The rising inequality of income was a constant undercurrent at Davos. At present the politicians are focused on redistribution of wealth, raising taxes to get to fairness.
We have been losing faith in our leaders for so long only a radical rethink is likely to shift things.
A growing trend in investor relations is the "governance roadshow," in which companies engage directly with governance experts.
It looks and feels just like personal Facebook, so users will immediately be comfortable with the product – no learning curve whatsoever.
Companies that supply goods and services to the oil and gas industry will be asked about the impact of prolonged low energy prices on their business.
The problem isn’t with innovation but instead with its pace. It’s too quick and often without control.
The finding that generated the most attention was the lack of trust in innovation, with 51% of Barometer respondents saying innovation is happening too fast.
APACMEA has both the lowest score of trust in business (South Korea) and the three highest (UAE, Indonesia and India).
The post-Great Recession chapter of recovery in trust has closed, and business is now less trusted than a year ago. This new reality arrives at an ill-timed moment for business.
Our 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer found that countries with higher trust levels overall also show a greater willingness to trust new business innovations.
Building trust is essential to successfully bringing new products and services to market, and building trust in new business innovations requires that companies demonstrate clear personal and societal benefits, behave with integrity, and engage with customers and stakeholders throughout the process.Read More