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Differentiation
  • 3.0 / 5
Appeal
  • 4.4 / 5
Resilience
  • 4.0 / 5
Prompting action
  • 2.3 / 5
Total
  • 13.7 / 5
Navigating the rising tide of uncertainty
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The extent of the research that sits behind PwC’s 23rd annual global CEO survey is impressive. Survey data is truly global in nature, and is supplemented with face-to-face interviews with CEOs across six regions. The report delivers compelling longitudinal comparisons, with a richness of analysis that lifts the level of insight above that of many annual studies. Data is thoughtfully presented in charts that manage to be both easy to follow and rich in terms of the volume of information presented.
Quality score
Differentiation
  • 3.3 / 5
Appeal
  • 3.0 / 5
Resilience
  • 3.8 / 5
Prompting action
  • 2.7 / 5
Total
  • 12.8 / 5
Climate AI: How artificial intelligence can power your climate action strategy
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Capgemini takes a fresh look at the topic of innovation, explaining that the issue that many organisations face is one of scaling and adoption, rather than ideation or experimentation. Drawing on interviews with leaders in organisations that have successfully scaled innovation, it offers recommendations as to how organisations can take a new approach.
Quality score
Differentiation
  • 3.0 / 5
Appeal
  • 2.8 / 5
Resilience
  • 2.8 / 5
Prompting action
  • 3.0 / 5
Total
  • 11.6 / 5
Engineering efficiency to finance the future
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Kearney draws on its experience with automotive companies to identify key targets for cost saving. A sharp focus on engineering costs within these companies enables Kearney to home in on the specific benefits that can be achieved. Use of real life examples adds further weight to the arguments being put forward, and action steps proposed are sufficiently detailed to help the target audience work out how to get started. 
Quality score
Differentiation
  • 3.3 / 5
Appeal
  • 3.4 / 5
Resilience
  • 4.0 / 5
Prompting action
  • 2.3 / 5
Total
  • 13.1 / 5
Care to do better:
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Accenture showcases its skills around gathering a wide-ranging data set that encompasses qualitative and quantitative primary research and company performance information. It then applies complex analytics approaches, including econometric and regression modelling, to generate rich insights that considerably enhance the value of the underlying data and drive out new thinking. The author partnership between internal Accenture and Marriott experts adds an additional dimension to the report’s findings.
Quality score
Differentiation
  • 3.3 / 5
Appeal
  • 2.8 / 5
Resilience
  • 4.0 / 5
Prompting action
  • 2.3 / 5
Total
  • 12.5 / 5
The value pitch: The importance of team management
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This report by McKinsey occupies an interesting niche—maximising the value of a football team—putting together an engaging case for this being about more than sporting success or commercial activity. It does a great job of taking an in-depth look at public domain information over a five-year period to examine the strategies of the 69 most successful European clubs, proving that differentiated and thought-provoking insight doesn't always have to come off the back of primary research. 
Quality score
Differentiation
  • 3.3 / 5
Appeal
  • 3.2 / 5
Resilience
  • 3.5 / 5
Prompting action
  • 2.3 / 5
Total
  • 12.4 / 5
2020 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index
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By repeating its in-depth review of 30 global markets, KPMG is able to track progress over time and offer up an impressive amount of detailed analysis, drawing on a comprehensive proprietary scoring methodology. The engaging format and clear structure facilitate dipping into different slices of information, and easy-to-follow graphics make key messages easily digestible.