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The 2020 pandemic wreaked havoc with the economy, the global supply chain and the way companies operate, taking just about everyone by surprise. So how can corporates possibly plan as far ahead as 2040?
Germany’s Volkswagen Group is trying to do just that, by using swarm intelligence to craft an ethics policy that will cover societal, technological, economical, ecological and political changes over the next 20 years. The evolution of its ethics policy was developed by an internal program called Future Heads, a group of 320 experts, strategists, managers and thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines and brands that form a network to collectively think about how the world will change and how the group should confront those changes.