TFTF | July 30, 2021


The fortnight thus far

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


Issue #60


July 30, 2021

1

ESG Integration for Business Resilience

ESG funds in India have surpassed the S&P 500 performance by ~1.6x in the past decade and is now moving towards being the mainstream factor for investors, in the last 2 years 50% more saying that organisations are not addressing them. How can organisations integrate ESG risk into their risk management practices?

[ EY > Full report here:

Why integrating ESG into your business could be the key to its resilience ]

2

The Rise of Spatial Thinking

There will be a 4x rise in connected IoT devices capable of sharing location by 2025. This will be driven by the low cost of launching satellites and the emergence of 5G network. 3x more mid-sized organisations are deploying location-based intelligence and a 25% increase in geospatial start-ups. What does this mean for strategists?

[ Deloitte > Full report here:

DI_Signals-for-strategists-geospatial-analytics (deloitte.com) ]

3

Private Equity’s Wild First Half Ride

With $539 Bn, PE investments have surpassed the annual averages of the last 5 years. The average deal size is up by 48%, $3.3 Tn dry power available and 88% expected growth, will 2021 be a record-breaking year for PE buyouts crossing $1 Tn beating the previous record of $849 Bn in 2006?

[ Bain & Co. > Full report here :

Private Equity’s Wild First-Half Ride | Bain & Company ]

4

Using Retail Tech Innovation to Enhance the Customer Experience

~60% of consumers state that digital engagement is the top influencer for digital commerce and consumer electronics and travel have been the top 2 categories for digital purchase in 2021. Going forward, 68% of brands feel that consumers will judge them on digital capabilities. What should retailers & brands invest in now?

[ Euromonitor > Full report here:

Using Retail Tech Innovation to Enhance the Customer Experience | Euromonitor ]

5

Understanding the Global Price-Sensitive Consumer

Understanding the per-capita income can provide a correlation on price sensitivity but adding the dimension of value-conscious factor to the equation will help price products better. For example, India is ranked among the most price-sensitive markets less than 18% choose the lowest price. How can companies improvise on pricing strategies?

[ BCG > Full report here:

Consumer Price Sensitivity | Global Pricing Strategies | BCG ]

6

Why Your COIVD-19 Exit Needs ‘Strategy Inserts’

Staying beyond the industry trends hold the key to a strong COVID-19 exit. This means reallocating resources to high-growth areas, M&A to plug gaps or boost growth and invest in capabilities to stay ahead of peers. Read more on how can your 2021 strategic planning process ensure preparedness for post-pandemic recovery.

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here:

Why your COVID-19 exit needs ‘strategy inserts’ | McKinsey ]

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.