70% of institutional investors turning down projects on environmental, social and governance grounds
Seven out of ten institutional investors interviewed by PwC say they would decline to take part in a private equity fund raising or would turn down a co-investment on environmental, social and governance risk grounds.
The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 Offers New Visions for Smart Solutions
HELSINKI, Finland- The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 to be organized in Helsinki in September provides an international discussion and innovation forum for the global challenges of today: How to mitigate the impacts of climate change and the other pressing environmental concerns? How to succeed and take effective steps towards a better future with clean technologies?
Frost & Sullivan applauds PCCW Global for addressing the connectivity demands of Sub-Saharan Africa with its IP exchange network
HONG KONG - PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2015 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Connectivity Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award.
Cyber Security Hiring Trends Revealed
Cyber security hiring has seen an increase of over 50% throughout 2014, with the trend set to continue throughout 2015. As a result of the increase in demand, cyber security salaries have increased at a rapid rate and it is not unusual for candidates, with in demand skills, to obtain salary increases of over 25% when changing jobs.
Alex Marshall of CIL Management Consultants on the business and the professionals that he looks to recruit
Alex Marshall of CIL Management Consultants is a busy man. He is a partner who also manages recruitment within the firm. He was kind enough to answer some questions about the consulting firm and tell us about the in-depth hiring process that both recent graduates and established professionals can expect.
Frontiers in Finance – June 2015
This issue of Frontiers in Finance addresses the areas where financial institutions should be look in order to build competitive advantage and increase profitability.
Evercore Announces the Acquisition of Kuna & Co. KG and Appoints Walter Kuna as Senior Managing Director of Evercore Germany
LONDON - Evercore (NYSE: EVR) announced today the acquisition of Kuna & Co. KG, the Frankfurt-based investment banking advisory boutique, and the appointment of Walter Kuna as Senior Managing Director of Evercore's German advisory business.
Motor insurers see premiums fall by £400m to £13bn, but combined ratio slightly improves to 101%
The volume of UK motor insurance premiums has declined by approximately £400m to £13bn in the last year, according to Deloitte.
Catalyst shows the way with Queen’s Award
Our management consultancy columnist Mick James says the prestigious award is a great boost for the undervalued knowledge economy in the UK, particularly in the export sector, where we often seem to value trading lumps of metal more highly than our intellectual prowess.
China becomes the largest foreign investor in the US
The fDi Report 2015, an annual assessment of crossborder investment from the fDi Intelligence team at the Financial Times, has been released.
EY: Executive Confidence at Seven-Year High
As if the recently announced Charter-Time Warner Cable merger wasn’t enough proof, executive confidence in the global economy is at its highest level since the financial crisis in 2008, which could help fuel a record number of mergers and acquisitions, according to a report by consulting giant Ernst & Young released today.
A.T. Kearney Helps Senior Executives Reclaim Strategy as Key Leadership Tool, Including in Times of Disruption
CHICAGO - Agility has become the most recent mantra in management and is often seen as a substitute for long-term strategy in today's tumultuous business environment and rapidly shifting markets.
Regus Survey Shows That Commuting Costs Continue to Climb
Almost a third of UK workers now spend over 5% of their salary on commuting.
ICIS Top Chemical Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Unveiled
NEW YORK and LONDON - ICIS Chemical Business (http://www.icis.com/magazine ) magazine has unveiled its 2nd annual ICIS Top Chemical Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) listing of the most important deals in the global chemical sector - changes in control that could impact supply chains.
Sustainability: A new way to strengthen client relationships
Green-minded advocates might describe the Global Financial Crisis as “the day the music died.”
FTI Consulting 2015 Study Identifies Key Risks for Companies
Global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc., released findings from the 15th Annual Law in the Boardroom Study that it conducted with the NYSE Governance Services, a dominant provider of corporate governance, risk, ethics and compliance services.
KPMG rewards ‘unsung heroes' with paid leave
Professional service company KPMG has launched its first internal awards ceremony rewarding staff with paid leave and holiday vouchers.
Are TV masterminds, like Walter White and Scarface, killing your business?
When we think of the "mastermind" archetype, we imagine figures like Walter White on Breaking Bad, or Al Pacino in Scarface and The Godfather Part II. These are sneaky, manipulative anti-heroes, who never deal straight with anyone.
French consulting market records fastest growth rate since the start of the global financial crisis
A new study from Source Information Services (Source) has reported that the consulting market in France grew by 2.4 per cent in 2014 to be worth more than €4billion, its best performance since the start of the global financial crisis.
Your chance to debate how digital, infrastructure and consulting expertise can combine to create innovation and growth
Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins and the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) will be jointly hosting an event on 16 June 2015 that will look at how digital, infrastructure and advisory expertise can combine to create even greater value.
Stewarding Data: Why Financial Services Firms Need a Chief Data Officer
Capgemini Consulting and Efma have recently identified that half of all financial services executives cite ineffective coordination of big data and analytics teams as the biggest challenge in big data implementation. Download the report.
New British banks seeing better returns and lending more - KPMG
Britain's new banks are achieving superior returns than larger rivals, picking up customers shunned by bigger lenders since the 2007-9 financial crisis, consultancy KPMG said on Friday.
Frost & Sullivan: These are the Innovative Business Models that Produce High Returns
LONDON - Between 2012 and 2014, over 70 companies globally valued at more than $1 billion were start-ups with new business models that were unique and transformative.
European Telecoms Could Realize €39 Billion by Re-Imagining the Network
PARIS-Challenged by anticpated growth in fixed, mobile and IoT traffic, European operators are devising new technology designs and standards, drawing inspiration from highly optimized technology and business design of their Cloud peers.
Technology Deals Return to Middle Market in 2015, According to PwC US
SAN JOSE, Calif.- Following the record-breaking buying spree of 2014, the first quarter of 2015 is signaling a return to the middle market with technology deal volume remaining active amid the decline of both megadeals and deal values, according to PwC's US Technology Deals Insights Q1.
KPMG Capital Announces Three New Strategic Investments in Data and Analytics
KPMG Capital, KPMG’s global investment fund, today announced three strategic investments in data and analytics (D&A) solutions that target critical issues in the areas of risk, performance and growth where data-driven actionable insights can power more informed decision making.
Deloitte named the leader in crisis advisory in financial services by Kennedy
NEW YORK - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) is pleased to announce that Kennedy has named Deloitte the leader in crisis advisory in financial services in the Event-Driven Consulting in Financial Services: Crisis Advisory in the New Regulatory Framework 2015 report.
Equiteq report throws light on consultancy market
Our management consultancy columnist Mick James finds that the report reinforces the validity of acquisition as a vehicle for growth – and suggests that ‘disruption’ is both a threat and an opportunity for consultancy firms.
Engineering consultancies: getting back in on the act
Environmental consulting didn’t have a great recession, writes Fiona Czerniawska, co-Founder of Source.
The 4 Battles Shaping the Future of the Connected Home
EDINBURGH, Scotland,- The latest research from Delta-ee identifies the future of the connected home market will be shaped by four battles:
PwC Addresses Excuses for Not Investing in Cybersecurity
TORONTO - We all know cyber-attacks have had an increased presence in today's interconnected world, however cybersecurity isn't an issue faced strictly by large firms.
Ghana is fifth most attractive to infrastructure investors - PwC report says
Ghana is the fifth country in Africa that has great opportunities for infrastructural investment, given the gaping gap in infrastructural delivery.
Companies lack robust succession plans to identify the next generation of leaders
Our survey suggests that businesses may be on the brink of a leadership crisis. Only 54% of high performers have a strong pipeline of future leadership talent.
UK businesses turn to interims to drive change and transformation
Change management, restructuring and turnaround projects are the top three reasons interim managers are being hired by businesses, according to the bi-annual snap shot survey of 17,000 interim managers from Russam GMS.
Global chemicals market to grow to 5.6 trillion euros by 2035 – Asia will play a dominant role
- Global market volume for chemicals will more than double in the period through 2035 compared to current sales of 2.6 trillion euros in the industry