is everywhere


    In the near future, it is argued, technology will be everywhere. In our daily lives, in our industries and the economy at large, technology will be all pervasive. And therefore we will become more reliant on technology; at every level....

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  • Transforming PCTs

    Transforming PCTs into World Class Organisations. The critical dependency of world class leadership. In its recent report ‘Dealing with the downturn: The greatest ever leadership challenge for the NHS?’ the NHS Confederation said the service should expect a funding shortfall of £15 billi...

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