Strategy

There are strategies small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can put in place to minimise cart abandonment and get their customers to click “pay”.

Customer experience optimisation: 4 ways to get to “pay”


Like fintech, insurtech is a broad term that can refer to both the processes and products related to insurance.

How insurtech could transform the insurance industry


Hanesbrands' director of finance for the Eastern Hemisphere, Vu Phan CPA. Photo: Todd Brown.

Vu Phan CPA on embracing new challenges


Olympic Rings installation in front of the Japan Olympic Museum in Shinjuku. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are scheduled to be held in July 2021.

Is hosting the Olympics Games worth the investment?


Paul Cooper FCPA, chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). Photo: Luke Marsden.

Is Australia's manufacturing sector in decline?


Prior to the pandemic, there was already a growing movement against globalisation and its long supply chains.

Resilience key to supply chain success


The current negative population trend is set to continue in 2021-2022, with the number of Australians expected to leave the country likely to increase.

Why declining migration stalls economic recovery


Accounting standards are the essential technical tools, yet, how easy are they to interpret, and should standard-setters be working towards making them simpler?

How to make accounting standards easier to interpret


Video meeting software has matured and become much more reliable, in part due to the rollout of high-speed internet connections for business and residential users.

How to choose video conferencing software


Professor Hugh Williams is one of the world’s foremost experts on internet search and data management and invented the infinite scroll.

Hugh Williams on unlocking your digital skills


In April 2020 a YouGov poll in the UK found that 51 per cent of the public supported the introduction of a UBI, whereby all adults would receive a guaranteed monthly wage, regardless of their employment status.

Will a universal basic income reduce inequality?


As rents in the CBD become cheaper owing to weaker demand, those companies that couldn’t previously afford a CBD address may move in.

The future of cities in a post-COVID world


Peter Brindley CPA, one of the four founders of Sword+Stone Capital Management.

Good energy: Moving to renewable power


As workforce data emerged in the first few months of the pandemic, experts started referring to its impact on women’s employment as a “pink recession”.

Staving off a pink recession


Kedonganan Beach, Bali, in February 2021. From December to March (the north-west monsoon season), waste is carried to shore by strong waves. Almost 75 per cent of the 80 tonnes of garbage collected each day is plastic.

Plastic pandemic: Solving single-use plastics


Annual general meetings (AGMs) have heated up over the past few years, and activist investors focusing on climate risk disclosure are responsible for much of the excitement.

Shareholder activism on climate change heats up


Financial counsellors often support clients free-of-charge as they make changes to their living expenses and address debts.

How accountants can work with financial counsellors


Not only has progress stalled on the number of women being appointed CEO, but the numbers show a small decline on three years ago.

Unequal opportunity: Where are all the female CEOs?


What has become ingrained is the understanding of the need to save for retirement from an early age.

Should Australia delay its super guarantee increase?


Economists anticipate prolonged economic uncertainty, but are confident recovery will certainly be led by technology-intensive jobs and industries.

8 ways the COVID-19 recession will change your life


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