A powerful combination of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) demands is driving private equity funds and corporations to urgently transform their core strategies. Considerable shifts in consumer awareness and spending patterns, employee expectations, regulatory frameworks, and industry perception have prompted investors to
reassign billions of dollars using ESG lenses.
Businesses must acknowledge this turbulent change by rapidly reshaping strategy and incorporating M&A as a cornerstone for swift and lasting improvements. After assets under management (AUM) in ESG-geared funds crossed the $1 trillion threshold in 2020, the following six months saw an unprecedented $103 billion worth of corporate and fund ESG activity3 as businesses jettisoned problematic units and launched bold sustainability acquisitions.
Levels of reliance on technology have been rising consistently in a mobile-first world and as people’s homes fill with internet-connected devices, a trend accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Downtime causes significant annoyance and is ever more common as systems fail to integrate.
Covid-19 has massively disrupted fashion houses' operations. Making the right strategic choices is essential to their survival.
Tax credits and incentives are set to be an essential part of stimulus as countries seek to recover from the economic impacts of Covid-19. We examine how tax programmes can be structured to drive effective investment and economic growth.
Essential work from home policies introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic have also created a raft of operational blind spots that hackers can access. Companies need a fresh approach, intelligently securing all devices employees use.
For former office-based staff, working all or part of their time from home is ever more clearly a permanent shift. New research shows that more than eight in ten staff have increased their time working from home since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and many expect this high level of home working to remain in place.
5G is poised to transform operations across industries and contribute more than $2 trillion to the global economy during the next 15 years.
In this fast-moving, high-investment context, it should be expected that telecommunications patent holders will seek to actively monetize their patents. Any business deploying these technologies would be wise to consider how to reduce operational risk and cost exposure by moving from a reactive to a proactive approach around 5G patents.
Offshore wind power has rapidly ascended the ranks of energy sources in the past decade. Its growth is expected to continue, with generation capacity predicted to soar from 35GW to 234GW over the next 10 years. However, maintaining offshore wind assets can be a highly polluting exercise in itself, requiring a smarter approach.
By deploying their first server, or upgrading to a more powerful server solution, organisations can protect operational uptime and performance, as well as their ability to scale and adapt to meet market demands. For small businesses in those scenarios, buying a first server and centralising operations means securing significant efficiency gains and being able to action ideas more quickly. This white paper examines how small businesses can drive performance and agility by utilising PowerEdge Servers from Dell.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, technology has helped enable increasingly connected and productive remote work. Chief information officers now need to drive deeper cultural and technological transformation for effective hybrid work and powerful business growth. They must now redefine the experience for employees, customers and partners, enabling effective collaboration, new revenue streams and profitable growth.
At its simplest, digital transformation defines how technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud and blockchain are used to power a company forward. This can be to enhance, or create, processes, culture and customer experiences to meet changing market requirements.
Digital transformation is largely driven by customer experience, expectation and engagement. Some 84 per cent of customers say the experience a company provides is as important as its products and services, according to research by the cloud-based software company Salesforce.
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