A few weeks ago, a middle-aged friend joked to some office colleagues that he found millennials frustrating to handle — “until you have to convert a PDF file into a word document”.
An actual millennial — normally defined as someone born between the early 1980s and 1996 — was furious. “I could do without the ageist jokes,” she wrote in an email. “In 10 years, [people] will see this as the equivalent as saying everyone hates blacks — until they need a basketball player.”
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By Gillian Tett
Source: Financial Times
This article explores the present business climate, identifies four main emerging trends, and reviews additional future tendencies that might impact M&A transactions in 2024. Speaking with experts at Deloitte, they share some insight into the current trends in this space and how this all aligns with corporate sustainability investments and objectives.
The business touts great drive towards a more environmentally friendly and socially acceptable supply chain with a focus on packaging, emissions reduction, electrification, and inclusivity. This relies on the support of its Hellenic Bottling Company (Coca-Cola HBC), which—based in Steinhausen, Switzerland—produces a sales volume in the billions.
Wildly inefficient—that too often describes the state of our global supply chain. With 90 percent of worldwide trade relying on shipping and $13 trillion spent on logistics annually, the industry is a behemoth. Yet, it lacks data-based decision support and information sharing.