Due to the increasing pressure on water resources, this article aims to report on the slow but steady progress of water footprinting. David Lyon from the UK’s Sustainability & Risk Practice spoke at a recent water conference in London organised by Agra Informa. His thoughts are included in this article - ‘devising the correct strategy for an organisation is strongly related to developing a full understanding of its water footprint both in its direct operations and across the supply chain, and to assess how this changes over space and time.’
In this article, Sheila McNulty details the debate surrounding natural gas and the problems it currently faces politically. Sheila makes reference to Peter Hughes from the UK’s Energy Practice following the FTs continued coverage of his ‘The Beginning of End for Oil?’ report.
The number of global players within the automobile industry will rise from now ten to fifteen within the next decade on account of the new and expanding suppliers from India and China. This development will put the established car-manufacturers under pressure, says Marc Winterhoff from Arthur D. Little. The ambitious competitors from the emerging markets especially focus on the new global medium-segment.
Created in 1978 in France, the Marles Group has become the European leader in steel implants. Investment Fund Carlyle, wishing to acquire the company, asked Arthur D. Little (Frederic Thomas and Guillaume Warnan) to provide them with a strategic due diligence which they did. They now own 80% of the Marle Group the remaining 20% is the property of the Marles family and their management committee.
Austria's most important daily newspaper "Die Presse" cited Stefan Höffinger in connection with the latest discussion about the new Airport Terminal "Skylink". "Airports are the marketplaces and traffic junctions of the 21st century" ... "Airports as realisation of ambitions and architectural landmarks ... Swiss, Bavaria and Chinese can be proud of their large airports."
In the Austrian monthly magazine "trend" takes up a presentation on the topic "fixed network" and cited Karim Taga as the only consultant in great detail. "Millions of people have downloaded the latest news at the same time from the internet because they often don't keep a TV in the office", analyzed Mr. Karim Taga, Managing Director of Arthur D. Little, "and Web TV requires incredible amounts of data ..."
Believing that China and India’s industrialization would lead to increased oil demand and price, oil companies are investing billions of pounds to extract oil from tar sands. A report by Greenpeace claims that there will actually be a long-term decline in oil demand. Peter Hughes, Arthur D. Little’s directory for global energy, supports Greenpeace’s view and is quoted as saying "It is widely accepted that demand in OECD countries has plateaued and is going into decline but it has also been thought that would be massively outweighed by growth in China."
The article argues that companies who take advantage of the recession in order to change their structure will end up much stronger if they survive the recession. It discusses Arthur D. Little's three sets of action for companies: 'hygiene', 'fitness', and 'muscle-building' and how they will help increase a company’s chances for survival and success.
This is article is from one of Finland’s leading business newspapers and is on how biofuel is currently threatening hundreds of jobs
The recession doesn't stop the gulf airlines from their expansion plans. A new study by Arthur D. Little identified that one reason is that their operating costs are 30 percent lower than the European market leaders'. There are multiple causes for this: wages are lower, fleets are newer and more energy efficient and they source out catering and other services. But they do spend more money on marketing than their competitors.