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  • Global monthly highlights: November 2015: PwC
    joint report by PwC and the World Bank Group measures the ease of paying taxes across 189 economies The results show both successful tax reforms and reform challenges as well as providing a platform for government and business to engage in constructive discussion around tax reform across a broader range of issues Spotlight on Climate Change For the first time since hopes were dashed in Copenhagen 2009 there seems genuine optimism that governments can agree a durable and global climate deal Though whether it will be legally binding remains to be seen Explore our selected insights on Climate Change Global innovation 1000 Our Global Innovation 1000 study conducted by Strategy analyses the flows of R D spending among 207 companies in various countries worldwide The new landscape reflects significant regional shifts as more companies pursue innovation programs abroad in search of access to top talent and high growth markets Explore the results of the study Global Operations Survey Leading companies are reimagining operations to stay resilient in the face of significant change COOs in our 2015 Global Operations Survey realise they need a model that aligns their operations with strategy To find out how companies are solving the operations puzzle we talked with 1200 executives who make choices every single day on how to make the company strategy a reality Find out the results of the survey APEC 2016 CEO Outlook How confident are APEC CEOs about regional integration and free trade by 2020 APEC CEO Survey reveals the views of over 800 business leaders Economic volatility has shaken confidence but stunning advances in technology and connectivity are coming to boost trade and augment inclusive growth Explore further results of the survey Also take a look at Building Better Cities report In PwC s Building Better Cities we studied data

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  • Global monthly highlights: October 2015: PwC
    slowdown and resulting stock market turmoil reignited fears of another global financial crisis Could we be about to witness the great fall of China or will the country continue to power the global economy Explore our selected insights on China to find out more 2015 Global Digital IQ Survey Lessons from digital leaders Digital investments are on the rise and spread more widely throughout organisations than ever before according to the results of our latest Digital IQ Survey The report explores the ability of organisations to use technology to drive business value and identifies 10 critical behaviours that translate directly to strong revenue growth and profit margin Low Carbon Economy Index 2015 Conscious uncoupling The 2015 Low Carbon Economy Index bucks the trend For the first year in the seven since the Index began we have what looks like the uncoupling of growth and emissions GDP grew by 3 3 in 2014 with energy emissions up by only 0 5 And the stage is set for national commitments in Paris in December 2015 to drive the rate of decarbonisation even further Assessing the global transport infrastructure market Outlook to 2025 Transport infrastructure investment is expected to increase at an average annual rate of about 5 worldwide from 2014 to 2025 See how technology innovations and cross border collaborations along with public private partnerships are driving strategic investment in transportation infrastructure in our new research Bridging growth markets voids Building effective operating models for growth markets For many companies achieving success in the growth markets can be quite a challenge with it often taking much longer than anticipated to become sustainably profitable In this new paper we look at how companies have successfully adapted business models and developed new processes in order to grow in these complex markets The Global State

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  • Global monthly highlights: September 2015: PwC
    Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Global monthly highlights September 2015 CEO pulse on climate change What does it mean for business success Are CEOs weighing up the risks but also considering the opportunities that climate change presents And are they responding by building strategies for short term and long term business success In the run up to the UN Conference on Climate Change in December we asked CEOs for their views on climate change risks and what s really needed to drive business action to address them Explore what they said in our latest CEO pulse Taxing times for global business insights from 18th Annual Global CEO Survey With seven in ten CEOs concerned about the increasing tax burden according to the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey it s clear that tax is still a major concern for business leaders However our indicators point to a steady downwards progression of tax rates and the overall compliance burden on companies over the past decade So why s there such a mismatch Find out in our new report Re inventing the wheel Transformation of the automotive industry Will individual use or shared mobility shape tomorrow s automotive market And how will regulation and politics impact on the industry s future direction With global megatrends and disruptions shaking up nearly every aspect of the automotive industry we present a number of potential future market scenarios in this short paper designed to help inform strategic decision making CEO pulse on connectivity My life connected CEOs are embracing increased connectedness enabled by technology and are positive about its impact on their businesses But is it possible to be too connected in a world that s always on In this CEO pulse we explored how CEOs view this

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  • Global monthly highlights: July 2015: PwC
    to their coffers if they follow best practice in harnessing the potential of these workers Find out which countries are leading the way in this new report Insurance Banana Skins 2015 Cyber risk and interest rates are now among the top risks for insurers according to the results of our biennial survey produced by the CSFI in association with PwC Their entry new into the rankings of this fifth successive survey shows how much of a concern they ve become for the industry when looked at in conjunction with regulatory developments and the broader macro economy Find out what other challenges the insurance industry is facing in this new Banana Skins report What one capability is critical for tomorrow s CEO We asked CEOs in this year s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey what was the one capability they thought would be most critical for tomorrow s CEOs to develop As you might imagine we got a wide range of answers But the single biggest category of responses across all regions was this strategic thinking So what does an effective strategic thinker look like Find out in this new article and short video Why you can t scare people into doing the right thing Regulators governments and firms have to date mostly focused their efforts on deterring employee bad behaviour through punishment and penalties Yet the financial services industry continues to be plagued by scandal and foul play Few firms have looked to build and nurture cultural environments that emphasise the right behaviours that are more likely lead to positive outcomes in the long term We explore the merits of such an approach in this new joint PwC London Business School study Bridging the Gap 2015 Annual Global Working Capital Survey Our new survey reveals that for the first time

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  • Global monthly highlights: June 2015: PwC
    of new technology to drive innovation and business growth The past 25 years have seen this belief validated through the transformative power of the internet mobile social media and the Cloud But could robotics have the biggest technological influence of them all Find out what CEOs from across the globe had to say in our latest CEO pulse Global entertainment and media outlook 2015 2019 It s increasingly clear that consumers today see little divide between digital and traditional media what they want is more flexibility freedom and convenience in when and how they consume any kind of content So what steps do entertainment and media companies need to take in order to master the user experience and succeed in this industry Find out in our 16th edition of the Outlook People strategy for the digital age a new take on talent The digital revolution is reshaping the way we live our lives and the way we work As business strategies undergo a fundamental re think so must organisations people strategies because whatever technological innovations are ahead it s the people that will make the difference between eventual success and failure In this new report based on findings from PwC s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey we highlight what leaders need to do to build a people strategy for the digital age Redesigning institutions to rebuild trust In this digital age where people have access to information like never before the need for trust in business and society is greater than ever But how s trust created and how does it become embedded in the design of institutions within the political economic and financial system We explore this topic in more detail in this new article and ask if a Magna Carta for the digital age could be what s

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  • Global monthly highlights: May 2015: PwC
    s their purpose and mission And what makes them similar yet different to their private sector counterparts We look at these questions and more in this new report which explores how state owned enterprises can be more actively owned and managed to make sure they not only achieve their stated objectives but also deliver on wider societal outcomes You can also explore the CEO perspective on the role of SOEs in the global economy in our CEO pulse on state owned enterprises Collaboration preserving water through partnering that works Water has moved to the top of the business risk agenda according to the World Economic Forum s Global Risks Report 2015 And it s a major concern for society as a whole With business sharing water with communities industry farmers and other users securing the right quality and quantity of water at the right time is set to become a serious production and reputational issue Our new report explores water risks for business and how stakeholders can collaborate to achieve a common goal to share water successfully Sporting leaders study on legacy Our new research found that 93 of sports industry leaders believe that sporting events can contribute to long lasting positive changes in a host city We surveyed a broad range of organisations within the sports and major events industry who cited integrating legacy considerations in the early stages of the planning process as the key factor for achieving a successful legacy Find out more in the interim results of our sporting leaders study which were recently presented at the SportAccord Convention World Sport Business Summit 2015 in Sochi Russia A different energy future where energy transformation is leading us In the 14th edition of our Global Power Utilities Survey we look at the major changes facing the sector as it gets to grips with the prospect of a very different energy world ahead Find out how companies expect their markets and business models to change in the period to 2030 and explore their views on the risks facing them in the short term And with most survey participants stating that current business models won t be sustainable in the future find out more about the operational changes they see ahead Risk in review 2015 decoding uncertainty delivering value In today s business environment opportunity is always tied to risk Technological growth has led to faster decision making increased contact with third party vendors and mounting cybersecurity threats In our 2015 Risk in review survey we asked over 1 200 global business leaders how they re assessing and managing risk in their markets Explore the results and find out how managing business risks correctly can drive performance and revenue growth Capital Markets 2020 will it change for good Significant changes are afoot for global capital markets and we predict that by 2020 the landscape composition and dynamics of these markets will look very different to that of today Find out more about the factors that are transforming this landscape

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  • Global monthly highlights: April 2015: PwC
    Explore our selected insights to find out Analyse this Are CEOs embracing the boom in personal data Interested in how businesses and consumers are embracing the boom in personal data As part of our quarterly pulse we asked CEOs how they value data and how it s changing their engagement with customers View the animated infographic or read the full story to find out what CEOs told us Food trust From compliance to competitive advantage Recent food safety failures have spiked consumer concerns leading to an increase in regulation The US Food Safety Modernization Act is a sweeping piece of legislation that will affect companies worldwide In this article we explore the issues and impact on the industry and suggest actions companies can take to protect their brands Developing female leaders Addressing gender bias in global mobility Despite the increasing focus on gender equality in the workplace progress in female participation in global mobility has been worryingly slow PwC Australia and Melbourne University s Centre for Ethical Leadership CEL explore the issue of gender bias in global mobility in this new study and suggest steps that organisations can take to increase female participation in international assignments Risk and growth but not as we know them This year s CEO Survey revealed a unique group of CEOs who believe that there are both more threats and more opportunities for their companies than there were three years ago In our latest analysis we look at these resilience builders the characteristics they display and how they re preparing their organisations to be more resilient to change Global Emerging Trends in Real Estate The global outlook for 2015 The global real estate industry expects to be busier and more profitable in 2015 In this global edition of Emerging Trends in Real Estate produced with

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  • Global monthly highlights: March 2015: PwC
    analysis of global economic power shifts and forms part of PwC s wider megatrends research programme Government and the Global CEO Delivering outcomes creating value In addition to the 1 322 CEOs who took part in our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey we also interviewed senior decision makers in governmental organisations and public bodies to explore the changing relationship between government business and society This report sets out the findings including businesses priorities for government and explores how public bodies can become more affordable rise to the digital challenge invest in growth and collaborate with business Total Retail 2015 Retailers and the age of disruption Today s retailers live in an age of constant disruption and in fact the retail environment has never been more complex We surveyed more than 19 000 online shoppers in 19 territories to discover more about their consumer habits preferences and expectations for a better shopping experience Explore the findings watch videos of retail executives interviewed by PwC and check out our interactive map that delves into global shopping habits around the world Anything but business as usual A private company view of the Global CEO Survey A riskier but more rewarding business environment has private company leaders expressing optimism about their prospects for the year ahead according to the private company CEOs we surveyed as part of the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey But in order to thrive in this competitive environment private companies must disrupt business as usual by finding new ways to create value and grow Find out more in our private company view of the CEO Survey The Self Made Billionaire Effect How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value Authors John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen conducted the first ever study on self made billionaires to understand what allows them to create massive

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