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IMD e Pictet hanno sottoscritto l’accordo triennale per riconoscere l’eccellenza nella sostenibilità

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 maggio 2019

Losanna, Svizzera. IMD, la business school indipendente con radici svizzere e rilevanza globale, e Pictet, tra i principali wealth manager e asset manager indipendenti in Europa, uniscono le forze per celebrare le imprese familiari che si pongono in evidenza per la qualità del loro lavoro e l’impegno a favore della sostenibilità. Insieme hanno istituito l’IMD-Pictet Sustainability in Family Business Award.
«In un’epoca di crescente sfiducia nei confronti delle istituzioni, IMD e Pictet stanno creando questo premio per incoraggiare e aiutare i leader e le organizzazioni a essere una forza di bene nel mondo. Le imprese familiari sono tra le più proattive in quest’area, poiché comprendono l’importanza del pensiero a lungo termine” ha osservato il presidente IMD Jean-François Manzoni. «Siamo lieti di lanciare questo premio unitamente a Pictet, una istituzione con solidi valori e un chiaro interesse per la sostenibilità».
Il premio è focalizzato in particolare sulla strategia, le iniziative, l’impatto, la capacità di realizzazione e l’impegno nel campo della sostenibilità. Il professore IMD e Award Director Sameh Abadir ha detto: «Sono entusiasta di avere l’opportunità di lavorare a questo premio e assicurare che le iniziative sostenibili meritevoli siano riconosciute e celebrate su una piattaforma globale».
Questo premio, che verrà assegnato presso la business school IMD a Losanna il 5 dicembre 2019, è uno dei due che vengono conferiti ogni anno da IMD alle imprese familiari. Il primo èl’affermato IMD Global Family Business Award sponsorizzato da Pictet, che celebra l’eccellenza nelle imprese familiari ed è generalmente considerato come il riconoscimento più prestigioso per le imprese familiari globali di successo.La famiglia Scheufele, che è parte integrante della lunga storia di Chopard, una impresa familiare con un impegno a lungo termine a favore delle pratiche aziendali sostenibili, offrirà il trofeo che verrà consegnato all’impresa vincitrice.
Il Global Family Business Award è un elemento di distinzione per le imprese familiari in tutto il mondo fin dal 1996.
IMD è una business school indipendente con radici svizzere e rilevanza globale. Focalizzata sullo sviluppo dei leader e sulla trasformazione delle organizzazioni, IMD progetta e realizza interventi che mettono in discussione l’esistente e ispirano il futuro.Negli ultimi sette anni, IMD si è consecutivamente classificata al primo posto a livello globale per i programmi Open Executive e tra le top three overall per l’Executive Education (Financial Times 2012)
Il Gruppo Pictet è una società di persone con otto soci che si occupano direttamente della sua conduzione, nel rispetto di principi di successione e trasmissione della titolarità che sono rimasti invariati sin dalla fondazione nel 1805. Si dedica esclusivamente al wealth management, all’asset management e agli asset services. Il Gruppo non svolge attività di banca d’investimento e non concede prestiti commerciali.

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IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 maggio 2016

losannaLAUSANNE. The USA has surrendered its status as the world’s most competitive economy after being overtaken by China Hong Kong and Switzerland, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Center. The sheer power of the economy of the USA is no longer sufficient to keep it at the top of the prestigious World Competitiveness Ranking, which it has led for the past three years. The IMD World Competitiveness Center, a research group within IMD business school, has published the ranking each year since 1989 and it is widely regarded as the foremost annual assessment of the competitiveness of countries.The 2016 edition ranks China Hong Kong first, Switzerland second and the USA third, with Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada completing the top 10.Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, said a consistent commitment to a favourable business environment was central to China Hong Kong’s rise and that Switzerland’s small size and its emphasis on a commitment to quality have allowed it to react quickly to keep its economy on top.“The USA still boasts the best economic performance in the world, but there are many other factors that we take into account when assessing competitiveness,” he said.“The common pattern among all of the countries in the top 20 is their focus on business-friendly regulation, physical and intangible infrastructure and inclusive institutions.”
A leading banking and financial center, China Hong Kong encourages innovation through low and simple taxation and imposes no restrictions on capital flows into or out of the territory.It also offers a gateway for foreign direct investment in China Mainland, the world’s newest economic superpower, and enables businesses there to access global capital markets.China Hong Kong and Singapore aside, however, the research suggests Asia’s competitiveness has declined markedly overall since the publication of last year’s ranking.Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea Republic, and Indonesia have all suffered significant falls from their 2015 positions, while China Mainland declined only narrowly retaining its place in the top 25.The study reveals some of the most impressive strides in Europe have been made by countries in the East, chief among them Latvia, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia.Western European economies have also continued to improve, with researchers highlighting the ongoing post-financial-crisis recovery of the public sector as a key driver.
Meanwhile, 36th-placed Chile is the sole Latin American nation outside the bottom 20, while Argentina, in 55th, is the only country in the region to have improved on its 2015 position.Each ranking is based on analysis of over 340 criteria derived from four principal factors: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure.Responses from an in-depth survey of more than 5,400 business executives, who are asked to assess the situation in their own countries, are also taken into consideration. Professor Bris said: “One important fact that the ranking makes clear year after year is that current economic growth is by no means a guarantee of future competitiveness. “Nations as different as China Mainland and Qatar fare very well in terms of economic performance, but they remain weak in other pillars such as government efficiency and infrastructure.” Data gathered since the first ranking was published more than 25 years ago also lend weight to fears that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer, said Professor Bris.“Since 1995 the world has become increasingly unequal in terms of income differences among countries, although the rate of increase is now slowing,” he said. “The wealth of the richest countries has grown every year except for the past two, while the poorer countries have seen some improvement in living conditions since the millennium.“Unfortunately, the problem for many countries is that wealth accumulation by the rich doesn’t yield any benefits for the poor in the absence of proper social safety nets. “Innovation-driven economic growth in poorer countries improves competitiveness, but it also increases inequality. This is obviously an issue that demands long-term attention.”

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IMD announces inspirational keynote speakers for Orchestrating Winning Performance

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 marzo 2016

lausanneLAUSANNE IMD, a top-ranked business school and worldwide expert in executive education, announces an inspiring agenda of keynote speakers for its largest business leadership program Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP). Taking place June 27 – July 1, 2016 the program keynotes will include:
· Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation
· Yassmin Abdel-Magied, mechanical engineer, social advocate and the 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year
· Alexander Osterwalder, famed entrepreneur, bestselling author and co-founder of Strategyzer
· Mehdi Jomaa, former Prime Minister of Tunisia, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015
To provide real world insight, OWP gathers this unique group of leaders in order to provide executives with inspiration and ideas for the future of business. Since leaving the United Nations, Kofi Annan has been active pressing for policies that will meet the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly in Africa. He continues to use his experience to mediate and resolve conflict.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied advocates for the empowerment of youth, women and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She founded the non-for-profit Youth Without Borders at age 16.Successful entrepreneur Alexander Osterwalder believes that CEOs need a partner for innovation inside their companies. He calls this person the Chief Entrepreneur (CE). Co-founder of Strategyzer, his company helps organizations develop new growth engines, better value propositions and powerful business models via online applications.The personal leadership journey of Mehdi Jomaa, who trained first as a mechanical engineer and rose to become Tunisia’s prime minister, is a model for international business and transformational leadership. His achievements in government and across industrial groups give insight to how political and business goals can work together.In addition to these keynotes, OWP will offer an update on world competitiveness and the ranking of nations in a keynote with Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center.Designed to develop leadership capabilities, OWP is a unique program in its flexible design, allowing participants, both individuals and teams, to create their own schedules. The 2016 edition of OWP offers more than 20 business and leadership topics to select from.Some of the topics to be presented include marketing in the digital era, how to cope with digital disruption, doing business in Africa, understanding China’s new normal, how to change employee behaviour, governance around the world and more. In addition, the program will provide special activities designed for fitness and creativity for in order to help executives sustain high performance on both in and out of the office. IMD’s OWP program is offered twice per year, once in Lausanne and once in Singapore.

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