Resilience: Question everything. Be ready for anything.

Resilience is a strategic mindset

Resilience means being prepared — in the deepest sense.

Prepared not only for the risks that accompany change and crisis, but for the opportunities as well.

Even (or especially) when you cannot predict which events may occur, or where, or when.
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The promise, peril and real payback of Big Data

The boon of Big Data is colliding with a hardening consumer attitude and potentially tougher regulations. So what is a business to do?

Opportunity lies in making privacy, and trust, a strategic priority.

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How do global leaders bolster risk resilience?

What distinguishes risk-resilient organisations, and what can we learn from them?

Here are 10 best practices, from the World Economic Forum’s Leading Practices Exchange framework on risk resilience.

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Fit for the future. But how resilient are you?

While the results of our latest Global CEO Survey point to careful optimism about global economic growth, the jury’s still out when it comes to their own long-term prospects.

Resilience may depend on how well you manage three huge looming shifts — in technology, people, and consumers.

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Balancing economic and environmental resilience

Global economic, social and environmental systems are under stress. So how to build resilience into all three systems at once?

You can start by focussing on ‘good growth’ — what it means and how to measure it.

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How to make your supply chain more resilient

Companies’ supply chains have been rocked by several disruptions of late. And that trend is likely to continue.

In this Q&A, PwC’s Joseph Roussel discusses why supply chains have become increasingly vulnerable, and offers tips on how companies can manage this critical strategic asset for resilience.

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How can resilience prepare you for environmental and social change?

Risk management, strategy and sustainability all need to come together to “imagine the possible.”

Focusing on business resilience will help your people speak the same language — and embrace the possibility of attaining an upside, not simply avoiding a downside.

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Explore our library of thought-provoking insights—written by thought leaders at PwC and in academia, and organised around breaking themes—on one of today’s most critical strategic issues.

The changing consumer: An ever-more elusive target
A company’s existence depends on them: but how deeply do CEOs understand the shifting priorities and perceptions of their customers, across cultures and geographies?

The promise, peril and real payback of Big Data
Companies are grappling with the multitude of privacy regulations, self-regulation policies, and consumer expectations placed on them to protect consumer data privacy. Mishandling your consumers’ personal data risks damaging your reputation as well as your bottom line. No wonder companies are uncertain about where the Big Data opportunities and risks lie. The solution is to view the issue strategically — not just through just a compliance lens but also through a lens of opportunity and trust.

Are you ready for tomorrow’s workforce?
It’s harder than ever for CEOs to find and keep the right people in the right place at the right time. Yet only 6 in 10 have taken tangible steps in the war for tomorrow’s talent.

The R!SE Initiative: Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments
Instead of creating shared risks, public and private sector investment should focus on creating shared value. That’s why PwC and UNISDR started the R!SE Initiative.

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Dennis Chesley
Global Risk Consulting Leader
Tel: +1 (703) 918 6154
What the Brazil-Germany World Cup match can teach us about resilience

Are there lessons to be learned for businesses from the stunning Brazil-Germany 2014 World Cup semi-final match? Yes, and far more than you might imagine.

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