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Bridging the Gap - 2015 Annual Working Capital Sector Surveys

15/10/15

We explore how sectors compare in their management of working capital and the levels of investment needed to fund future growth.

Bridging the Gap - 2015 Annual UK Working Capital Survey

25/09/15

We explore how UK regions compare in their management of working capital and the levels of investment needed to fund future growth.

Build agility, scalability and resiliency in an uncertain world

19/06/15

Build agility, scalability and resiliency in an uncertain world

Enable growth through innovation

19/06/15

Enable growth through innovation

Drive profitability by reevaluating cost levers

19/06/15

Drive profitability by reevaluating cost levers

Realise deal value

19/06/15

Realise deal value

Risk Strategy

01/06/15

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

Resilience: Infographics

01/06/15

Quickly understand the facts, stats and data from our insight with these engaging graphics.

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.

Retail Inventory Management: An intricate balancing act

05/02/15

PwC's Working Capital Management team analyses retail inventory management and it's impact on the bottom line.

Cash for growth: Working capital opportunities in the retail sector

15/01/15

PwC's Working Capital Survey identifies the opportunities to free up cash in the retail sector.

Cash for growth: Working capital opportunities in the consumer sector

15/01/15

PwC's Working Capital Survey identifies the opportunities to free up cash in the consumer sector.

Our insights

12/01/15

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Cash for growth: Working Capital in the Nordics

22/12/14

PwC's Working Capital Survey of the Nordics. This study analyses the the region's opportunities to free up cash to help your business grow.

Measuring supplier performance can protect your business and your reputation

21/12/14

Measuring key suppliers’ performance protects your business and reputation

Cash for growth: Working Capital in the manufacturing sector

12/11/14

Welcome to PwC's Working Capital Survey of the manufacturing sector. This study outlines the opportunities to free up cash to help your business grow.

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: 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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Portfolio and Programme Management 2014 Global Survey

26/08/14

2014 PwC Global PPM Survey: latest trends, challenges, opportunities and opinions relating to the management of portfolios, programmes and projects.

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.

The strategic imperative for Portfolio and Programme Management

30/07/14

Suite of PPM services developed to address the most frequent and significant challenges facing selection and delivery of strategic projects and value.

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 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?

Fit for business – are you ready to deal with future eurozone shocks

09/04/14

To many people, it might appear that the ‘eurozone crisis’ has ended. It’s vanished from TV news bulletins and newspaper front pages – and the term is now rarely used by Prime Ministers or presidents. However, this doesn’t mean businesses can afford to drop their guard against renewed turmoil in the euro currency bloc. Beneath the apparently calm surface – the eurozone is still afflicted by many profound tensions, including a rumbling debt crisis, a renewed banking crisis potentially in the making, a crisis of divergent growth rates and severe problems with its labour market and global competitiveness.

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.

Recent analyst recognitions

03/02/14

Recent analyst recognitions

Operate globally

03/02/14

Operate globally