November 23, 2015

A Buoyant Christmas Ahead as UK Consumers Are Set to Increase Retail Spending, Accenture Research Reveals

LONDON; Nov. 23, 2015 – With less than five weeks until gifts are unwrapped across the country, spending on Christmas purchases is set to increase this year, with one in five consumers planning to spend more than last year. A further two thirds (68 percent) plan to maintain their levels of spending, according to new research from Accenture.
November 23, 2015

Accenture Expands Partnership with Fundación Entreculturas to Equip 175,000 Youth with Job Skills

MADRID; November 23, 2015 – Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) US$3.8 million grant to Fundación Entreculturas will help expand the nonprofit’s e-learning program and equip an additional 80,000 disadvantaged youth across Africa, Latin America and Spain with the skills needed for the most in-demand jobs.  
November 19, 2015

Accenture Chief Leadership Officer Adrian Lajtha to Retire

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Adrian Lajtha, chief leadership officer, will retire from the company in February 2016. Ellyn Shook, who is currently chief human resources officer, will assume additional responsibilities for leadership development and succession planning; inclusion and diversity; and human capital strategy, becoming the company’s chief leadership & human resources officer on December 1, 2015. Omar Abbosh, chief strategy officer, will assume additional responsibilities for Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiatives upon Mr. Lajtha’s retirement in February.
November 19, 2015

Only 18 Percent of European Companies Have Implemented a Digital Testing Strategy, According to Research Sponsored by Accenture

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2015 – Research sponsored by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and conducted with Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) in Europe shows while 18 percent of companies have implemented a digital testing strategy, 82 percent of companies have yet to develop or implement one.
November 19, 2015

Gender Equality Fundamental for Business and Next Generation of Leaders, says Accenture Chairman and CEO

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2015 – Gender equality is an essential element of an inclusive workplace, says Accenture (NYSE: ACN) Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme. 
November 18, 2015

Accenture Named As a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Life Science Manufacturing and Supply Chain Strategic Consulting Vendor Assessment

NEW YORK; Nov. 18, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a Leader for the second consecutive time in an IDC Health Insights vendor assessment covering strategic consulting across manufacturing and the supply chain in the life science industry.
November 16, 2015

Accenture Interactive Named a Leader Among Digital Experience Service Providers by Independent Research Firm

NEW YORK; Nov. 16, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a leader among global digital experience service providers by Forrester Research Inc., a leading global research and advisory firm. Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital, is recognized among the 11 most significant digital agencies, systems integrators, and consultancies in the report titled, “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Service Providers, Q4 2015.”
November 12, 2015

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Utilities, Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Metals and Mining Industries

NEW YORK: Nov. 12, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching five advanced analytics applications for the resources industries, which include utilities, oil and gas, chemicals and metals and mining companies, to enable insight-driven decision making for improved business outcomes. The new analytics applications are designed to support pricing, risk management, energy trading, credit collection, and workforce planning decisions.
November 12, 2015

Majority of Business Leaders Call for a Climate Change Agreement in Paris to Support Private Sector Investment, Finds UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study

NEW YORK; Nov. 12, 2015 – A majority of business leaders say that a long term agreement at the UN climate summit (COP21) in Paris is critical to supporting private sector investment in low carbon solutions, according to a global study by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (ACN: NYSE). The report also reveals that executives see action on climate change as an opportunity for growth and innovation that will be essential to securing competitive advantage in their industries. 
November 12, 2015

Amadeus Moves 13,000 Employees to Cloud Content Collaboration with Accenture and Box

NEW YORK; Nov. 12, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Box (NYSE: BOX) today announced that Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, is bringing Box’s enterprise content management and collaboration platform to its 13,000-person global workforce. Amadeus chose Box to balance employee demand for mobile content access and intuitive external collaboration with the need for enterprise-grade management and security.

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