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The game is changing

New rules reshaping wealth management

With its high price-to-earnings multiples and solid fundamentals, wealth management remains the most attractive banking segment. However, with revenue margins falling inexorably in past years, it’s evident that wealth managers have been struggling to realize the full potential of their client...
Financial services

Electric vehicle charging in the UK and Europe

Which business models will win in this growing multibillion-pound market?

Look at any urban environment in the UK and across Europe and one thing is very apparent: electric vehicles (EVs) have arrived! EVs (both battery electric [BEV] and plug-in hybrid [PHEV]) have evolved from niche technology into a serious alternative to combustion engines. Major manufacturers’...
Automotive

Competence at the heart of a safe organization

Achieving consistently strong safety performance through a competent and capable workforce

Effective competence management is a fundamental component of any safe organization. Good competence management systems provide senior managers and executives with assurance that the workforce has sufficient skills, knowledge, and experience to undertake their roles and associated tasks safely....
Risk

Automotive Quarterly – Q4/2020

Die Automobilmärkte legen nach dem massiven Einbruch im ersten und zweiten Quartal 2020 eine Aufholjagd hin. Die Erholung der Umsätze lässt in Verbindung mit Sparmaßnahmen die Profitabilität nach dem dritten, auch im vierten Quartal nach oben schießen. Unser aktueller Automotive Quarterly gibt...

Sustainability in the supply chain: The risks and the rewards

Supply chain sustainability risk management

Supply chain risk management is a key challenge for many companies and can be plagued by inadequate transparency, difficulty of control, and, in many cases, a lack of trust. As companies are urged to develop and publish sustainability policies, managing the risk of noncompliance against these...
Risk

Demystifying the Internet of Things for secure industrial transpo

The IIoT promises major efficiency gains, especially in industrial transportation. However, if not properly designed, it may become a major safety

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the enabling technology for industrial transportation companies to build the foundation for differentiating solutions and to create the mobility of the future. However, when deploying such innovations at the interface of information technology (IT) and...
Technology & innovation management

ESG – The irreversible mega-trend

Why ESG and sustainable finance are the new normal for financial institutions

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and sustainable finance can no longer be thought of as nonessential niceties. They are game changers that together will reshape the financial services industry. As such, they will become a driving force behind banking, their impact felt both broad and...
Financial services

An unprecedented opportunity for a new start

Rethinking corporations’ role for a sustainable future

Contemporary society has not been effective in transforming discussions around sustainability into concrete and strategic actions. Today, we see the results in terms of climate change impacts, rising inequalities, and natural environment deterioration. The pandemic further highlighted the need for...
Organization & transformation

Accelerating post-pandemic e-learning

An opportunity to establish a sustainable digital education system

Life during the global COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for parents and children alike, as their normal everyday routines were upended. At its peak, school closures impacted around 1.6 billion learners in 190 countries worldwide, leading to the rapid, sudden expansion of digital learning....
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Industrial energy management

With sustainability commitments on the horizon, how can industrial companies reach their targets cost-effectively?

Large industrial and commercial companies face increasingly challenging energy management decisions due to sustainability ambitions and concerns for energy costs. As executives make commitments for the long term, procurement and operations executives must justify the cost and prove the feasibility...
Utilities & alternative energy