Global geopolitical tensions. A global pandemic. Volatile and hypercompetitive markets. Evolving consumer expectations. Rising competition for talent. The escalating threat of climate change. Leaders can't afford to wait and react to change in today's complex global environment. From where we stand today, anticipating the future has never been more challenging — or crucial.
Welcome to Shaping 2040 — a ground-breaking program by KPMG International, in collaboration with the UK's University of Leeds, to challenge some of the best and brightest among the next generation of leaders to step into 2040, describe the landscape – and how they ultimately shaped in. The global participants are future leaders with an array of distinguished backgrounds and talents working in collaboration with faculty from the University of Leeds and KPMG leaders to provide a provocative showcase of their vision for the future.
By 2040, capitalism as we know it may be unrecognizable. Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation could trigger policies once seen as radical and environmental accountability will be infused in our lives like never before.
Shaping 2040's overarching message is clear. It is up to the leaders of today and tomorrow to shape the future — or be shaped by it.
Innovation that reflects a pivotal new era of challenges and opportunities cannot emerge in isolation. Instead, it is a collective response to a new holistic reality that will be dramatically affected by technology, business, science, and so much more. Shaping 2040 offers a coherent and revealing vision of an ever-evolving world as seen through the eyes of the next generation of leaders.
Every month until July 2022, we’ll be publishing more predictions from next generation of leaders based on emerging trends impacting society, technology, the global economy, and the regulatory landscape.
Social & People
It's 2040. The entire education system has been reshaped by proactive changes. The next generation of leaders predict what this could look like.
It's 2040. The entire education system has been reshaped by proactive changes. The...
It's 2040. Over the last 20 years, the war for talent has only intensified. Find out the next generation’s take on how this has played out.
The next generation predict how employers are attracting and maintaining talent in 2040.
To what extent are the Internet of Things, AI and sensors integrated in our everyday lives in 2040? The next generation predict.
To what extent are the Internet of Things, AI and sensors integrated in our everyday lives
Economics & Markets
It's 2040. Human rights have been extended to nature. The next generation of leaders predict how laws and regulation will protect the environment.
It's 2040. Human rights have been extended to nature. The next generation of leaders...
It's 2040. The linear economic model is no more. Find out the next generation’s take on the evolution of the circular economy.
It's 2040. The linear economic model is no more. Find out the next generation’s take on..
Political & Regulatory
It's 2040. Investment is completely driven by ESG. The next generation of leaders explore what this will look like and the broader impact.
It's 2040. Investment is completely driven by ESG. The next generation of leaders explore
It's 2040. ESG reporting is an absolute baseline expectation throughout the values-based economy. The next generation explore what this means.
It's 2040. ESG reporting is an absolute baseline expectation throughout the values-based..
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