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The World Economic Forum Initiatives

Paths to sustainable growth

Accenture at World Economic Forum 2024

Bringing Reinvention to life, powered by Gen AI

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Sustainability

Delivering on the European Green Deal

European Green Deal, using examples and experiences in various areas and placing Group-specific insights into a broader market context.

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AI

AI Governance Alliance: Briefing Paper Series

This is a pivotal point of reference, guiding responsible transformation with artificial intelligence (AI).

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Cybersecurity

Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2024

Cybersecurity trends that will affect economies and societies in the year to come.

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Talent & Organization

Large Language Models and Jobs – A Business Toolkit

Gen AI is transforming work. This paper offers strategies to adapt, focusing on awareness, org change, and skilling.

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Banking and capital markets

Broadening access to private markets

WEF, Lazard and Accenture share insights on the opportunities, risks and innovations required to responsibly broaden access to individuals.

The future of capital markets

The global financial system is undergoing several simultaneous transformations and digitalization...

A force for good as clients start to falter

Why banks need a strategy to balance clients’ critical needs and those of shareholders and society.

Work, wages and job creation

Jobs for tomorrow

Large Language Models and Jobs - the integration of LLMs in various industries presents a paradigm shift in how we interact with information and, by extension, how we work.

Large Language Models and Jobs – A Business Toolkit

Generative AI and large language models (LLMs) are revolutionizing our interaction with information and transforming the workplace. These technologies can create content, analyze data, translate languages, and make decisions, potentially reshaping jobs and the future of work.

Media, entertainment and sports

AI Governance Alliance: Briefing Paper Series

Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2024

Digital transformation for long term growth

Digital Culture

The driving force of digital transformation

Metaverse

Measuring Digital Trust.

WEF's digital trust framework, a decision aid for leaders.

Social Implications of the Metaverse

The metaverse is projected to rapid adoption and acceleration through technologies such as generative AI.

Privacy and Safety in the Metaverse

The metaverse is expected to reach a value of $1 trillion in the next three years.

Net zero carbon cities

Mobilizing investments for clean energy in emerging economies

Delivering on the European Green Deal

European Green Deal, using examples and experiences in various areas and placing Group-specific insights into a broader market context.

Digital technology for emissions reduction

If brought to scale, digital technologies could reduce emissions by 20% by 2050 in the three highest-emitting sectors: energy, materials, and mobility.

Chemical and advanced materials

The net-zero industry tracker for the ammonia industry

Five actions critical for the ammonia industry to get on track to meet net-zero emissions goals.

Towards a net-zero chemical industry

A policy assessment of low-carbon emitting technologies, which will be essential for the future chemical industry.

Implementing Low-Carbon Emitting Technologies in the Chemical Industry: A Way Forward

5 key enablers are needed to accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon emitting technologies and transform the chemical value chains towards climate neutrality.

Mining and metals

Net-zero industry tracker 2023

An analysis of progress heavy industrial and transport sectors are making worldwide towards net-zero emissions by 2050.

The net-zero industry tracker

A new framework to monitor and support the progress of the steel, cement and aluminium industries towards net zero.

Utilities

Energy

Community engagement for a just energy transition

A white paper that focuses on rapid and responsible deployment of clean power and grids by embedding the principles of people-and nature-positivity.

Securing the energy transition

A framework and 10 key actions to align immediate responses with long-term goals to accelerate a just, sustainable and secure energy transition.

Our leaders

Kathleen O’Reilly

Global Communications, Media and Technology Industry Practices Chair

Koen Deryckere

Chief Operating Officer EMEA

Karen O’Regan

Head of Strategy, Accenture Ireland

Michael Abbott

Senior Managing Director – Global Banking Lead

Laurie McGraw

Managing Director – Capital Markets, North America Lead

Oliver Wright

Senior Managing Director – Consumer Goods & Services, Global Lead

Jill Standish

Senior Managing Director – Global Lead, Retail

Ryan Oakes

Global Health & Public Service Industry Practices Chair

Muqsit Ashraf

Lead – Strategy

Stephanie Jamison

Global Resources Industry Practices Chair & Sustainability Services Lead

David Burns

Managing Director – Natural Resources

Dr. Bernd Elser

Senior Managing Director – Global Lead for Chemicals and Natural Resources

Scott Tinkler

Senior Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Utilities Global and North America Lead

Melissa Stark

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Utilities, Renewables Global Lead