Global monthly highlights: September 2013

September 2013

Research and insights

Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 2013 report
In both developed and emerging economies, growth is vital to lift people out of poverty, providing jobs and stability. But achieving economic growth without emissions growth is something both companies and countries struggle with. This report examines how the world’s largest companies are operating and driving action on emissions and climate change.
Breakthrough innovation and growth
The results of our recent survey of 1,757 executives couldn’t be clearer: innovation today is a key driver of organic growth for all companies, regardless of sector or geography. Meanwhile, innovation leaders are breaking away from their cohorts, expecting a revenue boost of a quarter-trillion US dollars over the next five years alone. So what exactly are these innovation leaders doing differently? Explore the practices and lessons of innovators in our new report.
The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014
Many organisations are stepping up their information security strategies as the cost of such attacks continues to rise. But hackers are stepping up their game too. Is your strategy keeping pace? Find out what our survey respondents said about dealing with this risk and see how your organisation’s security efforts compare by using our benchmarking tool.
Measuring and managing total impact: A new language for business decisions
This new report examines how organisations can not only measure their total footprint on society across economic, environmental, tax and social impacts, but translate it into information to guide their strategic decisions. Find out more and explore our new framework, Total Impact Measurement & Management, here.
Rebuilding for resilience: Fortifying infrastructure to withstand disaster
Disasters worldwide have increased in intensity and frequency over the past decade. And, in the wake of a disaster, entire communities—public officials, business leaders, local residents—have united to “build back better.” In the face of insurmountable odds, they’ve found ways to rebuild smarter, stronger and safer. Discover how cities, regions, and businesses prepare to face the growing risks of natural disaster.
Worldwide Tax Summaries – Corporate Taxes 2013/14
This useful reference tool helps you manage taxes around the world. It offers quick access to information about corporate tax systems in over 150 countries worldwide, in an easily digestible format. Get the latest information, up to date as of 1 June 2013, by downloading the guide now. A free online version is also available.
The global mHealth market opportunity and sustainable reimbursement models
Mobile health (mHealth) is an attractive solution that leverages the widespread adoption of mobile devices to tackle the problem of access to healthcare and rising costs. However, oganisations are still uncertain on how to capitalise on the technology. In this last installment of mHealth Insights, we discuss the regions and market segments where mHealth will have the most impact and the barriers to overcome for reimbursement models to flourish.