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Energy & Utilities UK, London - 26 June 2008

Pressure on energy prices

A new thought piece by Arthur D. Little reveals strategic solutions for energy utilities in times of rising fuel prices

In a situation where energy utility companies across Europe are faced with multi-dimensional challenges of huge customer and political resistance to recent and forecasted price increases, a new thought piece by Arthur D. Little reveals practical solutions to these challenges with a focus on sustainability. The new article "Pressure on Energy Prices" looks at how incumbents adopting such practices are not only surviving, but gaining a competitive edge in terms of generation capacity, carbon position, revenue per customer and cost structures. [...]

Operations Management, Sustainability & Risk UK, London - 24 June 2008

Harnessing the power of sustainable procurement

Arthur D. Little launches new white paper urging businesses to bring sustainability to the supply chain at green supply chain summit

For many corporations, much of the footprint - and associated value - relating to sustainability lies in the supply chain rather than in operations directly controlled by the corporation itself. As stakeholders become increasingly insistent that "promises made" by the CEO should be "promises delivered", business leaders will need to extract and manage increasing innovation from suppliers as well as employees to deliver on commitments to sustainable performance. [...]

Travel & Transportation UK, - 10 June 2008

Journey 2.0 in sustainable transport

A new study by Arthur D. Little presents new revenue opportunities in transport

A new study by Arthur D. Little explores some emerging threats to revenues in the transport sector and investigates potentially significant business opportunities to overcome these. The white paper, “Journey 2.0”, represents the findings of Arthur D. Little’s initial stage of research into sustainable transport and looks at how and why transport providers’ revenue streams are under threat in the absence of realistic public transport alternatives and tougher operating conditions. [...]

USA, New York - 09 June 2008

Lincoln International's building and construction group and Arthur D. Little to hold annual industry seminar 24 June in New York City

Firm examines outlook and M&A opportunities in the building and construction industry

Lincoln International today announced it will hold its annual building and construction conference Tuesday, June 24 at the New York Athletic Club. The event also will be co-hosted by Arthur D. Little, the leading Global Management Consultancy, linking Strategy, Innovation and Technology.  As the leading mid-market advisor in building and construction, Lincoln has completed approximately 50 assignments in the industry since 2005.  The firm’s areas of focus include building materials and products, construction equipment and services and infrastructure in the non-residential and residential markets.  Arthur D. Little has worked with over 100 private equity and hedge fund clients worldwide and has helped clients to not only increase their returns but also decrease their holding periods through proprietary deal flow assistance, transparency-building due diligence and immediate action on value creation opportunities. [...]

UK, London - 05 June 2008

Delivering sustainable performance

A new report by Arthur D. Little warns many companies' responses to the challenge of sustainability is only skin-deep

A new report by Arthur D. Little reveals companies' responses to the challenge of sustainability lacks rigour. It takes a closer look at the reporting of sustainable performance in many companies and the corporate strategies supporting it. Corporate behaviour is superficially induced by demands of stakeholders and customers and to fulfil the basic requirements of legislative CSR reporting. Arthur D. Little's latest report, "Sustainable Performance", argues that by continuing to focus on traditional business objectives and paying little more than lip service to environmental issues, many companies risk losing out on the opportunities presented by sustainability - not least the opportunity to run a more competitive business and attract the attention of investors who increasingly recognise environmental performance as an indicator of long-term success. [...]

Technology & Innovation Management UK, London - 03 June 2008

Arthur D. Little: Maintaining a strong innovation culture during a downturn

A new report warns businesses not to abandon their innovation efforts during tough economic times

With speculation of an economic slowdown enough to bring some organisations’ R&D investment to a grinding halt, a new report released by Arthur D. Little today warns businesses that, even when times are tough, innovation capacity cannot be first place to wield the cost-cutting axe. The report recommends a renewed focus on fostering an "innovation culture" as a practical way for companies to ensure they get value from their innovation effort more quickly, and manage their investment wisely during an economic slowdown.  Remaining dedicated to innovation despite short-term market conditions is certainly not always easy, but has been a proven success factor behind e-commerce company Amazon, Google, and Research in Motion – developers of the Blackberry. [...]

Sustainability & Risk UK, London - 29 May 2008

Sustainable Performance Delivered

A new study by Arthur D. Little reveals how to unlock value through the Sustainability Value Formula - "Integrity + Innovation = Sustainable Performance"

Having established the connection of Integrity + Innovation = Sustainable Performance in its report last year, a new study continues Arthur D. Little's exposition of this relationship by showing how companies are making most of it in the real world. The I + I value formula for corporate sustainability has been a key success factor behind retail giant Marks & Spencer, telecommunications behemoth BT, healthcare specialist Novo Nordisk, and global banking leader HSBC. The new report "Sustainable Performance Delivered" looks at how leading businesses are delivering sustainable performance through an intense focus on integrity and innovation. [...]

Energy & Utilities UK, London - 22 May 2008

Bridging the talent gap

A new report by Arthur D. Little outlines initiatives to overcome the acute resource shortages across the oil industry

A new report by Arthur D. Little explores the reasons why, despite the buoyancy of record pricing, growth in the oil industry is being constrained by a worrying skills shortage across the sector. The report recognises acute resource shortages as a key factor. Specifically, shortages in oil supply, refining capacity, and the talent, experience and capacity of service companies are constraining both international and national oil companies (IOCs and NOCs) in their efforts to meet rapidly growing demand for energy and chemicals. This shortfall has occurred despite a 20 per cent increase in investment by IOCs and NOCs during 2004-2007, spurred on by high oil prices. [...]

UK, London - 20 May 2008

A mobile playground

New report from Arthur D. Little forecasts 60 per cent annual growth in mobile advertising over the next four years

As consumer demand for mobile broadband services reaches critical mass … Arthur D. Little predicts that in the coming years mobile advertising is poised to be the next major digital media platform for brands to reach customers, and that the key telecom players have a great deal to gain from bringing their services to market early, as forecast figures predict roughly 60 per cent annual growth in mobile advertising spend over the next four years. The report, "A Mobile Playground", published today by Arthur D. Little's TIME (Telecommunications, Information technology, Media and Electronics) practice, includes predictions about the size and content of the European mobile advertising industry, as well as offering both telecoms operators and advertisers insight into what is driving interest in mobile advertising, and how they can best navigate the often unchartered waters of advertising to consumers' via a handheld device. The report lists key findings: [...]

UK, London - 14 May 2008

Value creation through innovation in logistics

A new report by Arthur D. Little explores how logistics companies are re-centering their business approaches around the customer

A focus on innovation is what the logistics industry needs to substantially improve performance, according to Arthur D. Little's latest report, which analyses the results of a recent study by the management consultancy and the European Logistics Association (ELA). The report highlights logistics service suppliers such as Kuehne + Nagel and shipping companies like European retail giant Metro have set customer-centric standards across their markets, resulting in boosted EBIT margins and amplified business performance. [...]

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