Business Megatrends and their implications

The world is changing at a breathtaking pace. Never before has (r) evolution occurred in such short periods of time. There are several key trends acting together. They are inescapable and they are here now. Successful organisations will be the ones who can adapt to these trends and discover how to treat them as opportunities. We invite you to review these trends and consider how you will adapt and thrive.

In Focus Today

CEOs are gaining confidence about their ability to grow in the current market conditions
Bob Moritz, PwC U.S. Chairman and Senior partner, discusses findings from PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey in an interview with CNBC Squawk Box.

CEO confidence
Job growth
Incentive to keep up with innovation

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In focus: Technological Breakthroughs

Is your business prepared for the New Digital Ecosystem Reality?

PwC has identified nine key technological, economic, and political trends for CEOs to consider. That so many trends are cresting at the same time only complicates the challenges CEOs face. But by looking at how they affect companies, and understanding how they can prepare to meet these challenges, CEOs can increase their chances for success.

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In focus: Climate change and resource scarcity

Are you creating business value through eco-efficiency?

Resource scarcity and climate change, urbanisation and demographic changes consistently feature in the top three megatrends set to transform business, according to CEOs - hopefully in a positive way. Coupled with increasing CEO confidence in the global economy, will these opportunities translate not only into growth opportunities, but also sustainable business and good growth?

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In focus : Accelerating Urbanization

Cities of Opportunity

Looking to the future of 27 cities at the center of the world economy. In this fifth edition of Cities of Opportunity, PwC and the Partnership for New York City again examine the current social and economic performance of the world’s leading cities. We also add a future dimension that probes the shape of city economies to come.

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In focus: Technological Breakthroughs


Is your business prepared for the New Digital Ecosystem Reality?

PwC has identified nine key technological, economic, and political trends for CEOs to consider. That so many trends are cresting at the same time only complicates the challenges CEOs face. But by looking at how they affect companies, and understanding how they can prepare to meet these challenges, CEOs can increase their chances for success.

Download the report

In focus: Climate change and resource scarcity


Are you creating business value through eco-efficiency?

Resource scarcity and climate change, urbanisation and demographic changes consistently feature in the top three megatrends set to transform business, according to CEOs - hopefully in a positive way. Coupled with increasing CEO confidence in the global economy, will these opportunities translate not only into growth opportunities, but also sustainable business and good growth?

Download 10 Minutes on eco-efficiency

In focus: Accelerating Urbanization


We the urban people

The demographic view on 30 world cities

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