Eight in 10 College Graduates Feel Prepared For the Workforce Despite Nearly Half of Young Employees Being Underemployed, According to Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; May 12, 2015 – The vast majority of 2015 U.S. college graduates are confident about their working future, with eight in 10 reporting that their education prepared them well for the workforce, according to research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). This optimism contrasts starkly with 2013 and 2014 graduates, nearly half of whom (49 percent) consider themselves underemployed or working in a job that does not require a college degree – a steady increase from 46 percent of grads surveyed in 2014 and 41 percent of those surveyed in 2013.
May 12, 2015

European Workers Set to Embrace Digital Technologies in the Workplace, Accenture Research Shows

BRUSSELS; May 7, 2015 – The European workforce is optimistic about the impact of digital technologies while companies face challenges in pursuing digital business models, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) which reveals that more than four times as many workers think digital technologies will improve their working lives than those who think it will have a negative impact.
May 07, 2015

CDP Extends Accenture Contract for Digital Strategy and Technology Services That Help Improve Environmental Performance of Companies and Cities

LONDON;  Apr. 24, 2015 – CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, has appointed Accenture as its Global Digital Partner in an agreement that extends the two organizations’ relationship which began in 2010. The new contract extends Accenture’s support for a further 12 months.
April 24, 2015

Accenture Acquires Axia Limited to Expand Accenture Strategy Capabilities for Helping Clients Improve Competitiveness

New York; April 3, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Axia Limited, a U.S.-based strategy consulting services provider. The acquisition bolsters the capabilities of Accenture Strategy to help clients improve their competitiveness by delivering growth through strategic cost management and organizational agility. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
April 03, 2015

Increased Use of Digital Technologies Could Add $1.36 Trillion to World’s Top 10 Economies in 2020, According to New Study from Accenture

NEW YORK; March 10, 2015 – The increased use of digital technologies could boost productivity for the world’s top 10 economies and add US$1.36 trillion to their total economic output in 2020, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study is based on the Accenture Digital Density Index, a tool that helps companies make better strategic investments based on granular measures of digital performance.  
March 10, 2015

Suppliers in the United States, Brazil, China and India Least Resilient Against Climate Change Risks, Finds New Global Study from CDP and Accenture

NEW YORK; January 27, 2015  -- Lack of preparation currently leaves supply chains in Brazil, China, India and the United States more vulnerable to climate risks than those in Europe and Japan. However, suppliers in China and India deliver the greatest financial return on investment to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and demonstrate the strongest appetite for collaboration across the value chain, according to research released today by CDP, the international NGO formerly called Carbon Disclosure Project, and Accenture (NYSE:ACN).
January 27, 2015

U.S. “Switching Economy” Up 29 Percent since 2010 as Companies Struggle to Keep Up with the Nonstop Customer, Finds Accenture

NEW YORK; Jan. 21, 2015 – U.S. companies are struggling to keep pace with their customers’ “always on” nature and greater use of digital channels, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). As a result, the “Switching Economy” – the potential revenue up for grabs in the U.S. market due to changes in consumer spending patterns and switching rates – has swelled to $1.6 trillion, a 29 percent increase since 2010.
January 21, 2015

Industrial Internet of Things Will Boost Economic Growth, but Greater Government and Business Action Needed to Fulfill its Potential, Finds Accenture

DAVOS, Switzerland; Jan. 21, 2015 – At a time of uncertain economic growth, the Industrial Internet of Things could contribute US$14.2 trillion to world output by 2030, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). But these potential gains are at risk because neither companies nor governments are taking sufficient actions to put in place the conditions necessary for the wide adoption of new digital technologies. 
January 21, 2015

Accenture Names Omar Abbosh Chief Strategy Officer, Succeeding Shawn Collinson

NEW YORK; Dec. 22, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the appointment of Omar Abbosh as chief strategy officer. He succeeds Shawn Collinson, who will retire from the company. These changes are effective March 1, 2015.
December 22, 2014

Digital Transformation Enables Expansion of Shared Services Model to Non-Traditional Business Functions, Accenture and HfS Research Study Shows

NEW YORK; December 11, 2014 – Extensive use of digital technologies is expected to support the implementation of advanced shared services models across a broader range of business functions over the next several years, new joint research from Accenture and HfS Research shows.
December 11, 2014