Unleashing the potential of Europe’s bioeconomy
We’re working with Scania to build a trusted cross-sector network collaborating to grow Europe’s bioeconomy, through a shared vision and roadmap for system interventions. Together we’re aiming to enable the bioeconomy value chain to speak with a unified voice, supporting policy change and initiating collaborative projects resulting in decarbonisation, rural growth and new jobs. The project entitled BioAdvantage Europe, will help deliver on the aims to of the European Green Deal, including decarbonisation, creating employment opportunities for Europe’s post-Covid recovery, supporting biodiversity goals and progress towards the Paris Agreement.
Building an inclusive flexible working economy for Europe
We’re working with Mastercard to develop a platform and shared position for influential stakeholders on an inclusive flexible working economy, aiming to deliver tools and business models that strengthen the income security of flexible workers. Together we’re building a community dedicated to collaborative action around a shared vision and running Innovation Sprints to build practical solutions.
Tackling the barriers to realising a positive future of work
We’re working with Verizon to build clarity about the future of work we want, drawing on lessons from the US and Europe. We are working together with a wide range of experts and practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic to understand the barriers preventing this desired future from becoming reality and to recommend how to tackle them. More coming soon...
Catalysing the energy transition
We are working with Shell to accelerate the energy transition in Europe in line with Shell’s ambition to become a net zero emissions energy business by 2050, or sooner, in step with society. Shell recognises that to achieve its ambition its business plans will need to change, so together we are building a practical and scalable approach. By leveraging existing Shell strategies and initiatives we are aiming to help decarbonise road transportation, which alone contributes more than 20% of the EU’s total CO2 emissions.
We are working with this leadership community and beyond to create narratives with the intellectual and emotional power to drive the change in decisions and mindsets needed to transform our societies and economies.
The thought leadership conversation
What could the future look like in 2025 – and what choices will business leaders be faced with? As part of our continued work on narrative we are developing a series of scenarios as plausible stories about how the future might develop. Based on our interviews with leaders across Europe and detailed research, these scenarios are designed to inspire business leaders in Europe to think differently about some of the key challenges we are likely to face.
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In 2019, we interviewed European business leaders on the four ‘Grand Challenges’ identified and explored in our 2018 report. This led to five ‘jobs to be done’ to address these challenges, namely:
1. Move beyond shareholder primacy
2. Lead the consumer
3. Shape the future of work
4. Liberate data through trust
5. Reset the collaboration between business and government
In 2018, through engagement with a large and diverse community of stakeholders across Europe we identified four ‘Grand Challenges’, that would shape the future of European growth, namely:
1. A new social contract
2. The Future of Work
3. A Green and Resilient Economy
4. A Global Europe
We are actively building a European community of leaders across industries and sectors with the values, will and capabilities to break away from the current growth model and build a new one, fit for the challenges of our time.
Europe Delivers is guided by an independent Advisory Board of purpose-driven business and political leaders.
2020, we held a virtual roundtable bringing together partners, key allies and friends. Convened by Xynteo, the session saw CEOs and senior executives from Scania, Yara, DB Schenker, DNV GL, Shell, Hindustan Unilever and EDP exchange views with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg on how to recover better.
We are living in a very different world today. I think none of us in our professional or private lives has experienced anything like this. Our thoughts go to all those most affected by this crisis. At the same time, we are looking ahead. Because we have a tremendous opportunity to restart our society and economy. But we will not simply reinstate what existed before the crisis. We will come back more resilient and more sustainable.
It’s been a real eye-opener for me to see what has happened across the world as a result of the lack of safety nets. As business leaders we cannot sacrifice livelihoods to technology. And we have a responsibility to reskill our workforce, doing our bit to contribute to more resilient societies.
One of the things we have learned from this crisis is that shelves don ́t stock themselves. Getting food to citizens is the result of a sophisticated, interconnected system of global supply chains. For these supply chains to work, we need to ensure that we in the future, have open borders at all times for the free movement of goods in Europe.
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