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Navigating today’s value creation ecosystem

Navigating today’s value creation ecosystem

The COVID-19 experience has been a stark reminder that while meeting the expectations of shareholders is important, it’s only one aspect of the role businesses play. How do business leaders adapt to an environment where an increasingly wide and more diverse set of stakeholders has a concrete influence on the way value is created, protected and sustained? Claude Fuhrer and Christophe Bourgoin touch on some of the changes and their implications for business leaders.

Act now to recover: getting your working capital management fit for the future

Act now to recover: getting your working capital management fit for the future

With such great uncertainty prevailing about the future and pressure created by low business activity, companies in many industries are at risk of running into cash issues. This means it’s important to gain transparency on your liquidity forecast to spot problems early on, implement a cash culture throughout the business to preserve cash, and identify potential levers to improve the situation in the medium to long term. Managing your working capital properly will enable you not only to preserve value, but to actually create it longer term.

Act now to recover: getting your operations fit for the future

Act now to recover: getting your operations fit for the future

The Covid-19 crisis has taken businesses into unexplored territory. On the one hand there’s been unprecedented uncertainty as to the further course of the pandemic and the recovery of the economy. On the other hand there have never been richer and more varied sources of capital available to businesses seeking to finance change. In this post I argue why, if your company isn’t currently struggling for survival, this is a great time to take action –an opportunity to review the lessons learned from Covid-19 and make your operations stronger, more resilient and more likely to succeed, whatever the future may bring.

Act now to recover: know your financial restructuring options and manage your stakeholders

Act now to recover: know your financial restructuring options and manage your stakeholders

Despite the options available to help Swiss businesses weather the initial COVID-19 storm and signs that the economy isn’t doing as badly as expected, companies shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Now’s the time to address any financing issues intelligently and proactively to assure the immediate survival of your business. But it’s also the time to think about how you need to transform to remain profitable and financially viable in the long term.