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You will find insights on various topics by our Mazars consulting professionals. For more information, please contact Wee Han Tah, our Head of Consulting.
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.
Mazars’ C-suite barometer 2021 in APAC
At the end of 2021, our annual C-suite barometer surveyed over 1,000 executives around the globe, including around 200 from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The research reveals the latest issues and developments that our clients in the APAC region are facing, allowing us to respond to their opportunities and challenges and support their businesses.
Cyber security: Is your safety net strong enough?
Cyber threats are all around us. This is not paranoia, it’s an unfortunate reality: every day brings new hacks, new data leaks, new embarrassment – and new costs, both financial and commercial. Nobody is spared. The attacks target companies large and small, as well as public-sector institutions and individuals. How can organisations protect themselves?
The new cyber risk landscape
The reliance of most businesses on technology and data is undeniable. However, as this reliance increases, so too do the risks around cyber security.
Time for action: Mazars C-suite barometer 2021
At the close of 2021, our C-suite barometer showed businesses were emerging from the pandemic with a sense of confidence and resilience. They were confident in their ability to respond to the trends ahead, expecting to transform their businesses and planning to invest. ESG is now firmly on the C-suite agenda and businesses are making public commitments on a range of ESG topics. But are businesses able to action their strategies?
The race to data maturity in APAC: is your business as far ahead as you think?
While most businesses understand the importance of data, few are truly able to transform it into a competitive advantage. So, what sets the successfully data-driven apart from the rest? The critical ingredient is data maturity.
Responsible banking practices: benchmark study 2020
Up against great economic and societal upheaval as a result of Covid-19, banks around the world continue to take sustainability seriously and firmly acknowledge the related risks and opportunities, for the market and wider stakeholders alike. For the second year running, Mazars publishes its responsible banking practices report to assess how banks embed sustainability into their commercial practices.
Responsible banking practices: benchmark study 2021
Financial institutions increasingly recognise that climate change and other environmental, social and corporate governance risks jeopardise the world’s economy and financial system.
Managing Deposit Product Profitability in a Low Interest Rate Environment
With governments in many countries around the world eager to support pandemic-hit economies with cheap money, interest rates have been kept low or reduced further. A low interest rate environment is challenging for banks who are expected to pass on rate reductions to borrowers but are restricted in their ability to reduce funding costs from already low-cost deposits. So, what are they to do?
Towards a digital and connected future: Singapore’s C-suite
In early 2020, Mazars decided to initiate a new C-suite barometer. We wanted to assess the views of C-suite leaders around the world on their activities and outlook for the coming year, understand how they manage and prioritise short- and long-term initiatives.