Countries that take steps to empower women as employees and entrepreneurs can reap social and economic benefits. This report ranks 128 countries based on their track record in enabling women to play a substantial role in the global economy. This is the brief version of the report.
Reports and studies
The global chemical industry is in the midst of an upheaval, driven by the convergence of political, demographic, and environmental forces. By leveraging some of the best practices established in the West, Chinese chemical companies have an opportunity not only to surmount obstacles in the current turbulent market landscape, but potentially to leapfrog more established competitors.
Though most companies with international aspirations have invested significant time and resources in devising their global expansion strategies, they have not devoted commensurate attention to developing an internal management model that would enable them to thrive as a global enterprise in what is now a multipolar environment. Global success in this multipolar world hinges on three management enablers: a rebalanced organizational structure and footprint; dispersed decision rights and tighter controls; and a fresh approach to leadership and talent management.
In today’s increasingly complex business environment, the role of the chief procurement officer (CPO) has evolved and expanded. This perspective analyzes how the role is changing, traits required for success, and steps CPOs can take to transform the job and its impact on the organization.