Dr. Soumyadeb Chowdhury, The Head of TBS Education Center of Excellence CSR and Sustainable Development and Associate Professor in Emerging Technology and Sustainability Management contributed and co-authored the Sustainability section in the 2022 Word Economic Forum Report Future Readiness of SMEs and Mid-Sized Companies: A Year On.

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The report in its second year looks at future readiness pathways on attracting and cultivating talent that will drive digital transformation and sustainable strategies within organisations to boost business productivity and organisational resilience.

The World Economic Forum hopes to make use of the insights generated by this report to provide assistance to SMEs and mid-sized companies on their journey to becoming future-ready.

Soumyadeb Chowdhury representing TBS Education participated in a panel discussion and facilitated a workshop at the forum to co-create knowledge with the Business Champions and practitioners. The panel discussion and workshop unearthed successful and effective strategies to enhance sustainability and digital initiatives within organisations without undermining the role of employees in the evolving and uncertain business environment.

Based on the research conducted in project collaborations between Professor Prasanta Dey Aston University and TBS Education, and funded by various research councils and funding bodies, the report provides tangible recommendations that will help SMEs and mid-sized organisations in their green transition as well as systematic digital transformation in this latest second 2022 edition.

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TBS Education, Center of Excellence CSR and Sustainable Development, Soumyadeb Chowdhury and Dean of Research Samuel Fosso Wamba will continue to further develop and evolve this research to include emerging themes such water footprint, sustainable resilience, disruptive sustainability, risk and resilience, supply chain diligence Industry 5.0, employee-centric low carbon practices, emerging technology and wellbeing, by extending multi-stakeholder, transdisciplinary and international collaborations.

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