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Business Trends 2013 In the News

Deloitte’s inaugural Business Trends report takes a closer look at eight emerging forces that are influencing how organizations’ think about their strategy. Each trend delivers new insights on some of the important issues facing businesses today. Trends were selected based on topics that consistently re-surfaced during conversations with business leaders over the past year and their potential to impact strategy over the next two years.

Below you will find the latest news about Deloitte’s annual Business Trends report gathered from a variety of publications to provide additional perspective.

Media coverage

Emerging market talent: Managing risks and strategies
The Wall Street Journal | December 18, 2013
Tom Morrison and Suzanne Kounkel, principals, Deloitte Consulting LLP and Jonathan Pearce, principal, Deloitte Tax LLP discuss approaches to emerging market talent that consider in-country experiences and fit within global HR frameworks.

Beyond China
Industry Today | November 2013
In this article, Josh Timberlake, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP shares his insights on options beyond China for the manufacturers for moving operations offshore.

Analytics optimization: Spotlighting trends and success stories
Retail Touchpoints | October 7, 2013

In an interview with Retail Touchpoints, John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the new challenges and opportunities for retailers with the availability of Big Data.

Balancing the 'scale paradox' | September 30, 2013
John Lucker, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, shares insights on how enterprises of various scales can more effectively compete in times of evolving disruptive technologies and advanced analytics.

Dynamism and discontinuity: Eight trends in the business environment that will shape strategy
The European Business Review | September 17, 2013
The need for bold strategies to capitalize on the dynamism of our times has never been greater. In this article, Deloitte Consulting’s Mike Canning, principal and Strategy & Operations national managing director, and Eamonn Kelly, director and Strategy & Operations chief marketing officer, outline eight trends that are shaping the competitive futures of firms.

How to do business in China: A guide for entrepreneurs and investors
International Business Times | August 09, 2013
Josh Timberlake, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP, is quoted in the article which discusses on how foreign investors and entrepreneurs can take advantage of the many benefits of doing business in China.

Retailers seek to differentiate, customize loyalty programs
Retail TouchPoints | July 23, 2013
In this article, Jonathan Copulsky, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the ways retail organizations can update their loyalty to deliver on the cross-channel promise.

Business Trends 2013: The role of ESG in the future of the responsible enterprise
CSRwire | July 18, 2013
The first in a CSRwire series based on Deloitte's Business Trends 2013 report provides an overview of the trend toward embedding ESG into core business strategy.

Come together, right now - corporate leaders can amplify the value of social to the business
The Financial Times | July 16, 2013
Eric Openshaw, vice chairman and the US Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader for Deloitte and Doug Palmer, a Deloitte Consulting principal, explore the value of social signals to a company.

Managing environmental and social risk helps create more ‘valuable’ enterprise | June 30, 2013
In this article, Dinah Koehler discusses on how businesses are treating ESG and how they are integrating ESG into products and services, the business model and the culture of the company.

Deloitte outlines three ways companies can use ESG factors to drive shareholder value
Thomson Reuters | June 21, 2013
Chris Park and Dinah Koehler share their insights on how companies can use environmental, social and governance factors to drive shareholder value.

The rewired customer
CIO Journal from The Wall Street Journal | June 4, 2013
The retail industry is in the midst of a far-reaching transformation thanks to technology innovation coupled with radical new customer behaviors. CIOs need to understand both. This article has been adapted from The Rewired Customer authored by Jonathan Copulsky and Christine Cutten, principals in Strategy and Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP.

A new era
CR Magazine | May/June 2013
Chris Park and Dinah Koehler share insights on how companies can use environmental, social and governance factors to drive shareholder value.

How big is big data, what is semantic search and why do analytics matter? | May 29, 2013
Doug Palmer, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, comments on the need for many companies to find both tech and soft skills in their workforce.

The responsible enterprise
Sustainable Industries | May 21, 2013
This byline article features Chris Park and Dinah Koehler who explores  how environmental, social and governance issues are becoming core to many businesses with an impact on the bottom line.

Are emerging markets too vulnerable to external woes?
Investor's Business Daily | April 26, 2013
Ira Kalish, director of global economics at Deloitte research, is quoted in the article which discusses if emerging economies can break free from the massive magnetic pull of U.S. and Europe.

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