Preparing for the Future of Work in Consumer Industries

As technology develops at an accelerated pace, cognitive abilities and tasks that were once thought to be reserved for humans are increasingly being carried out by machines, causing growing concern about the impact on jobs and the subsequent risks for government, business and people. In addition, globalization, demographics, climate change and geopolitical transformations are already making a significant impact on the work landscape.

There is a window of opportunity now for individuals, business and government to understand and proactively manage the transition to a new future.

The Forum's Centre for New Economy and Society's "Preparing for the Future of Work" Project seeks to bring clarity to an often polarized and ill-informed debate on the future of work through the dissemination of accessible, balanced and sector-specific knowledge as well as the development of actionable insights to help business and governments manage these dramatic shifts.

Industry-level action through the Consumer Industries Task Force

As part of a network of intra-industry task forces set up to prepare for the future of work, the Consumer Industries Task Force brings together leaders from the consumer goods and retail sectors to accelerate the future-proofing of workforce management, following the shared agenda in the industry roadmaps.

Contact: Mayuri Ghosh (

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