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Thought
Leadership
Catalogue
March 2013
Thought
leadership,
surveys and
publications
relevant to the
CEO and Board
PwC
Table of content
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Hot topics
Enhancing business competitiveness 1
Doing deals & exploring emerging markets 1
Turning risk into strategy 2
Making the most of your compliance function 3
Industry issues
Government/Public Services
Enhancing public services 4
Financial Services
Managing financial institutions in challenging times 4
Fund management strategies 4
Rethinking insurance 5
Communications,Media & Technology
New opportunities in communications
5
The new age of entertainment & media 5
Leveraging on technology 5
Energy, Utilities & Mining
Unlocking the value of oil & gas
6
Understanding power & utilities
6
Mining on new frontiers 6
Consumer, Industrial Products & Services
Evolving healthcare 7
Reaching the connected consumer
7
Driving change in transportation & logistics
7
Measuring excellence in industrial manufacturing 7
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Hot topics
Enhancing business competitiveness
16
th
Annual Global CEO Survey
2013
Find out what strategies are CEOs adopting to become
more resilient to survive and thrive in an environment
that is anything but certain. Also available, industry-
specific summaries , drawing additional insights from
high profile CEOs from each industry concerned.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ce
o-survey/2013/index.jhtml
Global Economy Watch A summary of the outlook for the global economy in
2013, focusing on how the emerging economies will
impact growth.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.co.uk/econom
ic-services/global-economy-
watch/january-2013-
summary.jhtml
Fiscal policy uncertainties will continue to overhang
the US recovery despite a delay to mid-May in the
debt ceiling deadline. European problems continue
following contractions of the UK and German
economies in the last quarter of 2012.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.co.uk/econom
ic-services/global-economy-
watch/summary-february-
13.jhtml
A 15% depreciation of the Japanese Yen since
November has revived fears of 'currency wars',
prompting the G20 to try to defuse the situation.
CEOs around the world are also less confident about
revenue growth in the next 12 months than they were
a year ago.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.co.uk/econom
ic-services/global-economy-
watch/index.jhtml
10Minutes on building the
customer-centered organization
Examines what a customer-centered organisation
looks like, what investments are needed to take you
there, and what that journey often looks like.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/10
minutes/customer-centered-
organization.jhtml
10Minutes on creating value from
Global Business Services
Discusses how expectations have changed, how
companies can benefit from Global Business Services
(GBS), challenges in moving to the model, and how to
begin a GBS transformation in your own organisation.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/10
minutes/creating-value-global-
business-services.jhtml
Enhancing mobility policies with
assignee choice
Mobility policies have evolved and become more
flexible over time to meet competing demands and
address the varying needs of stakeholders. The latest
twist is all about enhancing mobility policies with
assignee choice —potentially yielding tremendous
benefits for the overall value of the mobility program.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/hr
-
management/publications/enh
ancing-mobility-policies.jhtml
8th WIEF Delegate Briefing Pack:
Changing trends, new
opportunities
Produced in conjunction to the 8th World Islamic
Economic Forum. We take a quick look into the
structural change in the global economy – the arrival
of Asia, increasing business complexity, new models
of innovation and socio-economic imbalances.
Dec 2012
http://www.pwc.com/my/en/a
ssets/events/wief-2012-
changing-trends.pdf
Doing deals & exploring emerging markets
Choosing China: Insights from
multinationals on the investment
environment
Explores foreign investors' expectations and measures
the new Chinese leadership can undertake to create a
more desired investment environment.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwchk.com/home/
eng/cn_dev_rpt_2013.html
World in 2050
The BRICs and beyond:
prospects, challenges and
opportunities
A summary of the outlook for the global economy in
2013 and beyond, focusing on how the emerging
economies will impact growth. Also includes Malaysia,
Vietnam, Nigeria, South Africa, Poland, Saudi Arabia
and Argentina.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/w
orld-2050/the-brics-and-
beyond-prospects-challenges-
and-opportunities.jhtml
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Doing deals & exploring emerging markets
Doing business and investing in
China
Insights and perspectives through interviews with
dozens of PwC’s leading China-based practitioners.
They offer a wealth of on-the-ground experience in
dealing with top business issues in China, such as
sustainable supply chains, risk resilience, JV and M&A
deals, and government relations.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwccn.com/home/
eng/doing_biz_invest_cn.html
Resetting the compass:
Navigating success in deal-
making for mature market sellers
and high growth market buyers
We look at the rise in the number of high growth
market companies investing into mature markets, and
how this will inject a new dynamism into cross-border
mergers and acquisitions in the coming years.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/de
livering-deal-value-
consulting/high-growth-
market-deals.jhtml
Finance Integration: Aligning the
financial compass of a deal
Integration success is critically dependent on an
effective finance function to deliver business insight,
help ensure compliance and controls, and create
operational efficiencies for capturing deal value across
the organisation. A tactical finance integration
strategy and well executed activities will give the
newly combined companies the flexibility they may
need to grow and thrive.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/tr
ansaction-
services/publications/financial
-compass.jhtml
Brands: What’s in a name?
Careful consideration of brand
valuation issues can improve deal
reporting
A guidance on what to consider when planning a
consumer products transaction. We look at how
keeping a careful eye on the valuation and purchase
accounting issues can provide better insight into the
potential accretive or dilutive impact of a deal, help
improve and streamline post-deal accounting and
even reduce the risk of impairment in some cases.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/au
dit-assurance-
services/valuation/publications
/valuing-consumer-product-
brands.jhtml
Making sure a good deal delivers Capturing value in a merger or acquisition is a
significant challenge for growth-minded companies.
This paper explores seven key areas which we think
are essential to get right if your deal is to deliver the
value you’re looking for.
Nov 2012
http://www.pwc.co.uk/consulti
ng/propositions/making-sure-
a-good-deal-delivers.jhtml
Turning risk into strategy
Going beyond philanthropy?
Pulse-check on sustainability
Highlights some interesting perspectives on the
maturity of sustainability in the ASEAN-5 countries. It
also revealed three key building blocks of a sustainable
business - the importance of alignment to corporate
strategy, stakeholder engagement as well as
measurement and reporting.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/my/en/p
ublications/pulse-check-on-
sustainability.jhtml
Resilience: Winning with risk
(Issue 3)
A collection of perspectives from practitioners on the
ground confronting political,social and
environmental change - fromexperts pursuing market
solutions to systemic challenges - and from CEOs,
formulating growth strategies against a landscape of
challenging global risks.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/go
vernance-risk-compliance-
consulting-
services/resilience/index.jhtml
Too late for two degrees? Low
carbon economy index 2012
This is the fourth edition of our Low Carbon Economy
Index, and a stock-take of progress since the
Copenhagen summit. The failure of the global
economy to reduce carbon intensity beyond business-
as-usual levels has magnified the low carbon
challenge.
Nov 2012
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/su
stainability/publications/low-
carbon-economy-
index/index.jhtml
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Making the most of your compliance function
2013 State of the Internal Audit
Profession Study
PwC’s ninth annual State of the Internal Audit
Profession Study takes an in-depth look at how
internal auditors are responding to the changing
needs and expectations of their businesses.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/ri
sk-assurance-
services/publications/pwc-
2013-state-of-profession.jhtml
10Minutes on shaping the
boardroom agenda
Outlines key points from PwC’s 2012 Annual
Corporate Directors Survey that illustrate how boards
are working to improve their oversight.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/10
minutes/shaping-boardroom-
agenda.jhtml
Business models – back to basics Making your business model agile for this decade of
change and building trust in it, is a challenge. This
report, 2nd in our 12 tips series for the board, shows
how you can deliver your strategy and build trust in it.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.co.uk/reporti
ng-
assurance/publications/busine
ss-models-back-to-basics.jhtml
World Watch, Issue 1 2013 Our regular newsletter, World Watch, contains
opinion articles, case studies and worldwide news on
the many initiatives to improve corporate reporting.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ifr
s-reporting/world-
watch/index.jhtml
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Industry issues
Government/Public Services
Enhancing public services
Brave new world? Different ways
of working
Examines how public sector organisations need to re-
define their purpose and future ways of working and
laying the foundations for their future success.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ps
rc/united-kingdom/brave-new-
world-different-ways-of-
working.jhtml
At risk? Dealing with failure Discusses the risks in the delivery of public services,
examples of different types of failure and how to turn
around organisations in distress.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ps
rc/united-kingdom/at-risk-
dealing-with-failure.jhtml
Opening out? New approaches to
service delivery
This publication explorers some innovative models of
partnerships to deliver public services as well as the
implications of it.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ps
rc/united-kingdom/opening-
out-new-approaches-to-
service-delivery.jhtml
The transformative power of
service innovation: Call for action
on a new policy framework
Aims to raise awareness on the transformative power
of service innovation and better understanding the
“Concept of Service Innovation” as a key factor in
achieving economic transformation.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ps
rc/publications/the-
transformative-power-of-
service-innovation.jhtml
Paving the way for the next
generation of eservices: How the
public sector can meet Canadians’
expectations
Explores some ways in which the Canadian public
sector could move forward towards constructing a
roadmap for the next generation of eservices.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ps
rc/canada/paving-the-way-for-
the-next-generation-of-
eservices-how-the-public-
sector-can-meet-canadians-
expectations.jhtml
Financial Services
Managing financial institutions in challenging times
Love them or lose them: Why
becoming a “top provider” is an
all or nothing game with your top
clients
Leading institutions are updating their product
offerings, business models and client relationship
strategies to gain “trusted advisor” status and a large
share of their clients’ wallet. Voice of the customer
(VOC) analyses can determine the business changes
needed to attain “top provider” status.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/fi
nancial-
services/publications/viewpoin
ts/voice-of-the-customer-
analysis.jhtml
Recipe for success: How financial
institutions can forge a
sustainable path for mass-affluent
customers
Challenges faced by the mass-affluent differ drastically
from the challenges of earlier decades. Leading
institutions are striving to understand the needs of
each customer and helping to develop plans for their
financial futures. Institutions that get it right will
realise sustainable revenues and increased bottom-
line earnings.
Dec 2012
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/fi
nancial-
services/publications/viewpoin
ts/financial-institutions-
sustainable-path-mass-
affluent-customers.jhtml
Fund management strategies
The investment framework for
global investment funds
The overall investment appraisal framework plays an
important role in ensuring that the Fund’s strategic
objectives are achieved and that the acquisition
process is supported by rigorous, robust financial
analysis. This will help to satisfy their fundamental
aims, including capital preservation, value creation
and furthering the national agenda, if relevant.
Jan 2013
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Fortune favors choice, not
chance: How wealth management
firms can pave the way to growth
in new and emerging markets
With global wealth shifting toward emerging markets,
wealth managers are under increasing pressure to
rethink their growth strategies and to capitalise on
new market opportunities.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/fi
nancial-
services/publications/viewpoin
ts/wealth-management-firm-
new-emerging-market-
growth.jhtml
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Rethinking insurance
Top insurance industry issues in
2013
Describes the challenges insurers are facing and the
strategies they can use to cope with change, manage
risk, enhance their operations, and grow.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/in
surance/publications/top-
insurance-industry-issues-
2013.jhtml
Foreign insurance companies in
China 2012
This survey focuses on the strategic and emerging
issues surrounding the expanding activities of foreign
insurance companies in China.
Dec 2012
http://www.pwccn.com/home/
eng/foreign_insurance_cn_dec
2012.html
Communications,Media & Technology
New opportunities in communications
Communications Review:
Going further,Volume 17, No. 3
The theme for this issue is ‘Going further’. The articles
talks on small cell technology, capex ROI challenges,
monetising digital media in emerging markets, the
future of the revenue assurance function and an
interview with Verizon’s CFO, Fran Shammo.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/co
mmunications/publications/co
mmunications-
review/index.jhtml
The new age of entertainment & media
The cord-cutting debate and the
role of second screen in TV,
advertising and content
distribution
Summarises the debaters' points of view on emerging
platforms for viewing TV content. We also look at the
challenges and opportunities second screen
technologies present to the traditional TV model.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/in
dustry/entertainment-
media/publications/cord-
cutting-second-screen-tv-
networks.jhtml
Waiting for the next wave: 3D
entertainment 2012
This report provides analysis and penetration
forecasts for 3D entertainment trends as well as
insights fromkey 3D entertainment industry
professionals on the challenges they face every day
and what lies ahead for the industry.
Jan 2013
http://pwcprd-
wip.pwcinternal.com/en_GX/g
x/entertainment-
media/publications/waiting-
for-the-next-wave-3d-
entertainment-2012.jhtml
Leveraging on technology
PwC’s 5th Annual Digital IQ
Survey: Digital Conversations and
the C-suite
The survey finds that companies with strong,
collaborative relationships between the CIO and other
C-suite executives are four times as likely to be top
performing companies as those with fragmented
relationships.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/ad
visory/2013-digital-iq-
survey/index.jhtml
The future of software pricing
excellence: An introduction
An overview of the changing ways that software is
valued, priced, delivered and consumed.
Dec 2012
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/te
chnology/software-
pricing/index.jhtml
Capitalizing on the promise of Big
Data: How a buzzword morphed
into a lasting trend that will
transform the way you do
business
This paper focuses on how and why companies must
get started exploring Big Data. Organisations that
delay starting the Big Data journey risk being
leapfrogged by more data-savvy competitors.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/in
creasing-it-
effectiveness/publications/capi
talizing-on-the-promise-of-big-
data.jhtml
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Industry issues
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Energy, Utilities & Mining
Unlocking the value of oil & gas
Global energy statement of
capabilities 2013
An overview of PwC’s key oil and gas territories, our
services to energy companies, our market share and
thought leadership.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/oil
-gas-energy/capability-
statement/index.jhtml
Shale oil: The next energy
revolution
Examines scenarios that consider the potential impact
of future growth in shale oil production on global oil
prices and assesses how these changes could impact
the wider economy and the oil and gas industry over
the period to 2035.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/oil
-gas-
energy/publications/shale-oil-
changes-energy-markets.jhtml
Embedding cyber security into
the energy ecosystem: An
integrated approach to assessing
cyber threats and protecting your
assets
Explains how cyber crime can seriously damage
brands, erode customer confidence, violate
compliance mandates, and weaken the ability to
generate revenue. This paper intends to take
companies from the theoretical of "what to do" to the
conventional wisdom of "how to do it".
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/oil
-gas-
energy/publications/embeddin
g-cyber-security-into-the-
energy-ecosystem.jhtml
Understanding power & utilities
10Minutes on the remaking of
utilities
After a century in which their operating model
changed little, regulated utilities now face empowered
customers, the evolving smart grid, and deregulation.
With an emerging customer-focused model, utility
companies will want to consider several factors when
reshaping themselves around the customer.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/10
minutes/customer-focused-
reshaping-utilities.jhtml
Power & Renewables Deals: 2013
outlook and 2012 review
Looks at M&A activity in the power, utilities and
renewables sector and highlights the key
developments that are likely to characterise 2013 M&A
activity in the sector worldwide.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/ut
ilities/publications/power-and-
renewables-deals-2013-
outlook-and-2012-review.jhtml
Mining on new frontiers
Global Mining Deals 2012 review
and 2013 outlook
After a slow and cautious 2012, mining M&A activity
is expected to continue at a moderate and equally
cautious pace in 2013. Miners will have their eyes on
opportunities, but will consider risk factors such as
rising costs, resource nationalism and potential
political ramifications of buying and selling assets.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/en_GX/g
x/mining/publications/mining
/global-mining-deals-2012-
review-2013-outlook.jhtml
Mining for talent: A study of
women on boards in the mining
industry
Looks at women on boards and senior executive
positions in the global mining industry.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.co.uk/mining/
publications/mining-for-talent-
a-study-of-women-on-boards-
in-the-mining-industry.jhtml
2013 Global Gold Price Report Gold miners are well positioned for a promising 2013.
Winning over investors' hearts will involve
establishing effective cost management strategies,
increasing dividend payments and investing
responsibly in production growth - all on the back of a
strong gold price.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/ca/en/mi
ning/global-gold-price-survey-
results.jhtml
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Consumer,Industrial Products & Services
Evolving healthcare
Solving the talent equation for
health IT
A growing shortage of health information technology
workers appears greater than previously estimated. The
report finds that the healthcare industry is vying for a
limited number of IT professionals and companies are
scrambling to fill the talent void by recruiting
technology specialists from other industries.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/en_US/u
s/health-industries/health-
research-
institute/publications/healthca
re-it-staffing-strategies.jhtml
New chemistry: Getting the
biopharmaceutical talent formula
right
New strategies for research in the biopharmaceutical
industry are pointing outside to partnerships, alliances,
offshoring and even crowd sourcing. HR leaders must
play a larger role in shaping these partnerships and
developing an effective talent strategy for their scientific
workforce.

Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/he
alth-industries/health-
research-
institute/publications/human-
capital-pharma.jhtml
Top health industry issues of
2013: Picking up the pace on
health reform
The report explores the key issues that providers,
insurers, pharma and life sciences companies, and
employers will face in the coming year.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/us/en/he
alth-industries/top-health-
industry-issues/index.jhtml
Reaching the connected consumer
2013 Outlook for the Retail &
Consumer Products Sector in Asia
The survey of online shoppers tracks the rapid pace of
change in how global consumers view their shopping
experience and their online behaviours and provides
insights into how retailers can keep up.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwchk.com/home/e
ng/rc_ap_products_outlook_20
13.html
Demystifying the online shopper:
10 myths of multichannel retailing
Based on a survey in 11 different countries spanning 4
continents, this report debunk some of the mythology
concerning consumers and discuss what our findings
mean for retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG)
companies.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/reta
il-consumer/retail-consumer-
publications/global-multi-
channel-consumer-survey/2012-
multi-channel-survey.jhtml
Cities of Opportunity: Through a
retail and consumer Lens
The report quantifies the ongoing importance of the
R&C sector to successful economic development and
highlights the impact of the sector on 27 key urban
centres.
Dec 2012
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/reta
il-consumer/publications/cities-
of-opportunity-through-a-retail-
and-consumer-lens.jhtml
Driving change in transportation & logistics
Charging forward: 2012 Electric
Vehicle Survey
Looks at some of the key success factors for EVs in the
near-mid and long-term. Focuses on four key areas -
infrastructure, pricing, geography and outlook.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/automo
tive/industry-publications-and-
thought-leadership/charging-
forward-pwcs-2012-electric-vehicle-
survey.jhtml
North American Automotive
Supplier Supply Chain
Performance Study
This study focuses on how automotive suppliers achieve
supply chain efficiency and effectiveness and analyses
overall supplier performance, across and within each
segment.
Feb 2013
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/automo
tive/industry-publications-and-
thought-leadership/north-american-
automotive-supplier-supply-chain-
performance-study.jhtml
Aviation finance: Fasten your
seatbelts
The report examines the complex nature of financing
future aircraft and opens up the debate around the
opportunities and areas to watch out for.
Jan 2013
http://www.pwc.com/en_GX/gx/ae
rospace-
defence/publications/aviation-
finance-fasten-your-seatbelts.jhtml
Measuring excellence in industrial manufacturing
Industrial manufacturing 2013:
Business issues and strategies for
industrial manufacturing
companies
Discusses the focus areas, challenges, and business
strategic initiatives for the industrial manufacturing
sector in the coming year.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/en_US/us/ind
ustrial-
products/publications/industrial-
manufacturing-issues-
challenges.jhtml
Metals Deals: Forging ahead 2013
outlook and 2012 review
The headline trend is for a continuing recovery from a
post credit-crunch low with Asia being the ‘star’ region
dominating the 2012 deals market. It accounted for
68% of totals deals value, more than three times the
19% share it held in 2011.
Mar 2013
http://www.pwc.com/en_GX/gx
/metals/mergers-
acquisitions/forging-ahead-
global-metals-deals-2013-
outlook-and-2012-review.jhtml
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