• Placing trust in the future of co-creation

    Consumers can help your business deliver better solutions – but you have to have trust. Find out more in our latest Performance journal.

  • Improve business performance: transform your GRC programme

    Governance, risk and compliance programmes must continually reassess how to meet strategic objectives. Is your organisation's GRC function still struggling to provide the expected value?

  • Why digital governance matters

    The digital era has created new opportunities for business models and customer interactions. Are you ready for the great potential and significant risks?

  • Business strategy in the digital world

    Digital is transforming how organisations do business. Do you have the digital business know-how to execute your vision? Let us help.

  • Maximising the value of a data protection programme

    Any organisation can be victimised by data loss events. Is your programme aligned to protect the data that matters most?

  • Internal Audit

    The IA function that successfully adapts to today’s rapidly changing world will become a trusted advisor to an organization poised for growth. Read our insights.

  • Building trust in the cloud

    Rapid escalation of cloud services creates risk. Use our Cloud Trust Model to balance those risks with the value the cloud provides to your organization.

  • Consumers on Board

    30,000 consumers from 34 countries reveal new global buying journey trends, and show that companies need to build trust.

  • Export growth to accelerate in the Eurozone

    Exports are strengthening and a gradual pickup in domestic demand will drive a return to modest investment growth, according to our summer Eurozone Forecast.

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Evolving your business. Globally.

As the world evolves, so do your business issues. The catalysts vary: from geopolitical events to regulatory reform, from new technologies to emerging markets.

And their impact can be swift and far-reaching. Our approach — grounded in industry-specific experience and committed to delivering measurable, sustainable results — can help you adapt and succeed. Even in an uncertain environment.

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  • Information security in a virtual world

    Business is moving into the virtual world as more and more data is transmitted over the internet, and cloud computing, social networking and mobile devices become more prevalent.

    Our 14th annual Global Information Security Survey confirms that information security is one of the most important issues facing organizations today.

    Overall, we have identified three trends with a significant impact on the role and importance of information security:

    • Physical boundaries are disappearing as more business data is transmitted over the internet
    • The pace of change continues to accelerate
    • Companies are moving from the more traditional outsourcing contracts to cloud service providers

    Are you prepared for the risks?

  • Managing risk — for opportunities

    We know you’re concerned about the risks of regulation and compliance – especially if you’re in banking or health care.

    Meanwhile, as market volatility and pricing pressures unsettle the landscape, those forces are stimulating competition and creating opportunities.

    To strike that balance between risk and opportunity, our research suggests that many leading firms are developing an overarching strategy that balances both.

    Our work with clients reveals that there is a need to re-engineer the risk processes across the business, just as was done with finance, manufacturing, and supply chain processes.

    The goal is to get better coverage on the risks that matter.

    Learn more about turning risks and opportunities into results.

  • Internal audit: enhancing and sustaining business performance

    Companies value the role Internal Audit plays. But they are looking for more.

    Executives want Internal Audit to not only see what has gone before, but also what comes next. They want Internal Audit to provide insights into strategic initiatives, and to share ideas that improve business performance. And they want it now.

    Internal Audit as strategic advisor

    As a strategic advisor, Internal Audit can:

     

    • Identify company-wide cost improvements
    • Offer recommendations that improve business performance
    • Provide key insights that focus on risk

     

    We can help you:

     

    • Assess your Internal Audit function and identify areas of improvement
    • Identify opportunities to enhance the strategic value of Internal Audit
    • Accelerate improvements through cosourcing

     

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    Think beyond your annual audit plan

    Chief audit executives often lose focus on long-term strategic planning for the internal audit function. Is your plan aligned to the organization’s broader business priorities?

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    We explore actions internal audit can take to realize strategic alignment, increase business relevance and achieve a risk maturity that accelerates financial performance.

  • A clearer vision for finance

    An effective Finance function that is best suited to the organization can be a critical factor for growth.

    Yet 98% of companies feel there are opportunities to improve their Finance function.

    The challenge is in marrying conflicting priorities:

    • Driving the business forward
    • Protecting the organization’s financial assets

    Our research suggests 80% of companies are planning to better align Finance with overall business strategies.

    To do that, we see three key priorities for finance which involve striking a balance between control, effectiveness and efficiency.

    1. Control: promote strong governance and control in the organization.
    2. Effectiveness: drive the business forward, challenge the business and strengthen decision-making throughout the organization.
    3. Efficiency: drive costs down, integrate acquired teams.

    See more about a clearer vision for Finance:

  • Getting information technology right

    Information technology functions need to strike a balance between risk and performance.

    But reality often falls short of this goal.

    That’s because IT’s influence on the business has evolved so quickly that many IT functions are still struggling with how to marry their technical expertise with a new business perspective.

    Top IT leaders are now facing broad challenges, including:

    • Increasingly complex IT and business operating models
    • Cost efficiency and transparency demands
    • New regulations and new forms of threat
    • Corporate responsibility expectations

    Our research suggests that successful firms are focusing on these key issues and formulating their response at the enterprise level.

    Learn more about getting IT right:

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  • Shaping effective supply chains

    Responding to a business environment that’s more complex and fluid than ever, many companies are adapting their supply chains in two key ways:

    • They’re rapidly expanding to capitalize on the growing number of middle-class buyers in emerging markets.
    • They’re driving cost efficiencies to boost margins in their mature market operations.

    Our research suggests that either way, seven interconnected items come into play.

     

    In growth markets, considerations include:

    • Managing operational, tax and regulatory risk
    • Enabling new revenue sources
    • Establishing an effective supply chain model and infrastructure

    In mature markets, considerations include:

    • Reconfiguring the supply chain to create cost competitiveness
    • Optimizing global spend
    • Improving operational agility and responsiveness

    In mature and emerging markets, environmental and sustainability matters emerge.



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