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  • Global Economy Watch , Economic Update , July 2015: PwC
    update who will top the G7 economic growth league table Download Can anyone catch the US Since 1980 the US has topped the G7 economic growth league table on 12 occasions far more than any other country in the group see Figure 2 It has also been the only G7 economy that has never ended up at the bottom of the growth league table in any year As far as competition is concerned the closest rival to the US is Japan which topped the rankings as the fastest growing economy on seven occasions However six of these occasions occurred back in the 1980s before the beginning of Japan s lost decade Canada and Germany have also had their share of strong years but not as consistently as the US though the latter may be flattered by relatively high population growth boosted by immigration something also seen more recently in the UK Fig 2 It would take at least 6 years before anyone could displace the US from the top of the rankings Share Who will top the table in 2015 Based on our current projections the UK is expected to top the table this year although at this stage it is still too early to call with any great confidence UK economic growth is expected to be around 2 6 while GDP growth in the US the UK s biggest rival for first place is projected to be around 2 3 If the UK does comes out on top it will be the second year in a row that it has been the fastest growing G7 economy Perhaps the biggest risk to another UK success relates to spillover effects from the macroeconomic and political uncertainty in the Eurozone This could have an adverse impact on UK exports to the bloc

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/economy/global-economy-watch/july-2015.html (2016-02-10)
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  • The self-made billionaire effect: PwC
    School and coauthor of Collective Genius John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen have mined a rich vein self made billionaires in an attempt to find common patterns What I particularly admire is their nuanced insights these men and women are not solitary risk seeking creative overnight successes They work in teams they manage risks and rewards they are as good at execution as they are at ideation and they have been on roller coasters not rocket ships This wisdom they have captured is invaluable for entrepreneurs and managers I recommend it highly William A Sahlman Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School and coauthor of New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur Massive success does require luck But it also requires unusual ways of approaching problems This is one of the most thoughtful books I ve seen on what the outliers do to make it more likely their attempts will change the world ASTRO TELLER Captain of Moonshots Google Questions Please email us at billionaireeffect us pwc com Back to top Meet the authors Dr John Sviokla Find me on LinkedIn Dr John J Sviokla Email is the head of Global Thought Leadership at PwC where he also works with clients on strategy and innovation His work has appeared in many publications such as Harvard Business Review Strategy Business and The Wall Street Journal and he has appeared on CNBC and Fox News John taught at the Harvard Business School for twelve years Within PwC John leads the Exchange the firm s think tank and serves on the firm s Advisory Leadership Group Mitch Cohen Find me on LinkedIn Mitch Cohen Email is a vice chairman at PwC During his 33 years at the firm including more than 22 as a partner Mitch has served a number of Fortune 500 clients he has also held various leadership roles helping to guide the firm s strategy as well as its initiatives around innovation and corporate responsibility Mitch serves on the Advisory Board for Penn State s Smeal College of Business He also serves on the Advisory Board of DonorsChoose Join the conversation Share your thoughts on The Self Made Billionaire Effect on social media Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Questions Please email us Buy the book PwC US on Twitter Back to top In the news Articles Forbes com All Oceans Are Purple Crainscleveland com How Self Made Billionaires Create Massive Value Time com 7 Myths about Self Made Billionaires Business Insider Michael Bloomberg Didn t Achieve Massive Success Until He Was Let Go from a Job He d Never Quit Wirtschaftsblatt att Billionaires Secrets for Success Interview of Mitch Cohen by Tim Schäfer WirtschaftsBlatt January 20 2015 Changethis com Launching Billion Dollar Products How Extreme Entrepreneurs Bring Successful Ideas to Market Business Insider This Basic Trait Sets Billionaires Apart From The Rest Of Us Business Insider Here s the Characteristic that Sets Self Made Billionaires Apart from the Rest of Us 5282 Solutions See the

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  • Global Top 100 companies – 2015: PwC
    relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Global Top 100 companies 2015 update Download Global Top 100 companies 2015 update Ranking the top 100 global companies by market capitalisation identifying the risers and fallers to present views on changing global dynamics In this report we have ranked the Top 100 global companies by market capitalisation and compared how the list has evolved from March 2009 to March 2015 We have identified the risers and the fallers looked at sector dynamics and presented a view on how the global landscape has changed Key findings US companies are extending their leading position with over half of the world s Top 100 listed companies coming from America China HK now has the second most companies with the UK in third place Apple retains its status as the world s most valuable company 725bn increasing its market capitalisation by 54 256bn compared to last year The software giant is now almost twice as big as the second largest company Google 375bn and almost 10 times larger than the smallest in the Top 100 The entry point for the Top 100 is now 85bn compared with 45bn in 2009 with the average market capitalisation of a Top 100 company now 162bn compared with 84bn in 2009 The Chinese internet giant Alibaba went straight into the Top 100 with a market cap of 168bn at IPO increasing to 205bn at 31 March 2015 Audit Assurance Services Monitoring and reporting Financial statement audit Corporate reporting Integrated reporting Good practices Governance reporting Investor view Survey Webcasts Remuneration people and tax reporting

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  • Colliding megatrends: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    believe it s the interaction or collision of those trends that is now the most powerful manifestation yet of the significant changes that we see around us in the world today The consequent disruptive changes are having and will increasingly have a major impact on businesses We are encouraging our clients to map likely collisions and the possible impact of these on their business Explore the videos The sharing economy The sharing economy is the result of the collision between technological breakthroughs and resource scarcity as well as rapid urbanisation and demographic shifts Connected living As more and more people connect via digital platforms trust is a key component of the success of new marketplaces and new business models Supercompetitive cities As cities develop their role and importance is changing too As technology dismantles some of the economic case for having a large workforce in a central location cities have a new appeal Food integrity and transparency High profile contamination adulteration and fraud incidents have eroded public trust in the food industry raising consumer awareness of food quality and ensuing safety risks Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders to team up for equality GLEE gains momentum Global Diversity Week interactions with global impact Leading PwC s research into female millennials Teaming up with the

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  • The sharing economy: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    online staffing could generate revenues of US 335 billion by 2025 Technology sits at the heart of the sharing economy Smartphones have reached near ubiquity providing every consumer with immediate access to a huge range of services from renting a bicycle to financing a business idea Resource scarcity is the other key driver of the sharing economy with a growing number of people believing outright ownership of tangible goods to be undesirable The sharing economy can help unlock a lot of dormant value Business to business platforms are already offering organisations access to new revenue streams For example at any one time half the desks in an office may be empty Factories operate at 20 below capacity Retailers generally spend half their time closed The sharing economy can help unlock that dormant value Take the automobile industry On average a car is in use for just one hour per day Consumers and manufacturers are responding Car sharing fleets are growing rapidly even in Germany a traditional stronghold of the global car industry and of vehicle ownership Car manufacturers increasingly position themselves as providing mobility services in addition to selling cars Over a million Germans have registered to use these services BMW s Drive Now Daimler s Car2Go Volkswagen s Quicar most manufacturers are engaging in a car sharing scheme At the same time ride sharing is becoming more popular Opel for example powers a peer to peer platform which allows private car owners to sell their car s spare capacity independent of its brand Fast growing cities in China and the Middle East enter global competition The financial services industry comes into play here too as these sharing schemes require high frequency small payments as well as easy access to short term insurance coverage At the same time banks need to watch out for competition from peer to peer credit services used by those who still want to own things But other megatrends are playing a key role too Rapid urbanisation is creating the critical mass that many sharing services require to operate as viable businesses Social change means people are increasingly comfortable with and trusting of the wisdom of the crowd in reviewing and approving the sharing economy services In our view all CEOs and business decision makers need to think carefully about the disruptive challenges and opportunities that the sharing economy poses for their business models There are few if any sectors that will remain untouched Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders

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  • A Deal-maker’s Guide to Growth Economies: PwC
    But deals in growth markets remain incredibly challenging Our research suggests that over 50 of deals that enter detailed external due diligence in growth markets fail to complete We believe this is materially higher than in developed markets Video Watch introduction and topic summaries Overview Integrity due diligence The people challenge Valuations Foreign exchange treasury Overview Watch John Dwyer Alastair Rimmer discuss the key findings from the study with Chris Hemmings Integrity due diligence Mark Anderson a Partner in Forensic Services discusses how businesses should develop a plan to mitigate integrity and financial crime risk The people challenge There are many people challenges when it comes to doing deals in growth economies Ann Elliot a Director in Human Resource Services outlines what key things businesses need to consider Valuations Simon Harris a Director in Valuations discusses how valuation sits at the heart of any deal especially in growth economies where there my be more uncertainty Foreign exchange treasury Foreign exchange volatility can have implications in certain deal situations Carl Sharman a Director in Treasury Consulting discusses how Deal pitfalls by territory Justifying valuations is the promary cause of failed deals in growth economies Explore deal pitfalls by territory via our heatmap Recommendations We ve identified five recommendations to increase your chances of success Review our recommendations For this study PwC carried out an assessment of over 200 deals and interviewed 20 senior deal makers who have bought businesses in growth markets to understand the root causes of problems and how they overcame the challenges encountered While there are plenty of examples of successful deals in growth markets that the deal makers we interviewed acknowledged that deals in growth markets are inherently riskier There is a much bigger deviation or range of potential outcomes We refer to this range as the

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  • Total Impact Measurement and Management: Sustainability: PwC
    new language for business decisions Valuing social environmental tax and economic impacts means that business is now able to compare the total impacts of their decisions and manage the trade offs Leading the way Impact examples See examples of companies that already recognise the potential in evaluating a broader range of impacts What CEOs think about total impact 187 CEOs shared their views on total impact Take a look at what they have to say Good growth Explore why delivering good growth is the way forward and how knowing good from bad can transform business Total impact A new language for business decisions Valuing social environmental tax and economic impacts means that business is now able to compare the total impacts of their decisions and manage the trade offs Find out Watch Malcolm Preston Global Sustainability leader shows how TIMM can present the trade offs and support Board decision making Our insights Measuring and managing total impact strengthening business decisions for business leaders By valuing social environmental tax and economic impacts business leaders are now able to compare the total impacts of their strategies Tourism managing your total impact Managing your total impact is a must Financial metrics are part of the picture PwC takes a closer look at tourism What sort of hotel would you build Total impact is on the CEO agenda CEOs are rethinking how they measure their business performance Making the right decision needs more than financials it s about total impact Total impact approach What CEOs think 187 CEOs shared their views on total impact Leading the way impact examples See examples of organisations that understand the importance and evaluate a broad range of impacts Infographics Explore the issues around what it means for business to adopt a new way of thinking about and measuring

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  • Assurance and reporting
    and socially responsible investing Leaders understand the parallel importance of setting bold sustainability metrics and making sure that open and timely reporting accurately reflects progress made Assurance from a trusted adviser further earns and keeps stakeholders trust Our experienced teams can help you with the following activities Identify and assess the relevant requirements of all your stakeholders Undertake internal audits to gauge the effectiveness of your internal controls and measures Provide independent assurance of the data in your sustainability report as well as assurance for regulatory performance purposes such as EU ETS RTFO GHG emissions Support your submissions to sustainability indices by helping you to interpret the questionnaire before submission we ll also identify any gaps to improve your position in the rankings Review your current reporting against best practices identify operational improvements and move it beyond compliance to include future looking analysis and strategy Verify and certify your data against social and environmental benchmarks in line with market standards like the Global Reporting Initiative GRI Greenhouse Gases GHG Protocol AA1000 Align measurable sustainability objectives with your corporate strategy based on financial operational and regulatory performance measures Assess how the life cycle of your products and services might impact your sustainability goals Implement a more holistic business management system or integrated reporting Case studies Global frameworks for sustainability reporting Improving the reporting process Enhancing the CR strategy US Automotive A US client wanted to kick off its formal sustainability programme with a sustainability report based on the Global Reporting Initiative GRI the most widely used global framework for sustainability reporting Learn more Italy Energy utilities mining An international oil and gas company based in Italy was looking for guidance on increasing confidence in its sustainability activities among stakeholders Learn more China Banking capital markets A leading Chinese bank had been

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