The latest Report by the Einaudi Centre in Turin provides the elements to better understand the present and act carefully when thinking about tomorrow
Understanding where you are and where you are going. It’s essential practice for anyone acting within a business, yet not always easy to accomplish, though its feasibility increases when good guides are at hand. This is the case with Un mondo sempre più fragile. XXV Rapporto sull’economia globale e l’Italia (An increasingly fragile world. 25th Report on the global economy and Italy), by the Einaudi Centre, a collection of studies curated by Mario Deaglio and collaboratively written by a qualified team of researchers and analysts.
As every year, the collected research work takes stock of the “state of the world”, this time still dealing with the pandemic and its consequences. In other words, it embodies an up-to-date snapshot of the situation in which everyone – citizens and businesses – find themselves in.
The essays collected thus start by acknowledging the presence of “an increasingly fragile world” and therefore of an “unhinged globalisation”, as well as of the situation in which the US, China and Europe find themselves in. The authors then explore the nature and traits of an era “of permanent instability” in order to focus on the condition of Italy.
The collected investigations undertaken by the research group coordinated by the Einaudi Centre certainly provide an image of the world and of Italy that’s still problematic, but also indicates a few possible development paths. Gian Maria Gros-Pietro, president of Intesa Sanpaolo, who supported the research activities, writes that “attention to economic and environmental sustainability has pervaded our lives because we have understood that the time we have to implement a paradigm shift is running out. Global warming and the appropriate use of scarce or polluting raw materials, combined with the need to rethink work times and places, will permanently change the way we live. A partnership between public and private sectors appears, therefore, as the only viable way to define shared objectives – something that is increasingly felt by the private sector and, more in particular, by enterprises, as an essential part of their day-to-day work and which could, or rather should, lead to the concept of well-being replacing the concept of wealth, at an individual and collective level.” On closer inspection, these are the outlines of an economic and corporate culture that’s already spreading but still needs to fully establish and strengthen itself. These collected essays by the Einaudi Centre represent a good conceptual toolbox, useful to build a corporate culture that is mindful of our present times and committed to a better future.
Un mondo sempre più fragile. XXV Rapporto sull’economia globale e l’Italia (An increasingly fragile world. 25th Report on the global economy and Italy)
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