Topics that impact us on an international scale, written by Mazars global experts.
Sustainable, smart, and synchronised: using technology to accelerate the ESG transition in the consumer sector
Mature markets are experiencing a shift in consumer demand patterns as consumers move away from traditional products and services towards those consistent with environmental, social, and governance goals. Our study ‘Sustainable, smart, and synchronised’ explains how consumer companies can harness ESG and digital transformation to thrive in this changing environment.
Bold leadership for a sustainable future: Mazars' C-suite barometer 2023
Our latest C-suite barometer shows that, while recognising the significant challenges of the past year, including inflation and economic instability, high energy prices, war and geopolitical tensions, leaders have a fighting spirit and positive outlook for 2023. Technology and sustainability stand out as their top two strategic priorities for the coming three to five years, with the C-suite investing in these areas to ensure their business is fit for tomorrow.
Investing in CEE: Inbound M&A report 2022/2023
The beginning of 2022 signalled to what was to be a turbulent year for both European and global market, as Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February. Trends that were already in play in 2021, rising inflation and higher borrowing costs, were greatly amplified. The war unleashed supply shocks, notably in the wholesale gas market.
COP27 mitigation: Can a data-driven approach help break the loss and damage deadlock?
Loss and damage caused by extreme weather events such as drought, rising sea levels and the recent devastating floods in Pakistan hit the headlines at the opening of COP27. While financial pledges and initiatives to help with loss and damage have been evolving for years, consensus and formal agreements on feasible action plans still need to be improved.
COP27 adaptation: Using encouragement and positivity to raise ambitions
If we want to improve adaptation measures, we must change the narrative and start viewing COP as an opportunity. While it can be frustrating, it’s not just about speed of outcomes. When people convene for a set purpose to vocalise issues from a local and global perspective, it can be very productive in raising awareness and putting different points of view out there. Robust discussions are needed to achieve credible outcomes.
COP27 finance: Transforming ambitions into credible actions
One of the key features of COP26 was recognition that the scale and speed of the changes needed to transition to a more sustainable economy require all forms of finance. Public finance to develop infrastructure to transition to a greener and more climate-resilient economy, and private finance to fund technology, innovation, research, and sustainable business models.
COP27 insights: Joining the global effort to build a better future
Climate change is no longer a minority belief, it is a global priority for every one of us. Increasing concerns for the state of the planet and life as we know it has led to a fundamental shift in behaviours in both individuals and organisations, with sustainability now front and centre of the international agenda.
How advanced are you on your sustainability journey?
As environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues rise in global importance and increasingly dominate the business narrative, the Mazars report ESG: Where are you on the journey? sets out choices and pathways for companies of all sizes and sectors as they look to embark on the transition to a more sustainable business model.
Report: Myths and barriers preventing the progression of women
The benefits of diversity no longer need to be proven. However, it is clear that gender inequalities persist, particularly in executive committees and among CEOs. This report, "Myths and barriers preventing the progression of women: analysis and solutions", developed by Mazars in partnership with the Gender Balance Observatory, is designed for leaders who wish to concretely advance equality in their organisation.
Sustainability reporting in Asia: Are the EU’s initiatives the benchmark for ESG disclosure in the region?
Corporate sustainability reporting is now a strategically important space that impacts corporate valuations, supply chains, and business models. However, a lack of convergence of regulatory frameworks in Europe and Asia is hampering transparency, reporting quality, comparability, and investment and trade objectives. In our latest sustainability report, we aim to provide a better understanding of the EU’s sustainability reporting landscape and how it compares to four key Asian jurisdictions: Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.