Media releases

9-08-14
As conventional health plan business model becomes unsustainable, insurance companies face life or death
New York, September 8, 2014 – The mandates of reform, increased consumerism in healthcare, slowed inflation of medical costs, growing self-insurance and reduced coverage approaches have converged to constrain insurance plans’ top line growth. read more >

9-03-14
Most big banks and securities firms’ responses to market pressures to date are only short-term fixes that do not address underlying weaknesses
New York, September 3, 2014 – Big banks and securities firms are cutting costs in response to current market pressures — including globalization, technological change, depressed interest rates and an evolving regulatory landscape — but the typical cuts are only short-term fixes that do not address underlying fundamental weaknesses, according to research by Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms. read more >

9-02-14
Raising prices won’t be enough for retailers to weather potential minimum wage hike; they must also re-consider how they control costs, says Strategy&
New York, September 2, 2014 – Almost all retailers would be affected by a minimum wage increase, but it would hurt some more than others. While a higher minimum wage could raise some retailers’ total costs by 20-30%, others – mainly those with distinct business and labor models, such as Costco, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods – would be less affected, according to Fit for Growth* retail industry research by Strategy&, a member of the PwC network of firms. read more >

8-12-14
PwC named a leader in Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services in IDC MarketScape report
New York, August 12, 2014 – PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, “clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client’s.” read more >

7-08-14
Do executives spend their time on the right things? They themselves say they do not
New York, July 8, 2014 – There’s no question that executives and leaders are busier than ever. But are they spending their valuable time on what matters most, the things that advance their companies’ performance and competitive standing? read more >

6-17-14
Most executives agree that their companies spend too much money on low-priority initiatives and cut costs indiscriminately, says new Strategy& survey
New York, June 17, 2014 – Executives worldwide say low-priority initiatives get too much funding, cost-cutting isn’t strategic and budgeting isn’t tightly aligned with strategic planning at their companies. read more >

6-03-14
Is the C-Suite an echo chamber for strategy?
New York, June 3, 2014 – Record-setting stock market performance could be masking a significant problem: Companies are actually strategically and financially out of shape, rendering many unfit for steeper competition and leaner market conditions. read more >

4-29-14
Quarter century until about one-third of incoming CEOs at world's largest companies are women, predicts new Strategy& study
New York, 29th April 2014 – The numbers are moving in the right direction: In eight out of the last 10 years, the share of women becoming CEOs of the world’s biggest public companies has been higher than the share of women leaving that office. And, over the past five years, the total share of women becoming CEOs was considerably higher than in the prior five-year period (3.6% versus 2.1%). read more >

4-23-14
Addressing new digital divide key for balanced growth
New York, 23rd April 2014 – Little progress is being made in bridging the digital divide between technology savvy nations and others, according to the 13th edition of the Global Information Technology Report 2014. The stalling of progress is worrisome for emerging and developing nations, which are at risk of missing out on many positive impacts information and communications technologies (ICT) bring, including increased innovation, economic competitiveness and greater social inclusion. read more >

4-23-14
Senior executives express deep concerns about their companies’ strategies and their ability to execute them, according to new Strategy& survey
New York, 23rd April 2014 – Executives disclose their companies have significant shortcomings when it comes to developing and executing strategy, according to a Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company, now part of the PwC network) survey of 501 executives at companies around the world with revenues of $500 million to more than $10 billion. Indeed, a majority of executives – 55% – said they are concerned that their companies “are not focused on executing our strategy.” read more >

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