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Business Leaders, This Crisis Is Probably Aging You an Extra 1.5 Years

Perhaps in the midst of all that’s gone wrong this year, your life has been made a little brighter by the #2020challenge meme. The idea is perfectly captured by Reese Witherspoon’s much-shared entry where she uses screen shots from her movies to illustrate her decline as the year has worn on. 

Lots of other celebrities took up the challenge too. I particularly like Oprah’s descent from shouting optimism to gray haired desperation and Leonardo Dicaprio’s transformation from Titanic youth to Revenant gristle. 

Where am I going with this on a site for business owners? These memes are entertaining, but according to a new study they’re also accurate. Crises really do age us more quickly, especially if you’re in a position of authority. 

According to a new discussion paper from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, being a CEO in a time of crisis ages you an extra one and a

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Big Business’s Undisclosed Social Crisis Plans

Within a year of the Business Roundtable release of the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who committed to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders, the public health and economic crises have been testing these commitments. To mark the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman’s famous statement that the one and only social responsibility of business is to increase profits, sustainability consultant KKS Advisors released a new study, The Test of Corporate Purpose, which was financed by the Ford Foundation, to gauge companies’ response to the coronavirus pandemic and to the movement against racial injustice. Test of Corporate Purpose’s finding that companies that consistently effectively manage issues relevant to Covid-19 or inequality have continued to outperform during the crisis makes

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What UAE Merchants Should Stop Doing Now (And Beyond) The COVID-19 Crisis

More than six months have passed since the novel coronavirus became known worldwide, and the challenges of coping with life during the ongoing pandemic continue to evolve.



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For businesses, the particulars of COVID-19 have made it exceptionally challenging to respond to the changing needs and concerns of customers.

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A virus that spreads through touch and close contact has compelled both small and large enterprises to rethink their every physical interaction with the community, including how they collect payments.

Visa’s global Back to Business study, which assessed the financial impact of COVID-19 on small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide, found that nine out of every 10 consumers in the UAE have changed how they pay for purchases, including preferring to shop online when possible (59%).

The study, conducted as part of Visa’s regional “Where You Shop Matters” initiative to provide merchants with insights that will help them

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Opinion | Big Business’s Undisclosed Climate Crisis Plans

As the climate crisis intensifies, U.S. environmental policy has moved dangerously backward, with nearly 70 environmental rules reversed during this administration, and 30 more reversals in process. This intransigent, head-in-the-sand approach will not alter the reality of climate change, nor the risks and opportunities it presents the economy. The private sector understands this.

Many large businesses and their investors, recognizing the urgency of the threat, are already attempting to protect their assets and investments from climate risks. As some continue to publicly question the science, they are shifting their capital to prepare for a future low-carbon economy. They know that a significant percentage of the U.S. equity market, as much as 93 percent by one estimate, is already exposed to harms from climate change, with this year’s intensified fire and hurricane seasons offering a devastating preview of more to come.

Both investors and the broader public need clear information about

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We asked 13 founders who raised nearly $200 million during COVID-19 for their tips on wooing investors in a crisis

Remote fundraising has become common for startups as the coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict the ability to travel and take meetings in person.

Usually, founders and executives pitch prospective investors for funding at swanky city offices before an investment committee makes a decision. Subsequently, there is a lengthy due diligence process, technical and market questions, analysis of finances, plus time spent on meetings, dinners, and walks for investors to better understand founders and CEOs ahead of any completed deal. 

Since March funding rounds in North America, Europe, and Israel have been conducted entirely over video calls, changing the dynamic between founders and investors.

One such funding round was a recent $17 million raise by Israeli tech startup Ermetic, led by CEO and cofounder Shai Morag. The fundraise took place entirely over Zoom with lead investor Accel.

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Online On-Demand Food Delivery Services Market| Insights on the Crisis and the Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic| Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global online on-demand food delivery services market to register an incremental growth of USD 44.23 billion, witnessing a CAGR of almost 7% during 2020-2024, according to latest market research analysis by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the online on-demand food delivery services market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, the Revaluated and Updated Online On-Demand Food Delivery Services Market Report Says:

  • The online on-demand food delivery services market will witness a Negative and Inferior impact during the forecast period owing to the extensive rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Due to the extensive spread of the virus across the globe, the Consumer Discretionary industry is anticipated to have Negative and Indirect impact
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Corporate Training Market in Europe | Insights on the Crisis and the Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The corporate training market in Europe is expected to register an incremental growth of USD 12.15 billion, witnessing a CAGR of over 8% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research analysis by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the corporate training market in Europe in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, the Revaluated and Updated Corporate Training Market in Europe Report Says:

  • The corporate training market in Europe will witness a Positive and Superior impact during the forecast period owing to the extensive rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Due to the extensive spread of the virus across the globe, the Consumer Discretionary industry is anticipated to have a Negative and Indirect impact
  • Furthermore,
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Business Process Outsourcing Market 2020-2024: Forecasting Strategy to Undergo A Paradigm Shift from Crisis to New Normal during COVID-19 Pandemic

The business process outsourcing market will witness an incremental growth of USD 76.90 billion during 2020-2024, according to the latest pandemic recovery-based research report by Technavio. Factors such as imposition of worldwide lockdowns have partially halted operations and affected supply chains and logistics. This has further impacted economies around the globe, resulting in an overall slowdown during 2020. However, businesses are gradually carving out unique pathways to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. With the exemption of lockdowns, growing incorporation of active social distancing and remote working, and surging entries of players in digital marketplaces, various industry and market conditions are likely to improve by early 2021.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Business Process Outsourcing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Business Process Outsourcing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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COVID-19 Highlights

  • Information Technology industry will have
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Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platforms Market 2020-2024: Forecasting Strategy to Undergo A Paradigm Shift from Crisis to New Normal during COVID-19 Pandemic | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms market will witness an incremental growth of USD 12.62 billion during 2020-2024, according to the latest pandemic recovery-based research report by Technavio. Factors such as imposition of worldwide lockdowns have partially halted operations and affected supply chains and logistics. This has further impacted economies around the globe, resulting in an overall slowdown during 2020. However, businesses are gradually carving out unique pathways to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. With the exemption of lockdowns, growing incorporation of active social distancing and remote working, and surging entries of players in digital marketplaces, various industry and market conditions are likely to improve by early 2021.

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COVID-19 Highlights

  • Information Technology industry will have Mixed impact due to the pandemic
  • Business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms market is expected to witness Positive growth during
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Forecasting Strategy to Undergo a Paradigm Shift From Crisis to New Normal During COVID-19 Pandemic.

The E-bike market in Europe will witness an incremental growth of 2.35 million units during 2020-2024, according to the latest pandemic recovery-based research report by Technavio. Factors such as imposition of worldwide lockdowns have partially halted operations and affected supply chains and logistics. This has further impacted economies around the globe, resulting in an overall slowdown during 2020. However, businesses are gradually carving out unique pathways to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. With the exemption of lockdowns, growing incorporation of active social distancing and remote working, and surging entries of players in digital marketplaces, various industry and market conditions are likely to improve by early 2021.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200923005843/en/

Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled E-bike Market in Europe 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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COVID-19 Highlights

  • Consumer Discretionary industry will have Negative

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