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Leading global consultancy partnership Kearney has today announced that Martin Skancke, Chair of the Principles of Responsible Investment, Member of the Financial Stability Board Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and chair of the Norwegian Government commission to recommend a low-carbon strategy for the Norwegian economy, has joined its Sustainability Team as a Senior Advisor on a consulting basis.

This article was first published in FT Global Risk Regulator...

To achieve business success in the world today, it’s important to fill each customer interaction with high levels of service.

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey highlighted softer rises in hiring activity during March, as candidate shortages restricted growth of both permanent placements and temp billings.

The future of money is digital. It is estimated that more than 80% of central banks are considering launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC) or have already done so.

The pandemic has meant a sharp reduction in travel in both passenger and commercial traffic. The behavioural changes we have seen will remain in part – meaning action is needed to make public transport attractive, write Tobias Kihlén, Helena Lemoine and Caroline Barle.

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture, has been awarded a seven-year, $199 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Deloitte will welcome 160 undergraduate students to its annual early careers programme: Spring into Deloitte. The programme, now in its ninth year, will debut two new courses in April: ‘Young Black Professionals’ and ‘Women in Technology’, in addition to its existing ‘Regional Careers Global Impact’ programme.

Accenture and League, a health-focused platform-as-a-service company, are collaborating to create experiences and increase access to improve outcomes for people, providers, payers, and retail pharmacies.

PwC is delighted to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Olivehorse Consulting Services Ltd, a leading consultancy specialising in supply chain management.

- Emissions Must Be Cut by 50% by 2030 in Order to Reach Net Zero by 2050, and Industries Need to Move Beyond Addressing the Issue at Just Company Level
- CO2 AI by BCG and CDP Join Forces to Enable Scope 3 Data-Sharing at the Product Level and Power Collaboration Within Ecosystems
- 'CO2 AI Product Ecosystem' Platform Provides a Solution for Organizations, Suppliers, and Customers to Seamlessly Share Their Sustainability Data, Facilitating Net-Zero Journeys for Entire Ecosystems

The pandemic has meant much of retail bounced between being open and closed, significantly impacting sales and changing consumer behaviours. In January 2021, non-essential retail stores were closed, pushing many consumers to buy goods online. In this context, while all comparisons are provided on a year-on-year (YoY) basis, those focused on online/in-store have also been compared with January 2020 (Yo2Y). This will be clearly signposted below.

Deloitte has today announced an agreement that will, on completion, see one of the UK and Ireland’s leading data and digital transformation specialists, Etain, join Deloitte’s Consulting practice.

Energy is generally considered a basic human right and access to it is essential for an adequate standard of living and to promote health and well-being. In that context, the chancellor’s intervention is appropriate and necessary, as without his package of support, millions of British households would be in fuel poverty.

The UK ranks top in Europe for total climate tech Venture Capital funding between 2013 and the first half of 2021 and saw investment levels in excess of £6.5bn.

PA appoints award-winning female CIO to drive PA's digital transformation and secure IT investments. PA is growing at pace and constantly seeking to innovate for its clients.

- New data from KPMG reveals that 55% of UK business decision makers think that quantum computing is an overhyped technology.
- Yet 91% of respondents think it is important for the UK to be a leading nation in quantum tech.
- Furthermore, a quarter of businesses say they are already working on quantum projects.

Recruitment consultancies across the UK continued to signal tight labour market conditions at the end of 2021, according to the latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey.

Growth is predicted to be driven primarily by Gen Z and Millennial social media users...

These promotions are in addition to our usual partner promotion round in July, and reflect the strong growth of the firm driven by demand for services including transformation, deals, and ESG.

Is hybrid working really more productive? ...

Despite ongoing uncertainty in relation to COVID-19 and wider market volatility, analysis from KPMG’s UK Capital Markets Advisory Group has confirmed that 2021 has been a bumper year for UK IPOs.

Accenture has acquired Zestgroup, a services firm specializing in energy transitions, net carbon-zero projects and procurement of renewables. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was named a worldwide leader in business consulting services in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Business Consulting Services 2021 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US47023921, November 2021). “Buyers worldwide view BCG as excelling at directly improving the client organization’s commercial performance,” said the report.

Investment from venture capital and private equity is pouring into climate tech, reaching US$87.5bn over H2 2020 and H1 2021, with in excess of US$60bn in the first half of 2021 alone.

A Report from BCG and The Network Discusses How to Retain Digital Talent in a Hot Market...

Oliver Wyman today announced 62 senior professionals have been named Partners of the firm, representing the largest class of new Partners the Firm has ever had.

- Half of the jobs to be based outside London, expanding Accenture’s presence in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Roles in cloud engineering, platforms, cybersecurity, data and intelligent operations due to increasing client demand...

Andrea Sinnott joins PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, as a Partner in PA’s Energy and Utilities practice.

Accenture has completed its acquisition of BRIDGEi2i, an artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics firm headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The new design for a British electric vehicle chargepoint has been featured in over 800 media publications, following the unveiling by the Department of Transport and PA Consulting last week at COP26.

Electronics and Clothes On Course to Dominate Black Friday Purchases, With UK Customers Set to Outspend US...

Oliver Wyman, the global management consultancy, announced today the appointment of James Emmett as Senior Advisor.

The C-suite guide to simplifying for cyber readiness, today and tomorrow...

Accenture has acquired BCS Consulting, a U.K. management consultancy that delivers complex business change for financial services firms. Headquartered in London, BCS Consulting’s 250 strong team joins Accenture’s U.K. Financial Services Strategy and Consulting practice. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

As the global economy emerges from the pandemic, the UK has seen a spate of corporate takeovers. A key consideration during any acquisition is the ‘fit’ between the two organisations and the need to avoid stretching too thin and too far. There’s always the risk that, as a company diversifies, it tries to be good at too many things and ends up being unsuccessful.

Judo Bank is now live on the nCino Bank Operating System platform, providing a single digital engagement experience for its customers and employees...

PA Consulting’s financial services expert, Jason Hill, comments on the concerns surrounding ESG greenwashing and how asset managers can demonstrate the benefits.

Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm and a business of Marsh McLennan [NYSE: MMC] today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Huron’s life sciences strategy consulting practice.

Schweizer Becomes CEO as Clients Increasingly Focus on Challenges of Digital, AI, and Climate Change...

PA Consulting’s financial experts, Stefan Knapp and Søren Bligaard Ameland, discuss how established players and newer fintech companies can create synergies through the ecosystem of the financial sector.

- As a charity, Tech She Can can inspire more young girls and women to pursue a career in technology
- Tech She Can Strategic Partners are PwC, Google, NatWest, Centrica, Credit Suisse, UST, Morgan Stanley, Tesco, Nationwide and Zoopla
- Apprenticeships, career insights, and work experience weeks are a core part of its plans...

The post-Covid-19 leader needs these three skills to get on the front foot, argues Amarat Bal.

Times Higher Education (THE) is delighted to announce that PwC, the global network of professional services firms, is joining its prestigious THE World Summit Series as a Global Partner.

PA’s Rob Mettler, higher education digital expert is quoted in an article on university technology trends.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a “Leader” in Everest Group’s “PEAK Matrix® for Application Transformation Service Providers 2021” report.

C.V. Ramachandran, operations improvement and digital transformation expert at PA Consulting, explains how manufacturers can gain a competitive advantage by better utilizing their data.

When people feel part of the change, as opposed to subject to it, the true benefits of agility can be realised.

To succeed in the future of work, the time for change is now. The COVID-19 crisis forced organizations around the world to re-evaluate many aspects of their work, workforce, and workplace, while also presenting new risks and opportunities.

SiFAB™, Unifrax’s Patented Silicon Fiber Anode Battery Technology, Holds Breakthrough Potential in the Broader Transition to Clean, Renewable Energy.

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