Directors and top managers regularly express concern about political and regulatory developments. Political decision makers and public officials often find business strategies alien to their objectives. Reconciling them brings tangible benefits for both.
Current challenges and opportunities demand innovative forms of collaboration between governments and business, in order to manage the complex issues resulting from geopolitical, economic and social-cultural disruptions. Corporations cannot change societal evolution, but they can benefit from clearly understanding and preparing to manage the likely consequences.
A new vision is emerging about the role of business in society. The Business Round Table in the US, like the European Round Table of Industrialists, this year announced a new search for inclusion and connectivity with people’s preoccupations. But how to do so without disregard for the company’s own objectives?
For over 35 years, Stefan Schepers has helped design constructive engagement between the public and private sector and the alignment of views and innovative solutions for strategy and its execution. He is equally engaged in realising innovative ideas in the realm of academia and culture.
Governments, corporations, business and scientific organisations seek his advice and involvement to develop new pathways through the current volatile and uncertain context.
The diversity of his mandates has enriched his expertise and made him a partner for those who seek innovative solutions for their issues, as shown below.
He developed an original method for temporary, independent, public-private think tanks to think outside the box, achieving alignment of ideas between leading minds from the public, private and academic sectors and developing…
He established an Africa-European Centre on Investment and Trade in Johannesburg (SA), inspired by the work of the High-Level Group on Trade Policy Innovation, offering a new basis for business-government and AU-EU collaboration…
He developed a new European Prize to highlight the interactions between Europe’s various countries and cultures and to build constructive understanding about the historic diversities of Europe…
The risk averse society, in Sustainability in a Digital World, Thomas Osburg & Christine Lohmann eds, 2017, p 21-37.
Innovation ecosystem development : a necessary instrument to escape the mid-income trap, in Sefer Sener and Stefan Schepers eds, Innovation, Governance and Entrepreneurship, Palgrave MacMillan 2017, p 11-34.