We’re seeing a global trend towards responsible investing. Increasingly, institutional investors are recognising the potential for ESG factors to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in. At the same time, consumer demand for responsible investments is surging, especially from the younger generation.
“Responsible” or “sustainable” finance and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have moved firmly into the mainstream today.
This booklet presents the proof to address the issues around responsible investment implementation: statistics from across investment markets that show how significant this shift is.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Are you ready for a new Recognition & Rewards Platform?
Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience and engagement levels.
To determine whether an HR technology provider is the right fit for your organization, we recommend asking questions that address the various components of recognition and rewards, as well as background on the provider’s company and technology.
Download our buyers guide for the five major areas you'll need to cover before making a purchase, including:
The business value and ROI of recognition & rewards
Identifying your need and specific goals for an employee experience program
Key questions to ask engagement platform vendors
A decision checklist and a detailed comparison sheet
Two budgeting exercises to justify your investment
It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
In the Garage, you work side by side with IBM experts to create first-of-a-kind MVPs, experiment with emerging technologies and quickly learn from failures. In this webinar hear from Ed Forman, Partner of Cognitive Process Transformation at IBM. Ed has partnered with organizations across industries including automotive, life sciences, financial services and telecommunications. In his work with the IBM Garage he has helped shape an award-winning method for innovation that has transformed business models for Fortune 500 clients. Listen to this 30-minute presentation to find out more.
"The mandate for procurement organizations is clear – cost reduction alone no longer ensures success; creating value is equally important. How was Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield able to achieve their desired future state? In this webinar, we will discuss:
• Why procurement needs a strategic makeover, the current adoption of emerging technologies by procurement, and the challenges faced by procurement exec
A new era of business reinvention is dawning. Organizations are facing an unprecedented convergence of technological, social and regulatory forces. As artificial intelligence (AI), automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and 5G become pervasive, their combined impact will reshape standard business architectures. The “outside-in” digital transformation of the past decade is giving way to the “inside-out” potential of data exploited with these exponential technologies.
Dal momento che i dati non sono più soltanto un business enabler ma sono sempre più la base per un maggior vantaggio competitivo delle aziende, la disponibilità Always On dei dati è diventata un requisito cruciale di ogni organizzazione IT. Con molte diffi coltà, negli anni le aziende hanno lottato nel progettare infrastrutture dati che potessero soddisfare il requisito dell’Always On pagando un costo e una complessità elevate. Affi nché una soluzione sia realmente Always On deve garantire un Recovery Point Objective pari a zero (RPO=0) e un Recovery Time Objective pari a zero (RTO=0). Si tratta di due requisiti necessari per una soluzione Always On ma assolutamente non suffi cienti.
: Today’s learning environments would be unrecognizable to past generations. Professors distribute and issue syllabi and assignments online. Students collaborate on group projects using Google Docs, Doodle and other technologies. Password reset requests alone could keep an entire IT team busy. To face this onslaught of technological demands without breaking the budget, campuses need a powerful, flexible and affordable ITSM platform.
Read this eBook to learn how eight different colleges and universities are using Cherwell ITSM to achieve:
• A higher level of productivity (for example, implementing a self-service portal for password resets that slashed service requests by 65 percent)
• Faster service delivery (for example, cutting the global computer refresh cycle from three years to seven months)
• Less configuration time (for example, one school reduced configuration time by 74 percent).
To learn more about how leading campuses have easily and affordably improved their operational
Published By: Panasonic
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
From smartphones and cloud computing to ride-sharing services and electric cars, disruptive technology is changing the way we live – and nobody understands disruption better than startups. Whether they’re independent entities funded by VCs or emerging companies within the walls of a large corporation, startups recognize the power of technology to solve problems and improve lives, and they have been instrumental in challenging the status quo and shaping our society.
But startups can’t be expected to do it all alone. Lean operating budgets and a need to move quickly demand that these organizations make efficient use of their limited resources – and that means not “reinventing the wheel” when it comes to their underlying tech. By working with the right partner who can provide the right resources and expertise at the right time, startups are free to focus on what matters most: bringing their innovation to market.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
Understanding HR and Engagement Leaders’ Challenges and Opportunities
When employees are recognized, the business performs better. Recognition is one of the most basic strategies for strengthening the employer and employee relationship, yet it is too often overlooked. Many companies are not aware of the available options and as a result, only recognize employees in an ad hoc way. The right technology can play a critical role in helping organizations make recognition more consistent, frequent, and meaningful – which ultimately boosts productivity and the bottom line
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Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
People work better when they are recognized for their time and effort. Many CEOs and HR leaders believe that creating a better culture for employees, with regular feedback and recognition, should be a top priority if their organizations want to experience better business results overall.
In this eBook co-authored by Talent Culture, “Recognition Culture: The MVP of Employee Experience,” we explore the importance of recognition in establishing and maintaining a desirable company culture. Be it bonuses, awards, rewards, a virtual gold star, or a simple shout out on social media, fostering a culture of recognition drives higher levels of engagement, which translates into improved performance and better results.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Employee Recognition will challenge conventional thinking and help you become more future-focused, so you can respond to the needs of today’s workforce and lead the way to employee success. You’ll learn to create a meaningful strategy from start to finish that yields higher levels of retention, higher customer satisfaction, exceptional employee engagement and alignment, and an unmatched culture of recognition and success.
Government agencies often look to promote new technology for cost-savings and efficiency, but it does not stop there. The second and third-tier effects of technology can be long lasting for citizens, businesses, and economies. When public institutions adopt the cloud, they experience an internal transformation. Inside an organization, cloud usage drives greater accessibility of data and information sharing, increases worker productivity, and improves resource allocation. The external benefit of the cloud is recognized through a government’s ability to put reclaimed time and resources toward serving citizens. This includes provisioning public services, such as occupational-skills training, quicker and more effective service delivery, a pathway to a more productive workforce, and ultimately, a boost to local development. This whitepaper examines the enterprise-level benefits of the cloud, as well as the residual impact on economic development. The U.S. Economic Development Administration
If you're a brand marketer or digital agency looking to amplify your social marketing initiatives this year, this document will guide you through the growing world of Facebook apps. Today, there are more than 500,000 active applications on Facebook, but of these only 250 applications have more than one million monthly active users. You've downloaded this guide because you recognize that marketing today means creating a two-way dialogue with your customers.
There’s no denying it: The age of AI, or what’s often referred to as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” is already here and, in many ways, just getting warmed up. Businesses eager to create a competitive advantage are recognizing that the future is in the intersection of humans and machine intelligence.
That’s why we created this guidebook. It’s sort of like AI for Dummies … but for intelligent business leaders like yourself. The ones who just want to better understand what AI is, its implications, and the benefits it brings to essential business processes. So kick back, relax and enjoy.
In just 15ish minutes, you’ll know more about AI than your competitors and your business will be better for it.
Much has already been said and written about the infiltration of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) technologies into the workforce. In truth, it’s taken the corporate world a while to test, trust and commit to automation at work.
To understand how far APAC/ANZ markets have advanced towards acting on these opportunities, the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON) surveyed the market and found that across the region corporations were forward thinking in building for scale, trusting technology and recognising the need to incorporate robotics into both IT infrastructure and enterprise strategy.
This report explains how enterprises across APAC/ANZ are staying ahead of the global wave of RPA, the most popular solutions they are choosing, who the preferred consultants or 'integrators' are, the challenges, and how the digital workforce is being integrated into the human one.
Published By: Lenovo UK
Published Date: Nov 09, 2018
Con un laptop rubato ogni minuto, come bilanci la minaccia alla sicurezza contro il crescente bisogno di mobilità della forza lavoro e una maggiore produttività? Con ThinkPad basato su processori Intel® Core™ i7 vPro™, puoi beneficiare dell'approccio 360 alla sicurezza di Lenovo. Inoltre, ti aiuta a mantenere i tuoi utenti in movimento e produttivi in ogni fase della loro giornata lavorativa.
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3rd party guide to evaluating all-flash storage arrays. DCIG researched the features of more than 80 all-flash arrays for its Storage Array Body of Research. Recognizing that there are multiple market segments for these products, DCIG grouped the products into midmarket, small and midsize enterprise, and enterprise classifications.This guide includes the products that ranked Recommended, Excellent or Good among the enterprise grouping of arrays.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Jun 05, 2018
In Cisco abbiamo aiutato migliaia di aziende a prepararsi per il GDPR, il che significa che ci è stata fatta praticamente ogni domanda possibile sull’argomento. Così abbiamo pensato di riassumere le domande che ci sentiamo rivolgere più spesso e di fornire alcune risposte utili per chi si sta avviando sul percorso della conformità al GDPR.
Culture has become one of the most important business topics of 2016. CEOs and HR leaders now recognize that culture drives people's behavior, innovation, and customer service: 82 percent of survey respondents believe that "culture is a potential competitive advantage." Knowing that leadership behavior and reward systems directly impact organizational performance, customer service, employee engagement, and retention, leading companies are using data and behavioral information to manage and influence their culture.
Business leaders recognize that their industries and markets are either being disrupted or have the potential to be disrupted by nimble digital players. In order to compete, senior IT leaders need to modernize their data centers.
In this Forbes Insights Executive Briefing, learn how to embrace an agile data infrastructure, modern data protection, and intelligent operations to reap the benefits of a truly modernized data center.
Most IT professionals today recognize that enterprise IT will be hybrid in the future. To provide the optimal foundation for each workload being deployed, the hybrid IT environment will include cloud-based infrastructures—from multiple providers—co-existing alongside infrastructure within the enterprise data center or a hosted environment.
But not all hyperconverged solutions yield the same results. The right hyperconverged infrastructure can meet your IT needs both today and well into the future. In this paper, we will talk about where your data center needs to be in the next five years to meet changing business demands, and how the roles of IT professionals will evolve. We will also review “hyperconvergence” models, and how they can best meet your IT needs both today and in the future, as well as the benefits you can expect along the way. Finally, we discuss what to look for in the right hyperconverged provider, who will position your IT department for success.