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The Emergence of Latin American Unicorns

Date:  06/02/2018 Area(s):  Strategy Document type:  Interview Recently, many IT-related "unicorns" -- that is, tech firms valued at more than a billion dollars -- have come from Latin America. With "the sophistication of their peers from more developed economies," they also "have to deal with the realities of emerging markets," explains IESE professor Adrian Caldart. And that may make them strong competitors ... Read article

Greenwash Today, Suffer Tomorrow

Date:  25/01/2018 Area(s):  Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Document type:  Interview Ecofriendly, green, bio: companies are increasingly using such labels to advertise their environmental credentials to consumers. But, according to IESE professor Pascual Berrone, many of them also "hide their true impact on the environment," a phenomenon known as "greenwashing." With more NGOs acting as watchdogs, "the consequences of getting caught ... Read article

Protectionism Is Threatening the Global Value Chain

Date:  18/01/2018 Area(s):  Economics Document type:  Report The global value chain is more complex than ever. "Hardly anything is produced in just one country anymore," explains IESE's professor of economics Núria Mas. So, if a product from Mexico is worked on in China or Vietnam before being exported to the U.S., an increase in import tariffs in, say, North America may end up affecting global trade more than ... Read article

Una banca competitiva en la nueva sociedad

Date:  08/01/2018 Area(s):  Finance Document type:  Report Diez años después del inicio de la crisis financiera y tras una intensa remodelación del sector, la banca debe afrontar retos que sitúan su operativa ante una importante encrucijada. Reguladores, académicos, consultores y altos directivos intercambiaron puntos de vista sobre el actual panorama en el 13 Encuentro del Sector Bancario. Read article

5 Business Trends for 2018

Date:  15/12/2017 Area(s):  Finance; Strategy; Innovation and Change Document type:  Report The year 2018 will be crucial for electric cars, although we still don't know what to do with old batteries. We'll also see more calls for sustainability in food and beverages, sharing information on outcomes in health care, and potential disruption by the likes of Google or Amazon in finance. Read article

Romaine Seguin: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Date:  15/12/2017 Area(s):  Service and Operations Management; Leadership and People Management Document type:  Interview Romaine Seguin tells Marta Elvira, Puig Chair of Global Leadership Development at IESE, that she saw very few women when she started at UPS. While the situation has improved, women still get stuck at middle management. To address this, UPS started a women's leadership development initiative. "We include men too," she adds, stressing her commitment ... Read article

Romaine Seguin: Staying the Course on Global Trade

Date:  15/12/2017 Area(s):  Service and Operations Management; Leadership and People Management Document type:  Interview Business is booming across borders, no matter what is being said out of Washington, D.C., these days. Romaine Seguin, President of the Americas Region for UPS, is a firm believer that when goods cross borders, armies stay home -- the subject of a TED Talk she gave. Don't be misled, she tells Marta Elvira, Puig Chair of Global Leadership Development ... Read article

Romaine Seguin: How UPS Is "Thriving on Change"

Date:  15/12/2017 Area(s):  Service and Operations Management; Leadership and People Management Document type:  Interview Technology gives consumers more choices, and it's UPS' job to leverage such disruption to help empower people. So says Romaine Seguin at the IESE Miami Business Summit on "Thriving on Change." As she tells Marta Elvira, Puig Chair of Global Leadership Development at IESE, "it's a consumer's world" and it's by them "demanding from the market" that companies ... Read article

Romaine Seguin: A Career That Has Delivered

Date:  15/12/2017 Area(s):  Service and Operations Management; Leadership and People Management Document type:  Interview Romaine Seguin's favorite job was being a UPS driver, seeing the gratification on customers' faces when they received a package. That customer focus now serves her well as President of UPS' Americas Region. She tells Marta Elvira, Puig Chair of Global Leadership Development at IESE, about the disruptions facing her industry, from tech to natural disasters, ... Read article

Science Is Ready to Double our Life Expectancy, But We Are Not

Date:  30/11/2017 Area(s):  Information Technologies; Economics; Knowledge and Communication; Innovation and Change Document type:  Report Life expectancies climbing above 100 years require rethinking our life paths and resources. Will it be time to go back to school again at age 50? Time for a second career after that? "If you double life expectancy, basically you?ll need to double everything," says professor Javier Díaz-Giménez. Read article
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