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Rethink business today in light of tomorrow’s needs.

The Future-Ready Business Benchmark, developed by Economist Impact and supported by Cognizant shows how prepared 2,000 multinational businesses from 8 industries across 10 countries are for the future. Is your business future-ready?

Is your business ready for anything?

Is your business ready for anything?

If there’s one thing today’s businesses can count on, it’s uncertainty. From supply chain and climate instability to a global health crisis and talent shortage, the priorities you focus on now will define how you handle what comes next.

For future-ready businesses this represents an opportunity to reimagine foundational elements—technology, talent, ESG—to stay ahead of emerging expectations and the competition. Perpetually.

Find out how business leaders like you are preparing for tomorrow’s challenges in Ready for Anything: What It Means to Be a Modern Business, which includes our perspectives on research conducted by Economist Impact and supported by Cognizant.

Prioritize, focus and create a cycle of success

Restructure core elements of your business to be self-supporting and interconnected across technology, talent and ESG.

Seizing opportunities for future-ready businesses

Operations is experiencing an identity shift from back-office management of routine tasks to a strategic source of innovation and competitive advantage. Businesses have discovered that the only way to embrace the new is to ensure that the processes are built for simplicity, elegance, and ingenuity.

Adopting new technology is easy—but creating value is not

The drivers of transformation today—IoT, cloud and AI—are rapidly becoming table stakes, making room for emerging technologies like blockchain, quantum computing and robotics to uncover new possibilities. But a value challenge looms as businesses struggle to realize returns from new technology investments.


Workforce strategies need a major overhaul

While many see a shrinking labor pool as the main issue facing talent management, the reality is that companies are falling short in preparing people for the future of work. Explore how focusing on technology without fully investing in the people behind it creates barriers to future readiness.

Close the gap between ESG commitments and action

90% of decision makers agree you can’t be a modern business without a cohesive ESG strategy. But there’s a huge disconnect between actual plans and real action—a gap that must close as customers, employees, investors and regulators increasingly scrutinize ESG progress and begin holding companies more accountable.

The Future-Ready Business Benchmark

Connect with us and be guided through a 10-minute survey that will reveal your personal ranking and provide you with actionable insights to prepare for the future.