This series examines today’s most pressing business issues from many angles. The Debates offer a healthy discussion of options, immediate impacts and long-term consequences. The following Debates address some of your energy-related concerns.
Increased regulation, stakeholder activism and changing consumer behaviors have made companies realize that sustainability is more than just a public relations issue. But when it comes to M&A, is sustainability really a critical deal issue?
Business battles unfold in unique and complex layers, shaped by market opportunities, innovations, technology, talent challenges, regulatory shifts and financial acumen. Today, the “new normal” is anything but.
M&A can be risky. Therefore, it’s important to make informed decisions about managing risk. Some companies choose an integrated approach; others limit the responsibility to a specialized deal group. Which approach works better?
The downturn is causing declines in consumer and business demand, calling for more tactical approaches to cost reduction. A structural approach, however, can deliver larger, more sustainable results. So, which should you focus on?