Features

Top-down strategy is dead. Modern strategy is middle-up—involving cross-functional teams and interactive workshops. Paul Christodoulou discusses this new approach to strategy development that can tap the hidden strategic ideas within your senior team to constantly refresh your competitive advantage.

On the eve of the 20th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba event, we talk to Keynote Speaker Frank Holmes, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of US Global Investors, about how Africa needs to evolve to continue attracting mining capital

Most businesses know that intellectual property (IP) is important; but many are not really sure how to make the most of it. Yet a comprehensive IP strategy affects just about every aspect of a company’s day-to-day business.

How business relationships between supplier and manufacturer impact on innovation, customers and profitability

Global business news

Sodexo Engage, specialists in employee and consumer engagement, has announced the appointment of Burcin Ressamoglu as Chief Executive Officer. 

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have named Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS)—a consortium of equal share partners ACS Infrastructure Canada, Aecon, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin—the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project using the alternative financing and procurement (AFP) model.

In an industry as rigorously competitive as the gold production, Anaconda Mining Inc is a company of exploration that fundamentally strives for stability. The junior gold production company focuses its mergers and acquisitions target searches primarily on Canada and the United States, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.

Executive Insight

According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, the proportion of FTSE 100 CEOs with a background in technology has increased by 27% in the last year, with 14% of CEOs now having a background in the sector. This includes 30% of all new CEOs appointed in the last year. In contrast the number of FTSE leaders with retail and hospitality experience is in decline, from 21% in 2016 to 15% in 2019. Of the new CEOs appointed this year, just one (10%) had a background in retail and hospitality.

Each year we forecast how the labyrinth of technology advancements and consumer behaviour changes will redefine the Real Estate Contracting, Manufacturing, and Trading industries over the coming years. Consequently, we are always considering innovative ways to adapt and develop our offerings amid changing expectations of a demanding consumer

Business Blogs

Brazil’s economy has begun to recover since a series of economic and political crises which have dogged the country since 2013. Between Q1 2015 and Q4 2016, GDP shrunk in eight successive quarters. The lava jato (‘car wash’) scandal, which continues to rumble on, to date has indicted over 170 high-profile people and involved 16 of Brazil’s largest companies. 

SGS explain how they helped a pipeline company who encountered a blockage in one of their pipelines by using ultrasonic technology.