To celebrate the world water day, Mazars is glad to share the key results of the latest Mazars global water survey, focusing on the global water risks.
Our previous report, published last year, called on leading entities to take a cautious approach in 2016, in particular because of the state of order books at the end of 2015.
This caution has been confirmed by a year that saw the consolidation of business by leading construction companies: a decrease in activity and a slight margin improvement, reflecting a refocus on core business activities and greater selectivity.
In 2016, real estate investment in Europe fell by 9% by comparison with 2015 to €230 billion, but the listed real estate companies in our sample nevertheless achieved excellent financial performances.
Digitalisation is changing the way retailers sell goods and services, as well as the way that customers purchase them, bringing a multitude of opportunities and new risks.
Setting the right corporate tone from the top is seen as by far and away the most effective way to influence the culture in today’s businesses. Lead by example, and others will follow that lead. But research among European company board directors reveals that this belief is not being reinforced by action on how their businesses behaves.
In partnership with the Economist Intelligence Unit, Mazars has developed a unique programme of thought leadership to examine the current challenges the Financial Services industry is facing. The series of articles focuses on the current transformation of the financial services industry and its likely shape in the future from three different but related perspectives: technological, regulatory and business model transformation.
The Economist Intelligence Unit wrote a series of articles sponsored by Mazars focusing on five challenges facing SMEs venturing abroad for the first time. Indeed, the challenges of operating in an unfamiliar environment are daunting, but offer tremendous potential.
Corporate culture is now at the top of today's business agenda and is cited in equal measure as the cause of success as much as failure. It is well documented that the tone at the top has an impact on corporate culture – but what does that mean? What action are boards and leadership teams taking about corporate culture and how connected are they to the ‘real situation’ within their companies and organisations?
Is your business taking water for granted? Today's water might be tomorrow's oil. In 2016 alone, they may be facing $14 billion of water-related impacts. This is more than five times the $2.6 billion reported the previous year
2016 proved to be another sensational year for the global e-commerce industry, with an estimated $2,671 billion in online sales. E-commerce undeniably opens the door to a wealth of competitive advantages and opportunities, but what are the RISKS involved and how are companies managing them?