By Andrea Murad, CA Today Andrea Murad speaks to Ian Smith CA, Founder of The Portfolio Partnership, about the potential blind spots facing business strategies. As the Founder and CEO of an operational consultancy that scales businesses organically and by acquisition, Ian has discerned vital components of successful strategy and shares his knowledge with ICAS.… Read More Blind spots in business strategy
By Matt McGeehan There is a common misconception that operating sustainably increases cost. But M&S has proved that being green needn’t cost the earth and can actually reduce costs. In 2006, the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change warned about the economic and business consequences of climate change. In response, M&S launched “Plan… Read More This isn’t just any sustainability plan, this is an M&S plan
The financial PR sector could be the big winner from the Leave vote, says economia editor-in-chief Richard Cree.
By Fiona Crawford What are the real benefits, and risks, of sending more and more roles to third-party providers? That businesses think outsourcing can and does work is evidenced by a worldwide trend that has seen it move beyond the ubiquitous call centre to a range of business functions, including finance and accounting, governance, risk… Read More An argument for outsourcing
by George W. Russell The Chinese government has unveiled an ambitious plan to upgrade the country’s manufacturing sector to industrialized-nation standards and see off competition from other Asia-Pacific locations. George W. Russell reports on how CPAs can help keep a lid on expenditures and boost efficiency. Despite their reputation in some quarters for being repressive… Read More Still made in China
New publication explores how global demands have changed the way we think and measure national progress, and what the results really mean. The Australian Bureau of Statistics Measures of Australia’s Progress project looked into what was important for Australians in terms of national progress; many contributors identified health, safety, environmental protection and effective governance as… Read More Is Gross Domestic Product a Fair Comparison?