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Week ending 7 May

Philips: Future Health Index 2021 - digital transformation

Analysing 3,000 healthcare leaders in 14 countries: the Future Health Index explores how healthcare leaders are meeting today's demands and building a resilient future.

The results are optimistic and underscore the vital role of digital technology in securing a resilient future for healthcare.

Download the report here.

Jan Kimpen, Philips Chief Medical Officer, said, "Over the past year, it’s clear and understandable that most healthcare leaders have been focused squarely on patient care. But even as they navigate these challenges, many express an appreciation for, and anticipated adoption of, value-based care. Healthcare leaders have seen firsthand the part that digital health technology has played in recent months, helping to ensure the continued delivery of care in incredibly difficult circumstances. As a result, many are reassessing their facility’s technological capabilities as they consider what’s next. Smart collaborations and meaningful partnerships will be critical to achieve digital transformation."

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Regenerative landscapes: Forum partners convene to talk about nature

Wetlands, trees and soil have the potential to sequester carbon, provide livelihoods and food security to rural communities. What policies, technologies and financing are required to support local communities to transition to regenerative ecosystems?


André Hoffmann, Co-Founder of InTent & Vice Chairman of Roche

Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO, Yara International

James McCall, Senior Director, Global Climate and Supply Chain Sustainability, P&G

Max Scher, Director, Sustainability, Salesforce

The event will be moderated by Shyla Raghav, Vice President of Climate Change, Conservation International

Host: InTent, P&G, Salesforce and Yara International

Venue: SDG Tent,, Earth Plenary Room

Note: this is not a World Economic Forum event.

Maersk: Global supply chain and freight "unreliable"

AP Moller-Maersk CEO, Soren Skou, warns that global supply chains will remain unreliable and container shipping prices and profits high for the rest of the year.

This is because of a "combination of countries reopening after COVID-19, government and central bank stimulus, and the Suez Canal blockage disrupting global trade".

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PwC: 24th Annual Global CEO Survey

PwC’s latest survey of leading CEOs from around the world offers insights into the challenges and opportunities facing global CEOs as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Among the findings, 76% think global economic growth will improve:

CEOs are also more confident in their own growth prospects:

How confident are you about your organisation’s prospects for revenue growth over the next 12 months/three years?
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They are most concerned about the risk of cyber threats to their organization's growth prospects, and they think too few CEOs are prepared to manage climate change risk.

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