Resilience insights

Explore PwC’s thought leadership on business resilience, a strategic mindset that embraces preparedness, integrity and opportunity, through times of change and crisis.

When power is risky

11/12/15

What influences leaders to take risk? Does the desire for power or stability encourage one to take risk, or are other factors at play? See a breakdown on risk-taking factors here.

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.

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.

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.

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

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: 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Are you getting maximum innovation value from your technology?

08/05/14

While 81% of CEOs in our recent survey see tech innovations as a top driver of business change, only a third as many (27%) had actually implemented a change programme. Why?

Deciding by impact: Balancing economic and environmental resilience

18/04/14

Environmental risks can slip down the strategic and public policymaking agenda when they come up against seemingly more pressing economic priorities, even though this could store up trouble for the future. Could there be a more informed basis for decision making that would allow business and political leaders to balance these twin resilience demands?

Containing and adapting to digital wildfires

19/03/14

Hyperconnectivity has given unprecedented speed and reach to the dissemination of ideas, information, and opinions. This phenomenon continues to open new avenues for creativity and free speech on the one side, but also allows lies, threats and even violent hysteria to spread like wildfires on the other. How can these storms be contained without dimming the fire of free speech? PwC authors John Regas and Beth Cartier provide some solutions and suggestions.

How to make your supply chain more resilient: A conversation with PwC’s Joseph Roussel

27/01/14

Between natural disasters, the financial crisis, and macroeconomic vulnerabilities, companies’ supply chains have been rocked by several disruptions of late. And that trend is likely to continue, says PwC’s Joseph Roussel, co-author of Strategic Supply Chain Management—Second Edition. In this short, informative interview, Roussel discusses why supply chains have become increasingly vulnerable, and offers specific tips on how companies can design and manage this critical strategic asset for resilience.

How can resilience prepare companies for environmental and social change?

13/01/14

How to address today’s social and environmental risks within a traditional ERM approach? Focusing on business resilience can help you optimise both process and outcome.

How the strongest supply chains protect what customers cherish most

05/11/13

When a disruption hits your supply chain, will you be able to keep giving customers what they most value? Here are four keys to building your supply chain resilience.

Standing Together: A Coordinated Response to Drug Resistance and Other Novel Threats to Public Health

24/09/13

The challenge of becoming resilient in the face of growing antimicrobial resistance is taking on increased urgency. This PwC article offers a clear plan for action.

The Emergence of Novel Pathogens: The Greatest Risk of Hubris in Human Health

11/09/13

Antimicrobial resistance threatens human health worldwide. While governments, industry and providers are addressing it, their efforts must be coordinated, argues the author.

Examining the leadership, trust, organisational performance and societal value equation

15/08/13

There’s a key link between leadership and trust, & economic and societal value. The World Economic Forum, aided by PwC, discusses why trust is such a powerful asset today.