Environment

At the nexus of risk, strategy and sustainability lies opportunity. Can you turn it to your advantage?

The link between our economic development, climate change and resource scarcity presents very real risks of either a policy shock, or a climate or resource shock, where a natural event causes massive environmental and economic damage.

Whether it’s through embracing responsible business practices, driving green investments and opportunities, or championing sustainability as a response to climate change, environmental resilience requires decisive action in an era of ecological and resource uncertainty.

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The emerging capability every business needs

16/06/15

We believe that only a few companies are truly ready. They’ve built their readiness through the emerging capability of resilience, with six distinctive traits that combine to define their ability to survive and evolve in the face of change.

Infographic: Resilience builders

20/03/15

In the current (and likely foreseeable) environment of rapidly shifting and often disruptive trends, enterprise resilience entails not only preparing for risk, but capitalizing on the opportunity that often accompanies it.

Building a risk-resilient organisation

20/03/15

In the current (and likely foreseeable) environment of rapidly shifting and often disruptive trends, enterprise resilience entails not only preparing for risk, but capitalizing on the opportunity that often accompanies it.

Quality healthcare for all: Starting from a strong base

02/03/15

Public-private partnerships offer a solution to the healthcare needs of underserved billions that works for both market and provider.

Measuring supplier performance can protect your business and your reputation

21/12/14

Measuring key suppliers’ performance protects your business and reputation

Compliance in 2025: An increasingly critical role future for energy, power and utilities

21/10/14

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the utilities, energy and power Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

Compliance in 2025: An increasingly important future role for industrial manufacturing

21/10/14

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the industrial manufacturing Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

The surprising truth about the C-Suite star of 2025

21/10/14

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

Compliance in 2025: A key future role for retail & consumer companies

21/10/14

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the retail & consumer Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

Compliance in 2025: An increasingly critical future role for technology companies

21/10/14

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the technology Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

Compliance in 2025: A continued critical role for the pharmaceutical & life sciences industry

21/10/14

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the Pharma/Life Sciences Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

Compliance in 2025: A key future role for the insurance industry

21/10/14

The business environment in 2025 is not going to get less risky or less complex. That’s why the insurance Chief Compliance Officer will play an increasingly critical role in setting strategy, steering the business clear of dangerous waters — and helping business managers take the right risks.

What motivates your CEO over the long term: Shareholder or social value?

14/10/14

How many chief executives want to create a socially valuable legacy? And how many of those can balance such longer-term priorities with the urgent demands of their investors and shareholders? This juggling act is hard to pull off — even for the minority of CEOs surveyed who desire this legacy.

Social listening: How market sensing trumps market research

20/08/14

Customers don’t always tell you what they really think. And they might not even know what they need from you. But they are sure to voice their opinions on social media. In a competitive landscape that’s increasingly being shaped by social media, you ignore valuable consumer data at your peril.

Are you ready for tomorrow’s workforce?

01/07/14

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 changing consumer: An ever-more elusive target

23/06/14

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

08/06/14

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.

The R!SE Initiative: Disaster Risk-Sensitive Investments

22/05/14

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.

How do global leaders bolster risk resilience? Ten best practices.

19/05/14

Whether the risks are economic, environmental, catastrophic or systemic, we all have much to gain by examining some of the best resilience practices employed by public, private and NGO sectors. The WEF’s Leading Practices Exchange was created to fill this need. This article by PwC’s Ed Simmons summarises ten key points.

Fit for the future. But are you truly resilient?

08/05/14

Will the global growth CEOs foresee translate to their companies? The key may be in how resilient their practices are, from innovation to talent to consumer strategies.