Connecting Corporate and Societal Value Creation

KPMG’s New Vision of Value Report has found that corporate and societal value creation are increasingly connected. The report identifies three key drivers that are closing the gap between corporate and societal value creation: new regulations and standards; the growing influence of stakeholders; and changing market dynamics driven by economic, social and environmental mega forces. […]

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Delivering customer excellence in the midst of changing behaviour

In the current digital age, customers literally have access to more information at their fingertips, and are more empowered when making purchasing decisions than ever before. In comparison to the pre-internet era, customers no longer set up formal meetings with a broker prior to making an insurance purchase. Right now they are more likely to […]

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Investing In The Future: Opportunities for Investment Managers

KPMG’s Investing in the Future report reflects that there are significant opportunities for investment managers to play an increased role in the industry value chain. One key finding is that investment return will continue to be important for customers/clients. KPMG believes that the investment pendulum is continuing to swing from manufacturing to distribution and that […]

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Gender Based Violence cost categories unpacked

Having explored Gender Based Violence cost types, we can now unpack cost categories. An alternative way to present the costs associated with violence against women is to consider cost categories. This is perhaps a better way to illustrate the wide impact that violence can have. It must be emphasised that every incidence of violence is […]

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Gender Based Violence cost types

The costs of Gender Based Violence and the impact on children is typically described as direct (or tangible), indirect (or intangible) and opportunity costs. Direct, or tangible, costs are those representing actual paid expenses, or real money spent, on the provision of services, facilities, or expenses incurred by the victim or the household. Indirect, or intangible, […]

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Africa’s leading stock exchanges are open for trading

Despite growing interest and investment in Africa, the lack of complete and good quality information about the African stock markets is contributing to a continued hesitancy by international public companies to list on Africa’s stock exchanges and for foreign investors to invest in domestic companies listed on African stock exchanges. KPMG’s “Listing in Africa” report, […]

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Tax avoidance and the Audit Committee

We have recently witnessed an increasing trend by both civil society and tax authorities in applying a moral and ethical responsibility to companies around their tax obligations. In some attempt to address tax avoidance, tax authorities around the world are entering into co-operation agreements to share tax related information, eg. FATCA is an agreement between […]

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KPMG study shows nearly 60% of family owned businesses are struggling to find external finance to fund investment

Our global survey – Family matters: Financing family business growth through individual investors, has found that 58% of family businesses are currently seeking external financing to fund their business development plans. The survey also examines the various sources of funding for family business, as well as the potential synergies between high net worth individuals (HNWI) […]

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