Terence Tse

Humans and artificial intelligence: Rivalry or romance?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been developing at a frightening pace. It is debatable to what extent it has improved our lives – being able to use geolocation and search for the best restaurants or places of interest is great; however, AI is at the same time eliminating plenty of jobs, fast. A frequently cited report points out that a […]

How can companies read early signals of change and adapt?

The world’s economies apparently change at random, reacting unforeseeably. However, certain large-scale processes can be understood and predicted as inter-related, evolving mechanisms driving business, government, and societal behaviour and decision-making. The DRIVE framework shows how the future could unfold through five such processes.

First are the demographic and social changes resulting from current models of population growth. All countries are […]

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    The traditional growth model does not serve the current needs of society

The traditional growth model does not serve the current needs of society

This is not meant to be an alternative to traditional growth models. Growth is a behavioural response to needs that become new demands, sparked by social trends, business opportunities and entrepreneurs. There is no novelty in this. And there is also no real distancing from free markets theory, the free movement of people and goods, and open government policies. […]

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    The environment and climate change: 10 posts to help you take a stance

The environment and climate change: 10 posts to help you take a stance

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An environmental disaster in Brazil raises highly problematic risk and regulation issues

In this regulatory regime, parent companies are seen as responsible and the federal regulator as weak, writes Martin Lodge

 
Business involvement in climate negotiations has come a long way

But businesses are not yet playing a leading role in the new area of climate cooperation, writes Robert Falkner

 

 

Refining the climate […]

China has an image problem in Africa

China is swiftly becoming one of the world’s largest investors, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the biggest investments made in Nigeria, Sudan, South Africa and Angola. In 2012 China was estimated to have a total stock of $531 billion in investments abroad, with four percent of it — $22 billion — in Africa. A small sum at first glance, […]

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    The world needs to stop relying on linear business models that produce waste

The world needs to stop relying on linear business models that produce waste

The industrial revolution 200 years ago created what we call a linear economy. Ever since, we have been relying on such a model to achieve economic growth, and standards of living have improved significantly. But we pay a high price for it. In this type of “take, make and dispose” economy, companies operate with blinders on and industries function […]