Global monthly highlights: May 2015

May 2015

Research and insights


State-owned enterprises: catalysts for public value creation?
What role do state-owned enterprises (SOEs) play in creating societal and public value? What’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 - from economic and government policies, to innovation and operational restructuring - and the six priorities we've identified for participants and users of today's capital markets, to help ensure their future success.
Bridging the gap: aligning the Responsible Investment interests of Limited Partners and General Partners
Responsible investment is rapidly becoming a mainstream concern within the investment industry. The dramatic growth in the number of investors who've adopted the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is only the latest indicator of the increased importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in investment management. In this report, we take a look at the investors' perspective and their relationship with fund managers - and explore ideas on how to align the interests of the two.

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