Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion

Prepared by Strategy& for Facebook in support of its Internet.org initiative, the ‘Connecting the world’ report identifies mechanisms that can accelerate Internet growth and drive universal inclusion.

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GCC private banking study 2015

2015 CEO Success study

This is the 16th year that Strategy& has examined CEO changes among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year, we focus on outsider CEOs and the circumstances in which they are being hired.

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Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

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2016 Industry Perspectives

Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2016 and beyond.

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The era of digitized trucking
The advent of the digital truck will completely transform how freight is transported on the world’s highways. New technologies will enable trucks to move guided by a wealth of information from transportation infrastructure and other vehicles ─ this will improve utilisation through remote maintenance, increase efficiency, and boost safety.
The marketer's dilemma
The media and marketing ecosystem is being reconfigured and transformed by digital developments. Our latest study explores what's to come and how companies can thrive in the new landscape.
Only the innovative survive
Growth in retail is no longer dependent solely on the quality of the product, the loyalty of the customer, or past success. In this report we examine the European retail scene with fresh data from the Netherlands, Britain, France, and Germany.
Catalyst or threat?
The state of financial services digitization in the European market and how financial services institutions should adapt to a new Payments Services Directive (PSD2) that will regulate third party payment providers and foster innovation across Europe.
Strategy& European Banking Outlook 2016
European banks need to drastically transform their business models to become sustainably profitable and earn their costs of equity. Read three innovative strategic options for what traditional banks could become in this report.
Navigating the transformation of the gas market
With a growing glut in globally tradable LNG, all industry players will need to adjust their operating models. But they can succeed by carving out a focused value proposition and developing the capabilities to deliver it.
The right CDO for your company's future
Recently, no other C-suite role has generated more interest than that of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), but finding the match for each company’s needs is a challenge.
SoundBite: Why strategy matters
Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand provide a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company’s engine for growth.
The 2015 Global Omnichannel Retail Index
High mobile penetration and retailers making investments into omnichannel shopping experiences ensure U.K. is a retail powerhouse. 
European airports operating
Strategy&'s latest benchmarking study of European airport operators examines operating cost, revenue, EBITDA and passenger numbers between 2010 and 2014 for selected European airports.

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A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
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In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

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Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion

Prepared by Strategy& for Facebook in support of its Internet.org initiative, the ‘Connecting the world’ report identifies mechanisms that can accelerate Internet growth and drive universal inclusion.

explore the report >

GCC private banking study 2015

2015 CEO Success study

This is the 16th year that Strategy& has examined CEO changes among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year, we focus on outsider CEOs and the circumstances in which they are being hired.

explore the study >

Strategy& creates strategy that works.

Strategy that starts with your greatest strengths and builds in execution at every step.

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Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

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2016 Industry Perspectives

Strategy&'s annual collection of industry perspectives addresses major trends, challenges, and opportunities for companies to consider in 2016 and beyond.

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Strategy That Works

For years, strategies have been developed all over the world that look great on paper, but don’t thrive in the real world. We have a different approach to strategy. It starts with what your company is uniquely good at and draws on your greatest strengths.

It builds in execution from day one and every day thereafter, so there’s never a gap between the strategy and its execution. It shapes your future and positions your company to succeed as markets change.

This defines what we do at Strategy&.

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What’s new

The marketer's dilemma
June 3, 2016  
The media and marketing ecosystem is being reconfigured and transformed by digital developments. Our latest study explores what's to come and how companies can thrive in the new landscape.
Payment for results - the new vogue
June 2, 2016  
Strategy& Partners David Lancefield and Carlo Gagliardi are featured in the Harvard Business Review discussing the challenges and opportunities in payment-by-results.
DeNovo Q2 FinTech ReCap and Funding ReView
June 1, 2016  
In this issue: $3 Trillion. Millennials. Blockchain. Funding down.
Mergercast by Strategy&
May 29, 2016  
In Mergercast 56 J.Neely, a principal with PwC US and Joerg Krings, a managing director with Strategy& Germany based in Munich, discuss the growing rationale for digital deal making, why, and the M&A challenges when these companies get together.
The value of customer experience
March 8, 2016  
Using customer experience (CX) to create value for your customers and business in an Age of Experience.
Navigating the transformation of the gas market
May 29, 2016  
With a growing glut in globally tradable LNG, all industry players will need to adjust their operating models. But they can succeed by carving out a focused value proposition and developing the capabilities to deliver it.
Will You Be Mine In the Digital World?
March 7, 2016  
As digital deals increase, acquirers are faced with challenges that digital M&A present at every phase. strategy+business examines the main types of digital deals, the common challenges associated with them and ways to avoid or overcome them. Plus, infographic: non-digital industries are upping their investments in digital assets.
The next-generation sales force
March 3, 2016  
The next-generation sales force is organized around customer data. What sets a sales force apart from its competitors is not the data on its own, however, but the ability to analyze it and re-imagine its uses.
Innovation Accelerator tool
February 10, 2016  
Understand your company's readiness to innovate and what it takes to create a stronger set of innovation capabilities by taking this short survey.
Bridging growth markets' voids
January 15, 2016  
Companies need to adapt their business models to overcome the institutional voids that characterize many growth markets today. This report by PwC’s Growth Markets Centre provides insight into several examples of companies that have sought to adapt new business models when expanding in growth markets.
M&A in the global automotive supply industry
January 14, 2016  
M&A in the global automotive supplier sector occurred at an unprecedented level in 2015, according to the Strategy& seventh annual “Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply Industry” report. The authors believe the M&A boom in the supplier industry still has room to grow and deliver significant returns on investment.
OrgDNA: The key to unlocking your company's potential
December 22, 2015  
A company's strategy is only as good as its ability to execute it. Organizational DNA — a concept and approach developed over more than a decade by Strategy& — explains why some organizations consistently deliver while others fall short. Take our brief survey to find out in minutes if your organization has the right stuff.
Winning in China's changing economy
December 16, 2015  
China’s markets can continue to be highly rewarding for companies that manage complexity well. We believe every company needs to develop a complexity management strategy, one that by definition is highly customized to each participant.
How CPG companies can tame volatility in commodity prices
December 1, 2015  
Consumer packaged goods companies that rely on agricultural produce, oil, metals, and other raw materials need an end-to-end approach to managing commodity costs and product pricing — something we call comprehensive value management.
Creating value in Africa
November 17, 2015  
The 2015 Digital IQ Survey identified 10 critical capabilities that correlate with stronger financial performance. Those organizations that embraced these attributes - our Digital IQ® leaders - were twice as likely to achieve more rapid revenue and profit growth as the laggards in our study.
The 2015 Global Innovation 1000
October 27, 2015  
For the 11th year, Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, examined the R&D footprint of some of the world's top companies. We look at how much they are spending on R&D, where, and how that spend has shifted since our last study on this topic in 2008.
Creating value in Africa
November 4, 2015  
Africa’s markets are too diverse for one business model to be successful everywhere. Companies venturing in can pick the markets that are most suitable by being more conscious of their own distinct capabilities, and by adding new capabilities that will complement them.
s+b turns 20
August 31, 2015  
With its Autumn 2015 issue, strategy+business celebrated its 20th anniversary and brings you the entire history of management ideas in one interactive tool.
Health systems and the IT transformation imperative
October 9, 2015  
Health systems chief information officers must find the right balance between running the existing business and building new capabilities to help the business grow and adapt.
Mobilizing the field
September 28, 2015  
Mobility is more than just smartphones. It's about using technology comprehensively — across the back office, on the job site, and in how the equipment is put together — to become more effective as an organization.
Connected Car Study 2015
September 16, 2015  
Over the next five years, the connected car could disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem.
How merchants and payment providers can win in a digital world
September 15, 2015  
The Strategy& 2015 Consumer Payments Survey, conducted with the Electronic Transactions Association, looks at the implications of digital commerce and how merchants and payment providers can work together to create the best possible customer experience.
What if you don't have access to big data?
September 10, 2015  
Companies with limited access to analytics can still find information to improve their operational efficiency.
Infographic: Deals that win
July 14, 2015  
Twelve years of data show that mergers and acquisitions that apply or enhance capabilities produce superior returns. See for yourself what the benefits are in conducting deals that are capabilities-driven.
February 3, 2015  
Paul Leinwand, Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the emergence of the supercompetitor, new type of company that changes the very dynamics of its business environment. He also explores the role of M&A as a growth driver for these organizations.

 

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Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

read more
A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
read more
A leading international telecom company, in anticipation of its expansion into eight international markets, was looking for a more strategic and systematic approach to allocating its marketing spend across geographies. Find out how we helped design its systems, dashboards, and analytics.
read more
In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

 

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