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4 basic tactics CFOs can use to boost resilience in the supply chain

Supply chain disruptions remain a problem a year into the pandemic. Here are four basic tactics CFOs can use to be better prepared the next time a crisis hits.

Article Risk management policies & procedures Intermediate

Modern farming: Coronavirus outbreak spurs high-tech greenhouse boom in China

China has moved to shorten its vegetable supply chains by using tech-enabled greenhouse complexes built in megacity outskirts.

Article Business models Advanced

Rising optimism outweighs concerns about labour shortages, inflation

US finance decision-makers are mainly positive for the coming year for their businesses and the domestic economy, according to a quarterly survey.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced

Carbon pricing gains traction, but not enough to hit climate goal

The latest World Bank report shows more than a fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are now covered by carbon pricing schemes. Accountants may have new tasks...

Article Planning, forecasting & budgeting Advanced

Sea change: Global freight ramps up digitisation

Disruptions to global supply chains including the Suez blockage have accelerated digitisation of freight tracking on startup-developed platforms.

Article Market & regulatory environment Advanced

Private equity is falling out of love with plastic packaging

Investment by private equity firms in the global plastic packaging sector is slowing — as a result of ESG risk.

Article Market & regulatory environment Advanced

Bankers quit London as Brexit relocations to EU step up

The COVID-19 work-at-home regime encouraged some bankers to temporarily move away from London, but that shift is now becoming more permanent.

Article Market & regulatory environment Advanced

Is now the right time for a risky career move?

Tech skills and digital fluency are in high demand within finance teams.

Article Market & regulatory environment Advanced

North American companies buying more robots to keep up with demand

Orders for industrial robots grew 20% in Q1 this year with metal producers showing the strongest growth in demand.

Article Market & regulatory environment Advanced

Ericsson to launch subscription service for remote office

To meet the demand for easy work-at-home set-ups, Ericsson is collaborating with software companies in a diversification move.

Article Problem-solving Advanced

5 takeaways for business from the European Super League collapse

The ESL’s fast demise offers lessons for other organisations — on stress-testing, integrated thinking, and more.

Article Strategy Expert

Creative startups and private flats: City of London eyes post-COVID-19 future

The plan includes broadening its appeal to creative companies and at least 1,500 new residential units by 2030.

Article Macroeconomic analysis Advanced