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Lucy P. Marcus

Lucy P. Marcus

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Lucy P. Marcus, founder and CEO of Marcus Venture Consulting, Ltd., is Professor of Leadership and Governance at IE Business School and a non-executive board director of Atlantia SpA.

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  1. Time for a Boardroom Reckoning
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    Time for a Boardroom Reckoning

    May 29, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus identifies shareholders' most urgent grievances about the way companies are operating.

  2. Facing Facebook’s Responsibility
    Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Facing Facebook’s Responsibility

    May 1, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus argues that the company needs to go much further to address its governance failures.

  3. Are Guns the Next Target for Conscientious Investors?
    National Rifle Association members look over optics in the SIG Sauer display Scott Olson/Getty Images

    Are Guns the Next Target for Conscientious Investors?

    Mar 20, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus argues that shareholder activism in the wake of the Parkland school shooting could bring meaningful reforms.

  4. The Sexual Harassment Reckoning
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    The Sexual Harassment Reckoning

    Feb 21, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus says that effective action to protect the rights and dignity of women and girls is becoming unavoidable.

  5. Let’s Talk About Politics
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    Let’s Talk About Politics

    Jan 17, 2018 Lucy P. Marcus argues that citizens and businesses must resist the temptation to disengage from current events.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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