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Doing business in Latin America

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How accounting firms can help companies overcome the unique challenges of operating in Latin America Despite increased stability in recent years, business in Latin America is not for the faint-hearted. Crises are common, bureaucracy is widespread and there are vast differences between cultures, economies, political situations and administrative procedures. Yet for many multinationals, Latin America […]

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Averting environmental catastrophe

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As pressure mounts on cash-strapped governments to declare a climate emergency, the onus is on companies to do more to avert environmental catastrophe. Time is running out to save the planet from irreversible climate change, according to the United Nations. Calling for urgent action to cut C02 emissions, it states: “There is alarming evidence that […]

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Diversity and inclusion

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Forward-thinking accountancy firms are demonstrating diversity and inclusion can drive business. Accountancy firms are traditionally not known for being the most diverse places on the planet to work. The commonly held view is a profession still dominated by older white men, especially in senior positions. But things are changing. In the United States in particular, […]

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Why cultural sensitivity matters

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Understanding cultural differences is essential in the workplace, both internally and externally. Get it right and you lay the foundations of great working relationships. Get it wrong and you can cause offense, lose trust and jeopardise a lucrative contract. As more and more firms employ people from diverse cultures and serve clients with business operations […]

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Dealing with disruption

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The public sector is under increasing pressure to adapt to big-hitting disruptors. Taking action now could protect precious resources and benefit local communities. These are challenging times for public services. Already facing budgetary constraints in many parts of the world, publicly-funded organisations are being bombarded by potentially costly disruptors at every turn. From austerity to […]

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Perfect government storm

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Government contractors worldwide have been hit by a perfect storm of business disruption. But help is at hand to manage the challenges. From government shutdowns to cyber threats and regulatory changes, government contractors in different geographies have had a difficult time of late. Multiple business disruptors have combined to place increased pressure on bottom lines […]

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We need to talk about age

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Dramatic changes to age profiles – and generational differences in the workforce – are posing HR and management challenges for companies worldwide. The population is ageing in virtually every country, with more employees than ever approaching retirement, some of whom may not be ready to retire. At the same time, post-millennial Generation Z is entering […]

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A question of ethics

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Improving your ethical decision-making can add real value to your business. In an age where being seen to do the right thing is more important than ever, business ethics are increasingly viewed as a driver for success. Ethical decision-making can reduce risks, minimise brand damage and create value. Moreover, organisations with a strong ethical standpoint […]