IRC Insights

NGOs forge new partnerships for sustainability as public funding dwindles

IRC NGO & Not For Profit Practice Group | 11.06.2021

On 20 and 22 April 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners hosted virtual roundtables with leaders of non-governmental organizations from the Americas, APAC, Africa and Europe to discuss how the changing political and economic landscape is requiring a new approach to fundraising and commercial partnerships as part of its Future Leaders for a Sustainable World series.

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A commitment to ESG requires prioritizing diversity & inclusion

Raj Kumar Paramanathan, IRC Malaysia & Thailand (CnetG Asia) | 01.06.2021

On 7 April 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a virtual roundtable featuring HR and D&I leaders representing top organizations across APAC and EMEA and moderated by Niamh O'Driscoll of IRC Ireland. The discussion centered on the leadership response to the SARS-CoV-2 threat that emerged in 2020, building a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline and the importance of D&I within a progressive and proactive environment, social and governance (ESG) framework.

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Faster, smarter, technology-driven decisions drive business growth in 2020 and beyond

IRC Technology Practice Group | 20.05.2021

On 28th April 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a virtual roundtable featuring executive leaders from across APAC, the Americas, and Europe to discuss pandemic-driven accelerated growth in the tech sector, and what it means for tech companies and their investment in growth and human capital in the short and mid-term.

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The hybrid work model gains traction in the global healthcare industry

IRC Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice Group | 30.04.2021

On 23 March 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a virtual roundtable featuring business leaders from across the EU and APAC regions to discuss how technology and the response to new threats was shaping the future of work in the global healthcare industry.

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Technology powers efficiency gains as consumer behaviours shift

IRC Consumer & Retail Practice Group | 22.04.2021

In March 2021, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a panel of leading consumer products executives from across the world to discuss how their organizations were responding to shifting consumer behaviour in the wake of a tumultuous 2020.

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Digitalization in the social media capital of the world

Grace Abella-Zata, IRC Philippines | 06.04.2021

The Philippines has, for six straight years now, topped the global rankings for both social media and internet usage. Last year, the Philippines also had one of the strictest and longest lockdowns in the world, impacting many businesses and accelerating digitalization. Find out how companies have leveraged consumers' digital savviness to survive, the kinds of digital solutions they have employed and what the projections are for digital commerce in the future.

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Ben Verwaayen - keeping the horticulture industry on its toes

Patrick Westerburger, Agribusiness & Agriscience Global Practice Leader, IRC Netherlands | 13.01.2021

The Netherlands and the agricultural sector have always been closely connected. Some 24% of the world’s trade in horticultural products is in Dutch hands, while 50% of global trade in floricultural products are controlled by Dutch companies. The Netherlands is the world’s number one in greenhouse horticulture, the number one producer of onions, and the number one exporter (in value) of fresh vegetables.

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The top five leadership skills for 2021

Gurdeep S. Hora, IRC Asia Pacific Regional Leader and IRC Technology Practice Group Leader | 11.01.2021

Consumer behaviour and expectations have suddenly leap-frogged and the business must evolve; everyone is playing catch-up. To stay relevant, now is the time to revisit key assumptions of the past.

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Technology, adaptability and mindset to drive growth, future-proof business

IRC Technology Practice Group | 22.12.2020

On 10 November, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a virtual roundtable with some of the world’s leading technology executives to discuss how digital transformation is changing the talent and leadership qualities required to excel in a dynamic business environment with an increasingly distributed workforce.

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The consumer revolution won’t be televised; It will be omni-channel

IRC Consumer & Retail Practice Group | 16.12.2020

On 22nd October, IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened a webinar with consumer and retail industry leaders from across the globe to discuss how digital transformation is impacting business operations in the sector and redefining the relationship between brands and consumers.

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