The role of business in the 2030 sustainability agenda

by Diana Carter The annual European Business Summit brings together policymakers, senior business executives, journalists and think tanks to address issues affecting the future of Europe. The 2017 edition included the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conference organized by CSR Europe, a European network of businesses focused on promoting sustainable practices amongst its members. The conference … Continue reading The role of business in the 2030 sustainability agenda

EBS 2017: European Economic Diplomacy

by Delphine Joos Since the economic and financial crisis and the emergence of new economic powers, the economy has become the main driver of political influence in the EU.  As the Lisbon treaty introduced new EU competencies on foreign direct investments and the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the importance of economic … Continue reading EBS 2017: European Economic Diplomacy

Opportunities in E-healthcare

by Yee Theng Ng Over the past few years, innovation in the healthcare industry has given rise to digitalisation to embrace integrated care solutions. The ability to harness big data could radically transform healthcare systems. Patients can be actively engaged in disease prevention and management, and receive quicker diagnosis. Healthcare providers can also zero in on … Continue reading Opportunities in E-healthcare

Are universities contributing to the economic development of Europe?

by Paloma Cantero Gómez.  The role of universities as the most remarkable provider of knowledge and skills has to be able to adjust to the needs of a flexible and fast-changing reality. There is a current mismatch between the educational system and the labor market. Schools and universities are producing standardised individuals with standardised sets … Continue reading Are universities contributing to the economic development of Europe?