Consumer sentiment remains in the doldrums, yet the latest feedback from the mid-market business community is that they remain broadly optimistic for the future. Newly updated ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer sentiment data shows 53% of respondents say their family is worse off now than they were 12 months ago, while just 8% are anticipating ‘good times’ … Continued
Recent findings in the Pitcher Partners Business Radar report identified uptake of GenAI as being swift in mid-market businesses, but an appreciation and mitigation of the risks is lagging. Is your business prepared for the future?
Mid-market businesses are racing to adopt generative AI tools, even if their enthusiasm is outpacing their awareness of challenges and risks, according to the latest Business Radar Report from Pitcher Partners. One in three business leaders in the new survey of mid-market firms reported already integrating a generative AI tool into their operations, while a … Continued
On Monday 26 June 2023, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) released its inaugural sustainability standards, designed to provide a global baseline of sustainability- and climate- related disclosures for the capital markets.
Further, on Tuesday 27 June 2023, the Australian Treasury released its second consultation on climate-related financial disclosures.
Every business is already impacted by climate change and the national and global move to a more decarbonised economy. As we respond to climate change, even small to medium size businesses will feel the effects on their business models, supply chains, risk management and attitudes of customers and staff. This is particularly the case for businesses whose customers include larger businesses or emission generating businesses, who will have to understand and report on the emissions of their suppliers.
The sugar hit of accumulating data may be proving so addictive to business that they are putting aside the creeping liability that comes with high volumes of storage. New data from Pitcher Partners’ Business Radar report highlights the conflict facing mid-market businesses as they examine their risk profile against data breaches and cyber-attacks. On one … Continued
In December 2022, Treasury released a consultation paper seeking initial views on the Government’s commitment of the disclosure of climate-related financial risks and opportunities in Australia.
Renewable energy transition the future of Hunter region. Australia’s mission towards net zero has begun in earnest and Newcastle and the wider Hunter region will be central to shaping the energy transition.
Pitcher Partners Business Radar 2022 report asked mid-market businesses how they were thinking about, implementing or reporting ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives.
Organisations of all sizes are experiencing increasing pressure from regulation and shifting societal expectations to measure and improve on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.