Strategy

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


Businesses across all industries are expected to meet their digitally savvy customers’ expectations of a seamless experience across all channels and touchpoints.

How to deliver a great customer service experience


If productivity is the engine that drives the economy, it is not too hard to draw the conclusion that it needs to be serviced.

Can boosting the economy improve productivity?


An inclusive workplace is one in which people are accepted for who they are.

Disability employment: The cost of exclusion


The whole financial services industry has been in a state of flux for some time now, and major industry changes are still looming.

What's the future for financial services?


First Principles Denim gives customers the opportunity to design their own jeans online with the help of a “denim consultant”.

How niche products are challenging the mainstream


Three senior CPA discuss what they learnt from 2020 and how they plan to identify 2021’s risks and opportunities.

Top accounting trends for 2021


We have enjoyed an enviable period of economic growth and low unemployment over the past three decades, but within a few short months in 2020, that period of prosperity has become a thing of the past.

How to get the unemployed back to work


The vaccine market makes up a small percentage of the trillion-dollar worldwide pharmaceutical industry.

Immunity challenge: The economics of vaccines


Non-compliance, financial abuse of the elderly, a lack of education and training, financial viability for the sector and funding issues are all on the table as the Royal Commission continues hearings in preparation for the release of the final report in February 2021.

Calls for financial reform in aged care sector


Even as we excitedly embrace the world-changing digital tools at our fingertips, we have come to realise that technology alone cannot satisfy our deeply human emotional, social and creative needs.

Why analogue interactions and digital tools work better together


The standout performance of female leaders in 2020 has led some commentators to suggest that women are well-suited to leadership roles in the current environment.

Top leadership traits to suit the new normal


The number one skill you need in negotiations is listening – and not listening is the number one mistake people make.

How to supercharge your negotiation skills


While market research is worthwhile, it should observe what people do rather than what they say they do.

The road to customer dissatisfaction is paved with good intentions


Cybersecurity has evolved from being an IT issue to a material business risk that is of critical importance to accountants and finance professionals.

Cybersecurity evolves in response to digital transformation


Many experts are predicting a surge in M&A transactions over the medium term, as opportunities arise out of the current crisis for companies to acquire distressed businesses and assets at heavily discounted prices.

The new-normal of mergers and acquisitions


Some economists insist that reforming the tax system is the only way to pull the nation back from the brink of economic disaster.

Is it time for tax reform?


Jim Stanford, director of the Centre for Future Work, based at the Australia Institute.

Jim Stanford: Why economics should be informed by social responsibility


Far more important than the measure of diversity, though, is the purpose or the cause of that diversity.

Diversity on boards: Strong processes, good governance


Traditional retailers who were slow to diversify from their bricks-and-mortar retailing now realise that they have to have an online channel.

Retail trends: From transaction to experience


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