Five global megatrends – rapid urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity, demographic and social change, shifts in global economic power, and technological breakthroughs — are causing fundamental and disruptive changes across all businesses, industries and countries, worldwide. The business environment is increasingly volatile, with growing and more complex threats arising from diversified political and economic values. We're also experiencing heightened uncertainty around cyber security and geopolitical risks. Given these structural changes in the market, corporate decision-making must occur at a rapid pace -- one that business leaders have not faced in the past. All of these phenomena contribute to a time in history where fundamental trust is eroding in politics, economic stability and society.
In environments now defined by this accelerating complexity, boardrooms must constantly review their strategies to achieve sustainable growth. Past patterns of success need not apply. These new strategies, for example, will require the effective application of technology, a diversified workforce, and collaborative partnerships outside core businesses.
Historically, "Made in Japan" has become universally known for high quality. But in order for Japan Inc to transform itself and maintain competitive advantage outside Japan - Japanese businesses will be required to adopt systematic, multi-faceted approaches to both strategy and execution.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd. is one of the largest professional services firms in Japan, providing deal advisory and business consulting services. Our Advisory group offers broad capabilities to address tomorrow's key disruptions and opportunities. Our Deals Advisory team includes specialists in M&A, business recovery & restructuring, and infrastructure. The Consulting group engages in end-to-end services, from strategy to operations, to technology-enabled business transformation using integrated solutions. In addition to utilizing the broad expertise and industry knowledge of PwC Japan, we also leverage the global PwC Network, which comprises more than 208,000 staff in 157 countries globally. Finally, our ability to address the breadth and depth of business complexity greatly benefits from our close integration with assurance and tax specialists at PwC Japan.
We continue to contribute to the advancement of society as a trusted advisor by creating the value that our clients and we ourselves seek on a daily basis.
Yasuharu Suzuki(Deal Advisory)
PricewaterhouseCoopers Co., Ltd.