November 19, 2018

Nine in 10 UK Workers Touched by Mental Health Challenges, Accenture Research Finds

LONDON; Nov. 19, 2018 – Ninety percent of workers in the U.K. have been touched by mental health challenges, with two-thirds (66 percent) reporting having personally experienced mental health challenges and even more — 85 percent — saying someone close to them such as a family member, close friend or colleague had experienced them, according to results of new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
November 06, 2018

Accenture Research Shows CFOs Play a Growing Role in Digital Transformations at Financial Services Companies

NEW YORK; Nov. 6, 2018 – Chief financial officers (CFOs) at banks and insurance companies are playing a growing role in digital transformation by leveraging new data and analytic technologies and by assuming greater influence in decisions about technology investments, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
November 06, 2018

Most Electricity Distribution Utilities Are Optimistic and Expect Earnings to Grow Beyond 2025, According to Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; Nov. 6, 2018 – More than nine in 10 utilities executives (94 percent) believe that their electricity distribution business’ earnings growth will remain under severe pressure until approximately 2025. However, they’re far more optimistic about earnings growth potential in the subsequent years, driven by efficiency and improved network performance enabled by the latest digital technologies and new business opportunities, according to a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
November 05, 2018

Banks’ Ability to Maximize Their Use of New Digital Technologies May Be Hindered by Slow Transition to the Cloud, New Research from Accenture Shows

NEW YORK; Nov. 5, 2018 – Although the majority of banks recognize the advantages of building new information technology (IT) systems on cloud platforms, many have been slow to transition to the cloud, and only one in four has a solid strategy for cloud adoption, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 31, 2018

Citizen Comfort with AI Growing, Accenture Study Shows

ARLINGTON, Va; Oct., 31, 2018 – Most citizens are equally or more comfortable using artificial intelligence (AI) for public and private services today compared with 12 months ago, according to findings of a multi-country survey by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 30, 2018

Half of Companies on the Accenture Competitive Agility Index Experienced a Major Drop in Trust, Losing Out on $180B in Potential Revenues

NEW YORK; Oct. 30, 2018 – A decrease in stakeholder trust can have a substantial impact on a company’s competitiveness, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE ACN). The Accenture Competitive Agility Index found that over half (54 percent) of the companies analyzed have experienced a major drop in trust, which conservatively equates to a missed opportunity of $180 billion in potential revenues, based on available data.
October 29, 2018

Final Report from the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Identifies Clear Opportunity to Accelerate the Advancement of Women by Closing the Gap Between Commitment and Action

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, D.C.; Oct. 29, 2018 – The Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (the Council) released today its fifth and final pillar report, "Advancing Women as Leaders in the Private Sector.” The report finds that despite a commitment to advancing women, many companies across Canada and the U.S. are lacking clear goals, the ability to measure progress or accountable leaders to drive progress. There is a real opportunity to accelerate the advancement of women by closing the gap between commitment and action. The good news is that significant research exists to guide companies in creating action plans that can accelerate the slow progress that has been made to date. The final pillar report was led by Tina Lee, Chief Executive Officer, T&T Supermarkets, and Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer – North America, Accenture.
October 29, 2018

Companies Leading in Disability Inclusion Have Outperformed Peers, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 29, 2018 – Companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforces have outperformed their peers, according to a new research report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
October 25, 2018

Accenture Survey Identifies Citizens’ Suggestions for Ways Governments Can Improve Services and Constituents’ Lives

ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 25, 2018 – A survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has identified thousands of suggestions — both practical and optimistic — from U.S. citizens for how government can help make their lives easier.
October 23, 2018

High-Growth Companies Buck Trend of Declining Returns on Innovation, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 23, 2018 – Only one in seven companies is able to tap into the full potential of technology-enabled innovations, with most others missing out on an opportunity for both strong growth in profits and market capitalization, according to a new research report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). At the same time, the report identifies several practices of high-growth companies that have enabled them to derive significant value from innovations where others have failed.