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FEATURED REPORT  |  FORRESTER
Predictions for 2022


In today's market, companies are faced with a myriad of challenges—from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 to increased demands from employees and customers. Because of this rapidly changing landscape, businesses need to be more innovative (and more agile) than ever.

In this Predictions for 2022 report, Forrester claims that 2022 will be the year to be bold. Businesses that forge a new path for themselves will be the ones left standing. And those who can't will be left behind.

 

>> View the full report

Key Takeaways
1) Customers expect digital experiences to be top-notch. While customers are willing to forgive companies who are struggling with pandemic-related issues, they expect businesses to invest heavily in their digital offerings.

2) The "digital transformation" is over. In 2022, companies will focus on fostering creativity amongst their employees and improving productivity, in ways that utilize existing tech.  


3) Brands will fight back against marketplaces. Global spending on order management software is expected to reach $1 billion in 2022. 

FEATURED REPORT  |  VERISK MAPLECROFT
Human Rights Outlook 2021


As social responsibility becomes a more important aspect of doing business, it's more important than ever for decision makers to understand risks in various global markets. This new report looks at human rights in the world's top 100 cities for foreign direct investment (FDI).
 

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Key Takeaways
1) Citizens in 38 of the top cities for FDI face significant threats to civil, political, and labor rights.

2) In all, 33 cities, representing $71B of inward investment, are classified as 'high' or 'extreme risk.

3) By 2035, if nothing changes, a further 120M people in Africa and 270M people in Asia could be living in cities with significant levels of social risk.

4) Out of the top 100 FDI locations, it is Turkey's Izmir and Istanbul that pose the greatest risk to human rights.
Chart of Interest

This overall ranking of 575 cities shows that 26 are classified as 'extreme' risk, meaning there are widespread violations across multiple human rights issues, alongside pervasive poverty.

Also, watch out for our upcoming article on this topic.

Also See:
REPORT | GALLUP
Rating World Leaders 2021
REPORT | SCHRODERS
What's Driving Sustainable Investing in 2021?

REPORT | OVFORDLANGUAGES
Word of the Year 2021: Vax
 
REPORT | THINKING AHEAD INSTITUTE
The World's Largest 500 Asset Managers: October 2021
REPORT | FIDELITY INVESTMENTS
2021 Women and Investing Study
ARTICLE | MACROBOND
Charted: What's Causing Inflation Right Now?
Staff Picks


TELEVISION GENRES OVER TIME
Michelle Takenaka – Digital Marketing

In October 2021, Squid Game became the most-watched Netflix TV series of all time. But would this action, drama, and mystery pact show appeal to audiences if released in the mid-40s?

This fascinating visualization by Flowingdata's Nathan Yau charts how television genres have changed from 1945 to the modern day. 

Comedy and drama have remained staples on the silver screen over time. However, reality TV, news and talk shows have slowly gained popularity due to the media consumers of today.

If you're interested to see these trends in greater detail, check out the individual genres illustrated here.


NEW PERSPECTIVES
Nick Routley – Managing Editor

What does a year on Earth look like? This interactive globe visualization, created by Reddit user u/Master4pprentic, uses three petabytes of satellite data to simulate an entire year of climate on Earth in just three seconds.

As a frame of reference, Facebook generated about four petabytes of data per day in 2020.

The “breathing” effect created by this visualization is quite striking, and the globe version brings a unique sense of realism to the viewing experience.

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