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Looking Ahead to 2021: Key Business Sectors and Issues

Looking ahead to 2021, APCO Worldwide’s business experts analyzed potential trends and provided their predictions for the new year—examining the future of hospitality, global energy, financial technology and capital markets—where all signs point to continued focus on health, tech and safety...
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Germany’s EU Council Presidency is Coming to an End, but the Financial Sector’s Digital Transformation is Here to Stay

Even with Germany’s EU Council Presidency coming to an end, it is expected that digital transformation in the financial sector will still be a widely discussed topic in 2021, in particular, as it intertwines with other legislative plans at the European level...
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Lessons from the Wirecard Scandal and the Potential for Acting Bold in the Aftermath

Today, many in Germany consider the current Wirecard AG scandal as “their Enron moment.” By grasping this crisis, Minister Scholz stepped up to start the debate around the insolvent Fintech asking the obvious questions of how and where the oversight system has failed...
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This Time It’s Different for Financial Services

In the financial sector, leaders who are able to read the emerging social landscape—and are willing to lead through their values and actions—will have the most opportunities to come back from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger...
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Brexit

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made agreement on the future of the UK-EU relationship by December 2020 quite unrealistic...
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Americans Impacted by COVID-19 Look for Corporate Leadership and Empathy

The economic shock of COVID-19 is being felt by American workers and retail investors as the country registers 17 million applications for unemployment and absorbs painful stock market losses. A recent survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by APCO Worldwide offers insights for business leaders and communicators as they work to navigate the weeks and months ahead...
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Turning ESG Commitments into Action

In recent years, ESG, sustainability, inclusion and diversity have become common buzz words in business, particularly in financial services. Executives understand that they need to promote these issues to attract top talent and improve their bottom line, and top companies are now racing to do this better than their competitors...
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Money and Influence on Social Media

With many B2B and B2C audiences now getting their financial insights through social media, financial companies must consider incorporating digital influencers as part of a well-designed communications strategy. ..
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The Journey Towards Stakeholder Value

The investors of today understand that successful companies need to be able to drive innovation and deliver transformative solutions that benefit customers and society...
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The Future of Business Sectors in Europe

Businesses across the region and around the world are looking to Europe with a keen eye on its future. APCO’s team of experts shares insights on the future of various European sectors...
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