The Washington Post releases The Power Index

By Aaron Robinson

April 4, 2022 (updated April 19, 2022 at 2:57 AM EDT)
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The Washington Post releases The Power Index: An examination of top priorities for business and policy leaders

The Washington Post, in partnership with Kantar, the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company, has released The Power Index, a first-of-its kind survey uncovering the top priorities for business and policy leaders. The original, independent research reveals the commonalities and the differences in the importance placed on global issues and opportunities for leadership to bridge those gaps.

Based on responses from 150 policy leaders from government organizations and associations that influence them with a mix of political leanings and 150 business leaders from a variety of industries and business sizes, the survey finds business leaders tend to prioritize economic issues while policy leaders are focused on societal issues. The topics of corporate and cybersecurity innovation and navigating the role of new global economic powers are top of mind for business leaders, while trust in large institutions and income equality are top of mind for policy leaders. Both identified reskilling their workforce, upgrading infrastructure and diversity, equality and inclusion as key priorities.