The Water Margin

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability November 2008

The Water Margin

How Strategic Management of Water can Grow Business Value

With two-thirds of the world to experience water shortages by 2025, this report warns companies that it is imperative to assess their water footprint and develop a proactive response to water management or risk damaging their business performance. A proactive approach to water management assesses value drivers such as water security, regulation and expectations of stakeholders. [...]

The Accidental Distressed Investor

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Private Equity November 2008

The Accidental Distressed Investor

Optimizing investment recovery

As the credit and economic crisis deepens, many investors are suddenly in possession of distressed portfolios where few remedies exist to effect even partial recoveries. ADL takes a unique holistic approach of analyzing financials, cash flows, market outlook and immediate operational improvements needed to facilitate a restructuring or exit strategy that optimizes investment recovery. [...]

Microfinance on the Rise

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Financial Services November 2008

Microfinance on the Rise

A Socially Inpsired Business Model about to Emerge into an Asset Class

Microfinance has already reached millions of households worldwide. This practice of extending small loans to very poor people for self-employment projects does not limit itself to developing countries but can also be found increasingly in European countries. As a result of the unmet demand for microfinance, this looks set to emerge as a significant new asset class. [...]

OEM After Sales Strategy

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Automotive October 2008

OEM After Sales Strategy

The case for innovation

With sales of new cars slowing and profit margins decreasing, after sales is becoming an increasing important source of revenue for many OEMs. But they face stiff competition in this arena from new players intent on seizing a share of the after sales market. [...]

Sunken Treasure

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Energy & Utilities October 2008

Sunken Treasure

Opportunities and Threats in a Maturing Subsea Market

Over the past four years revenues in the subsea oil and gas sector have been growing at an impressive rate. The next five years are expected to bring a period of consolidation and a number of challenges that could present opportunities for companies in the sector. [...]

Carbon Futures

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GCAS October 2008

Carbon Futures

Ensuring maximised competitiveness post-2012

Carbon trading can have a significant influence on the bottom line and is here to stay. Its future, however, is uncertain and is driven by emerging legislation for the period after 2012. In the face of this uncertainty, what should executives responsible for investment outcomes post-2012 be doing now to ensure they maximise competitiveness and minimise risk? [...]

All at Sea

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Energy & Utilities October 2008

All at Sea

The Future of Offshore Wind in Europe

Offshore wind is clean and renewable and can be deployed well away from public view. It is well supported by the public and governments as a way of meeting renewables targets. However, the future is by no means assured. Supply constraints, logistical difficulties and technical concerns present significant obstacles to expansion. We examine the challenges and highlight what needs to be done. [...]

Rethinking the corporate center

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Financial Services October 2008

Rethinking the corporate center

How to turn your corporate headquarters from a cost factor into true support for your business

Many financial services companies struggle when it comes to optimising support and back-office functions. Arthur D. Little proposes an approach resulting in corporate headquarters that many companies have never dared to imagine: business-focused, flexible, lean where possible, strong where necessary - a true support for the business. [...]

Real Options for the Future Energy Mix

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Energy & Utilities September 2008

Real Options for the Future Energy Mix

Coming to the right decisions

In the coming years, both the demand for climate-friendly energy generation and the replacement of aging conventional generation facilities will lead to large capital investments and planning efforts in the utility sector. With these massive investments ahead, the competitiveness of nearly all electricity utilities depends on meaningful ways of valuing these multi-billion euro investments. [...]

Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies' Advantage

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Private Equity September 2008

Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies' Advantage

Helping companies determine opportunities

In difficult economic times, large capital investments or extensive improvement projects may not be the right answer to an immediate need. Arthur D. Little has developed proven methodologies to help companies determine revenue and cost opportunities quickly and focus efforts on immediate value creation. [...]

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