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26 February 2015

Resilience, being cost efficient and responsive, to avoid sitting on the dock of the bay

by Sally Bernstein, Glen Goldbach and Kelvin Harris A tentative deal has been reached in the West Coast ports dispute. While full recovery is anticipated to take many months, container congestion can finally begin easing. Retailers, consumer packaged goods businesses and manufacturers across America can breathe a cautious sigh of...

19 December 2014

(Un)predictions for the new year

There were events in 2014 that even the savviest forecasters couldn’t have predicted. If we can’t predict what’s coming, we should just aim to be both vigilant and resilient.

27 October 2014

Is Treasury the hidden jewel in resilience planning?

Adaptability, agility, reliability are some of the characteristics of a resilient organisation. Here’s how your treasury and finance teams can help you build them.

22 October 2014

PwC to Update COSO Enterprise Risk Management-Integrated Framework

COSO has elected PwC to lead the process of reviewing and updating its Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

29 August 2014

Social listening: Real-time market intelligence

Social listening means learning how to listen, and what to listen for.

25 July 2014

ASEAN on the Upswing: Highlights from the WEF Conference on East Asia

Southeast Asia is on an economic and demographic upswing, outpacing the rest of the world in growth. The upcoming ASEAN common market will only intensify the trend.

18 July 2014

What the Brazil-Germany World Cup match can teach us about resilience

Are there lessons to be learned for businesses from the stunning Brazil-Germany 2014 World Cup semi-final match? Yes, and far more than you might imagine.

12 June 2014

Big Data: Big problem or big opportunity?

Big Data offers previously unthinkable opportunities for companies. It also brings serious risks when it comes to your customers’ privacy expectations. Which makes it a perfect case study for strategic resilience — and win-win solutions

23 May 2014

The Earth is resilient. But is your organisation?

Climate change is not just an Earth issue. It’s also a people issue, and an organisational one, says Jeff Senne, PwC’s corporate responsibility strategy leader.

09 May 2014

Growth versus ‘good growth’: A world of difference

Is growth always a good thing? This seemingly obvious question actually invites us to a deeper, more nuanced consideration of what, in a world of growing large-scale risks, constitutes true prosperity — and perhaps to refocus our strategies on more resilient outcomes. In this article, PwC UK directors Mark Ambler,...

26 March 2014

Shouting “Fire!” in a Crowded Web

Hyperconnectivity allows unprecedented speed and reach in disseminating information. But what about false information? How do you put out a digital wildfire?

07 March 2014

Why protecting your business processes from fraud can bolster your resilience

PwC Global Forensics Services partner Steven Skalak reviews the results of our latest economic crime survey, and maps the resilience connection.

21 January 2014

Sustainability and Risk Management: Breaking Down the Barriers to Achieve True Resilience

Sustainability and ERM have a lot in common, but they speak different languages. Bringing them together can unlock long-term risk resilience and opportunity for you.

13 December 2013

Why managing your most critical suppliers requires a strategic approach

by Mitzi Campbell You’ve just finished a gruelling competitive proposal process that took months to negotiate. Your business case to executive leadership, business units and functional stakeholders required significant selling. There were times where you didn’t even know which negotiation was more challenging — the one with the supplier or...

21 November 2013

Retail Supply Chains in India: Weak Links or Building Blocks?

The haltingly slow liberalization of the Indian economy offers a useful window of opportunity for foreign retailers, who must take a cautious, step-by-step approach.

07 November 2013

Supply Chain Resilience: Keeping Your Customer Front and Centre by Mark Strom

When a disruption next knocks your supply chain, will you be able to continue giving customers what they most value — whether that’s low cost, innovation, quality or outstanding customer service? It’s from this customer perspective that our latest featured article, "How the strongest supply chains protect what customers cherish...

27 September 2013

Climate resilience and “good growth”: Making the connection

What’s the connection between “good growth” and climate resilience? With a backdrop of Climate Week NYC, PwC global sustainability leader Malcolm Preston explains.

15 August 2013

Trust: The Most Important Asset of All

In a world of growing scepticism, trust has become a critical yet sometimes elusive business asset, as this World Economic FoundationForum/PwC joint interview reveals.

08 August 2013

All Apologies Are Not Alike

When is an apology a real apology? Prof. Daryl Koehn of the University of St. Thomas discusses the ethics of corporate apologies and their connection to resilience.

18 July 2013

Why Resilience Belongs on the Board Agenda

We know that resilience is — among other things — about anticipating and adapting to change. Which makes it an area of special importance in the boardroom. Or should. It’s no secret that the challenges and expectations facing today’s boards are intensifying and evolving. And the pressures are coming not...