Global monthly highlights: September 2014

September 2014

Research and insights

Global Data & Analytics Survey 2014: Big Decisions
In today’s era of rapid change and the pressure on business to adapt to thrive, what role can data and analytics play in guiding business leaders to make the decisions that will help them succeed? Explore the results of PwC's Global Data & Analytics Survey of 1,135 executives and use our interactive tools to dig deeper into the data and see how your company compares to those we interviewed.
CEO perspectives on building trust: 17th Annual Global CEO Survey
Lack of trust in business is still a major concern for CEOs, with half of those interviewed in the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey identifying this as a real threat to their growth prospects. So how can trust in business be built? Our survey shows that CEOs aren’t just interested in growth for their enterprises; they want ‘good growth’, that’s real, inclusive, responsible and lasting. To achieve this, our survey identifies three strategic priorities for CEOs. Find out more in our new analysis and hear from CEOs as they share their perspectives on building trust.
Low Carbon Economy Index
The 6th annual Low Carbon Economy Index (LCEI) tracks the rate that G20 countries are decarbonising their economies. In this year’s report, we see an unmistakeable trend of the global economy failing to decarbonise beyond business-as-usual, and economic growth remaining entwined with carbon. With each year of delay in addressing climate change, the decarbonisation challenge increases.
Global Economic Crime Survey 2014 - Industry insights
Perspectives on our Global Economic Crime Survey in industry sectors are now available. Each industry insight looks at the causes and effects of fraud, the most common types of economic crime within industries, and the impact fraud is having on business processes, reputation and integrity. Overall, findings reveal that economic crime is persistent and that organisations need to be vigilant and proactive when fighting fraud.
Impacts of Megatrends - Sharing Economy
The sharing economy is all about connecting demand to spare capacity or spare assets. As the megatrends evolve and collide, the sharing economy is becoming an increasingly accepted feature of the business landscape. We estimate that the five main sharing sectors (peer-to-peer finance, online staffing, peer-to-peer accommodation, car sharing and music video streaming) have the potential to increase global revenues from around $15 billion now to $335 billion by 2025.
Strategy& - The New Supercompetitors
This recent article from strategy+business highlights that companies that recognise the power of their capabilities system can shape how their entire industries evolve. The supercompetitors are a new kind of market leader, gaining competitive advantage through the things they do better than anyone else. Amid the fierce competition and turbulence of many industries today, these companies have found a way to maintain some control over their future.
China's impact on the semiconductor industry - 2014 update
In 2013, China’s semiconductor consumption market grew by 10.1% (more than double the worldwide market growth of 4.8%) to reach a new record of 55.6% of the global market. Ongoing global demand for smartphones and tablets—the lion’s share of which are produced in China—is the main reason for this continued strong growth in semiconductor consumption and will continue to be a factor in the coming years.

Explore Research and insights for more thought leadership from PwC.