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From service “scapegoats” to strategy partners: the evolving role of the (European) COO

Categories: All, Articles in English, Organization & People, Strategy, Sustainability

The case study sheds light on the role profile for chief operating officers (COOs) of European companies, and the set of managerial capabilities needed. The role is still very much evolving in Europe and so the article, which is drawn from findings of a recent study of COOs and C-suite executives, puts forward recommendations for the different stakeholder groups associated with the role.

Publication date: 2010-11

Contractors’ attitudes toward sustainable buildings in the Russian market

Categories: All, Articles in English, Strategy, Sustainability

The case study, featuring Ernst & Young’s survey of companies in the Russian construction industry, throws light on the beginning of the green building movement in the country and potential burdens of concerned parties to meet international standards for green certification. Assistance from outside consultants is likely to be essential.

Publication date: 2010-11

Maintaining momentum: carving a path for long-term sustainable growth for a Nordic financial services company

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Processes, Sustainability

A team from Ernst & Young worked with a Nordic financial services company to carve a path to long-term sustainable growth. The project was carried out in close cooperation with the client and resulted in a new market strategy together with a new operating model.

Publication date: 2010-06

Funktionale biologische Oberflächen als Vorbilder für die Technik

Categories: Articles in German, Strategy, Sustainability, Technology

Die Natur ist ein genialer Ingenieur. Sie liefert Forschern und Entwicklern beispielsweise Anregungen zum Thema Oberflächenstruktur. Die Forschungsergebnisse zu den Oberflächenstrukturen lebender mikromechanischer Systeme können für industrielle Entwicklungen genutzt werden. Die Bionik bringt somit Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure zusammen, um dieses immense Potenzial für technische Anwendungen zu erschließen.

Publication date: 2010-03

The Dragon’s destiny: the case for sourcing in China

Categories: All, Articles in English, Organization & People, Sustainability

The rise of China as a new economic powerhouse and outsourcing destination presents new opportunities and challenges for global buyers. This article explores these challenges in detail and looks at ways in which these challenges can be turned into opportunities.

Publication date: 2009-07

Categories: Articles in English, Organization & People, Power & Utilities, Sustainability

For many organizations, an increase in revenue may not tally with a rise in costs. Therefore, companies may have to undertake cost reduction efforts. This case study looks at ways in which companies can reduce their costs by implementing a technique known as Enterprise Cost Reduction.

Publication date: 2009-04


Categories: Articles in English, Sustainability, Technology

Global warming has far-reaching implications, which have led to the emergence of a market that trades in emissions allowances. The article examines the financial potential of this market and explores how it can play a role in curbing green-house gases.

Publication date: 2008-10

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