A podcast series exploring the latest trends and current topics in the corporate world.
The Podcast "Inside Corporates" brings you the big business and financial stories of the moment with leading thinkers from all around the world. We share your concerns and here we discuss the issues with Deloitte’s leaders, think tanks from across industries and market experts. Listen in and follow our Podcast on all popular audio platforms.
Insights into the money transfer business – with Arun Tharmarajah, Head of European Banking at Wise
Speaker: Arun Tharmarajah, Head of European Banking at Wise
Host: Matt Lock
What were the biggest barriers Wise faced when the company was founded?
What type of strategic partnerships is Wise entering and what are potential issues?
Where are the biggest disruptions and changes expected over the next 5-10 years?
The young FinTech Wise, also formerly known as TransferWise was founded in 2011 and has grown to a serious market player with a global footprint. The mission of Wise is to enable cross-border money transfers and avoid expensive and nontransparent processes. In this podcast we get insights into the mission of Wise, it’s future plans and its collaborations with European banks.
"We want to make the world truly borderless. We want spending money to be as easy as sending an email all over the world."
Strategic partnerships - with Vanessa Gentile, Alliance & Channel Lead at Salesforce Switzerland
Speaker: Vanessa Gentile, Alliance & Channel Lead at Salesforce Switzerland
Moderator: Matt Lock
What makes Salesforce so successful?
What are the top 3 considerations when entering strategic partnerships or looking for alliances?
Salesforce has launched a few products to help companies navigate the pandemic. But what are these?
Salesforce just marked the 22nd anniversary in March and since the founding in 1999 has developed into one of the most successful CRMs worldwide. In this podcast we want to understand what made Salesforce so successful, but also what criteria is important to the firm when entering into strategic partnerships or alliances. Additionally, on a personal note our speaker Vanessa reveals a very helpful and innovative way of keeping kids busy with only a dice while working from home.
We don't see each other anymore and trust is getting more and more important to empower relationships in general. If they know you care about them, you trust them, then you have achieved a strong relationship with your partners, with your community, and also with your customers and your internal stakeholders.
#M&A #StrategicPartnerships #StrategicAlliances #Trust #BringWomenBacktoWork #BWBTW #WorkingfromHome
Value of strategic partnerships – with Daniel Schmucki, CFO at SIX Group
Speaker: Daniel Schmucki, CFO at SIX Group
Host: Matt Lock
Given that trust is important in order to enter into a strategic partnership, but how much harder is it to build trusted partnerships in our virtual world?
“You should always do your homework before you start a partnership”. What are the activities that are most important here?
What are the top 3 tips that need to be considered when entering into a strategic partnership?
We have all been experiencing the impact of lockdowns, and we see that there is an emerging interest in exploring new ways of collaborating. In this podcast we cover the topic of strategic partnerships, what to consider when entering into strategic partnerships and how SIX in Switzerland is dealing with the topic. SIX operates the infrastructure for the financial centers in Switzerland and Spain and ensures the flow of information and money between financial market players. One of the successful products of SIX is TWINT, which is covered in this podcast as well.
“Partnerships can be considered as successful when they achieve at least one of the following goals. First, access to new customers and markets. Secondly, the improvement of capabilities and or resources. And third, the reduction of financial and operational risk.”
#M&A #StrategicPartnerships #SIX #TWINT #BusinessStrategy
Mergers, Acquisitions and it’s accelerators during and post COVID-19
What impact did the pandemic have on business valuations and what challenges are noticeable now?
In which areas will corporates and private equities adjust their strategic priorities after the pandemic?
Are companies conducting due diligence differently today?
COVID-19 has felt like a rollercoaster and despite uncertainties the market is experiencing accelerations of M&A opportunities for corporates and private equity in certain sectors. This podcast explores the emerging trends from the current environment, explores where the pandemic has accelerated the M&A business and explains how M&A activity may develop in 2021.
Roberto Micelli, Partner M&A, Deloitte AG: "We observe that a significant number of corporate sellers are open to negotiate lower prices if the sales process is quick, smooth and "clean". This is quite new. COVID-19 has accelerated that trend and this increases opportunities for buyers, especially for private equity buyers."
#M&A #Valuations #BusinessStrategy #DueDiligence #Stockmarkets #Accelerators #Integration #Separation
Speaker: Roberto Micelli, Partner M&A, Deloitte AG
Host: Matt Lock
Leadership in times of crises
Navigating a company in times of crisis is a challenge, however phases like these demand to focus on what is really important in business as well as private life. This episode shares insights from Deloitte’s CEO in Switzerland, his leadership approach during COVID-19 and the top tips for CEOs when leading in times of crises.
Did the pandemic change Deloitte Switzerland’s strategy?
How relevant is the sustainability topic to Deloitte and how does Deloitte live the topic internally?
Where will corporates be spending their time in the coming months and years and are there any top tips to share with fellow leaders?
Reto Savoia: "Authenticity is key. Try to find your own authentic leadership style. Particularly in times of crises, we need to build trust and credibility with our people and foster an open, honest and transparent communication."
Speaker: Reto Savoia, CEO Deloitte Switzerland
Moderator: Matt Lock
#Social responsibility #Resilience #Digital transformation #CEO #Purpose-led strategy #Authentic leadership
Sustainable Finance, still a topic or now even more than ever?
Speaker: Amandine Favier (Head Sustainable Finance at WWF Switzerland)
Moderator: Matt Lock
What is “Sustainable Finance” and how can it help the wider organisation?
When will ESG become comparable amongst countries, as there is no agreed definition yet?
How did COVID-19 impact the ESG goals so far?
Future finance functions and their capital allocation decisions have a critical role to play when it comes to sustainability. In this episode we discuss what environmental and social risk management means and how financial institutions can integrate key environmental issues (e.g. fighting bio-diversity loss or climate change) into their strategic decisions.
"What kind of future do we want in 20 years time? We want our future to be a climate safe world with a “net zero emission” - means that there is more emission that is being absorbed from the atmosphere than emitted in the atmosphere.”
#SustainableFinance #ESG #Biodiversity loss #Climatechange #CapitalAllocation