TFTF | Dec 15, 2020


The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.


Issue #45


Dec 15, 2020

1

Global Economic Forecast – Q4 2020

With a projected contraction of 4.7%, the aggregate global real GDP growth baseline forecast has remained roughly unchanged since Q3 2020, this is followed by 5.1% growth in 2021. India set to surpass China by 2021. Know more on how other individual nations are recovering from the pandemic.

[ Euromonitor > Full report here:

https://go.euromonitor.com/white-paper-EFT-20-12-14-Global-Economic-Forecasts-Q4.html ]

2

Building R&D Strategy for Modern Times

At $2.3 Tn investment into R&D contributes to 2% of global GDP in 2019, a CAGR of 4% in the last decade, but enterprises lack clarity, agility, and conviction in their R&D strategy. How can one build an R&D strategy which can serve as the company’s innovation engine?

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/building-an-r-and-d-strategy-for-modern-times ]

3

How Bionic Companies Translate Digital Maturity to Performance

Intertwining new technologies & human capabilities in order to deliver superior outcomes is the crux of Bionic companies. From 2015-18, bionic companies gained 1.8x higher earnings and 2.4x higher growth in enterprise value compared with digital laggards. So, how to achieve a Bionic status?

[ BCG > Full report here :

https://www.bcg.com/publications/2020/how-bionic-companies-translate-digital-maturity-into-performance#:~:text=The%20study%E2%80%94based%20on%20a,they%20have%20achieved%20better%20performance. ]

4

The Social Enterprise in a World Disrupted

There should be a shift in mindset from ‘survive to thrive’. Creating new realities is the holy grail for organisations with a thrive mindset. 80% of executives believe well-being remains paramount for an organization’s success. Here are other workforce trends are leading to a thrive mindset.

[ Deloitte > Full report here:

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/human-capital-trends/2021/social-enterprise-survive-to-thrive.html#:~:text=Introduction%20The%20social%20enterprise%20in%20a%20world%20disrupted&text=Making%20the%20shift%20from%20%E2%80%9Csurvive,from%20a%20human%20angle%20first. ]

5

The Future of Financial Services

Legacy financial institutions will need to reduce cost by 25-50% over the next 3 to 5 years to be competitive. Alternative providers of capital are to become even more important part of the global finance eco-system as asset impairment will reduce risk bearing capacity by regulated institutions to support industry recovery. Know more on other macro trends driving financial services

[ PwC > Full report here:

https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/financial-services/publications/future-of-financial-services.html ]

6

Trends in Large Corporate Bankruptcy and Financial Distress

Over 138 companies with $100 mn in assets filed for bankruptcy in Q1-Q3 2020, 84% higher than 2019. Mining, Oil and Gas, and Retail Trade accounted for 58% of mega-bankruptcies in Q1-Q3 2020. How do these number compare with the average bankruptcies from 2005-19?

[ Cornerstone > Full report here:

https://www.cornerstone.com/Publications/Reports/Trends-in-Large-Corporate-Bankruptcy-and-Financial-Distress-2005%E2%80%93Q3-2020 ]

Every article here has had 100s of hours of effort that have gone into making this relevant, insightful and concise. Due credit and thanks to all these professionals and organizations who toiled to put together these insights, of such high quality, for the use of businesses across the world.