Working women bore the main burden of the pandemic and consequent lockdown. Will things be the same next year too? Not for all and not necessarily. In some spheres, women hold the winning hand when it comes to jobs
From jobs to the environment, from the economy to psychology by way of philosophical reflections, the pandemic has accelerated some phenomena and curtailed others. Recent publications offer an abundance of writings, essays and insights on the current moment and on the repercussions we can expect in the future.
It is one of the fastest sectors to adapt to the new conditions: from contract logistics to Big Data Analytics and solutions based on mechanisms of the sharing economy. That’s how the industry will change in the wake of the pandemic
The Lombardy branch of Confartigianato (the association serving artisans and small businesses) has found that as many as 77% of businesses have either already invested or plan to invest in digital innovation. A must-have in the wake of the pandemic and in today’s world, and it has to start with training
According to a study presented by Ernst & Young, Italy’s data economy could generate revenues equivalent to around 2.8% of the country’s GDP, about 50 billion euro. But during the pandemic, weaker companies have lost even more ground
A three-way’ interview with Giacomo Poretti, actor and founder of the Oscar theatre in Milan; Davide Milani, president of the Ente dello Spettacolo foundation, and Andrée Ruth Shammah, director of the Franco Parenti theatre in Milan
Academic qualifications and hard skills will no longer be enough says the World Economic Forum. Companies require problem-solving skills, an eye for detail and a capacity for continuous learning, even without that piece of paper’
Having even basic financial skills could be crucial to coping with economic shocks, including the coronavirus crisis. Annamaria Lusardi, director of the EduFin Committee for financial education, explains how
The pandemic has thrown the world’s airlines into crisis, and state funding will only go part of the way to stemming its losses. Coronavirus has exacerbated the pre-existing challenges the industry was facing and the decline in business travel will not help recovery
Even when the health crisis is over, remote working will still be around. Some Italian companies were already moving in that direction before the pandemic, others are now catching up thanks to shift working and laptops. But across Europe, new regulations to manage agile working are under discussion
A deal was reached after years of debate: multinational companies will have to pay a global minimum tax of 15%. This decision was taken by the finance ministers of the G7 in June 2021 and confirmed at the G20 in July.
The Italian economy is on the mend with the latest forecasts apparently very positive: GDP growth in the second quarter of 2021 is +2.7%. This rebound, however, is missing something: women participating in the labour market, a potential of between 50 billion to 150 billion euros in terms of GDP.
The president of Minotauro in Milan and professor of psychology at the Milano-Bicocca University explains that “the new challenge for education is digital education, finally taking its first steps towards a school model”.