TFTF | Mar 15, 2021


The fortnight thus far

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


Issue #51


Mar 15, 2021

1

Future of Retail

Even before COVID-19, the retail sector was undergoing a massive transformation. The current disruption has only accelerated existing trends. E-commerce retail sales are expected to increase by ~17% CAGR between 2020 & 2024. So, what is influencing changes in the global retail environment?

[ KPMG > Full report here:

https://home.kpmg/au/en/home/insights/2021/02/future-of-retail.html ]

2

How Private Equity can Catalyze Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Private equity has an opportunity to transform the global business community and improve returns. Companies with greater diversity within their leadership team are ~25% more likely to outperform industry-median EBIT growth. Here’s how PE can catalyze DE&I advancements.

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/private-equity-and-principal-investors/our-insights/how-private-equity-can-catalyze-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace#:~:text=Set%20diversity%20targets%20for%20boards,Establish%20diverse%20management%20teams. ]

3

To help Futureproof your Business, Keep these 4 Steps in Mind

Research suggests younger generations are drawn to supporting brands with a social conscience and are willing to pay 10% more to do so. The crisis has driven home the need for solutions that can keep businesses and economies resilient. So, how can you futureproof your business?

[ WEF > Full report here :

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/03/how-brands-can-do-good-gen-z/ ]

4

What does the Next Generation of Urban Mobility look like?

Every year since 2017, VC investments into mobility tech companies have surpassed $20 bn. In 2020, nearly $42 bn was raised for companies in mobility tech. Getting in front of these deals now could mean unlocking valuable opportunities in the industry. Know more about the segments in mobility tech.

[ PitchBook > Full report here:

https://pitchbook.com/blog/what-does-the-next-generation-of-urban-mobility-look-like ]

5

Why Financial-Services Firms Need to Change with the Times

One in five of all jobs in financial services are at risk of disappearing. The industry could see a $263 mn boost to global GDP if there were upskilling that closed the current skills gap, with the biggest gains coming in the U.S. and India. Here are three no-regrets moves that will help bridge the skills gap.

[ PwC > Full report here:

https://www.strategy-business.com/article/Why-financial-services-firms-need-to-change-with-the-times?gko=00eb3 ]

6

Women in Business Report 2021

With 39% of women in senior management positions, India ranks 3rd in the world. As a more diverse and inclusive leadership model emerges in the market, here are the actions leaders need to take to create a change in the proportion of leadership roles held by women.

[ GT > Full report here:

https://www.grantthornton.global/en/insights/women-in-business-2021/ ]

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.