Utility Industry Executives Say Rising Severe Weather from Climate Change Threatens Grid Operations and Increases Need for Resilience, According to Accenture Research

NEW YORK; May 14, 2020 – More than nine in 10 executives (95%) believe that climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions has been a contributing factor to increased extreme weather events that their electricity networks have experienced over the past 10 years, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). In addition, 90% believe an expected rise in severe weather poses an increased financial risk to their grid businesses.
May 14, 2020

COVID-19 Increasing Consumers' Focus on "Ethical Consumption," Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; May 4, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter consumer behaviors permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, according to findings of an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey of more than 3,000 consumers in 15 countries across five continents.
May 04, 2020

Bank Fees are Getting Squeezed in the Face of Regulation and New Competitors, Putting 5% of Revenues at Risk, Accenture Report Finds

NEW YORK, LONDON and HONG KONG; March 10, 2020 – Incumbent banks are at risk of losing billions of dollars in retail revenues in the next three to five years, as new competitors draw customers with no-fee banking services and regulators in select markets mandate simple banking fee structures to protect consumers, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
March 11, 2020

New Accenture Research Finds Leaders and Employees Hold Differing Views on Progress Toward Equality

NEW YORK; Mar. 4, 2020 – A significant gap exists between the way leaders and employees view progress toward equality in their organizations, according to new research from Accenture. Closing the gap will yield substantial benefits for companies and their employees.
March 04, 2020

Eight in 10 Businesses Believe Impact of 5G Will Be Significant But Security Concerns Persist, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; Feb. 25, 2020 – Businesses believe that 5G will be the most revolutionary network evolution yet but still have concerns about the technology’s security, according to the results of a global study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 25, 2020

U.K. Neobanks Near 20 Million Customers in 2019, but Customer and Deposit Growth Rates Slow, According to Research from Accenture

LONDON; Feb. 24, 2020 – Neobanks operating in the U.K. added more than 6 million new customers in the second half of 2019, ending the year with 19.6 million customers globally, according to Accenture’s Digital Banking Tracker (NYSE: ACN).
February 24, 2020

Citizens Willing to Share Personal Data with Government in Exchange for Enhanced Customer Services, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Feb. 24, 2020 – The majority of citizens are willing to share personal information with government agencies in exchange for better service, according to a global study issued today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 24, 2020

Fintech Fundraising Grew Strongly in Most Major Markets in 2019, Accenture Analysis Finds

HONG KONG, NEW YORK and LONDON; Feb. 20, 2020 – Investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures rose sharply in most major markets in 2019, led by gains in the U.S. and U.K. and emerging economies such as India and Brazil, according to Accenture (NYSE: ACN) analysis of data from CB Insights, a global venture-finance data and analytics firm.
February 20, 2020

Accenture Technology Vision 2020: From Tech-Clash to Trust, the Focus Must Be on People

NEW YORK; Feb. 12, 2020 – To compete and succeed in a world where digital is everywhere, companies need a new focus on balancing “value” with “values,” aligning their drive to create business value with their customers’ and employees’ values and expectations, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2020. The 20th edition of Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) annual report predicts the key technology trends that will redefine businesses over the next three years.
February 12, 2020

Only 17% of Organizations Globally Considered “Leaders” in Cyber Resilience, According to Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Feb. 3, 2020 – Despite higher levels of investment in advanced cybersecurity technologies over the past three years, less than one-fifth of organizations are effectively stopping cyberattacks and finding and fixing breaches fast enough to lower the impact, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 03, 2020