By: Laura Gitman, Chief Operating Officer, BSR, and Aimee Louise Bataclan, Manager, Communications and Marketing, BSR
We are living through a time of tremendous external disruption, technological innovation, and increased political, social, and climate risk. As a result of this ongoing disruption, we are seeing increased mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity as companies seek to buy into the latest innovation, to disrupt the competition—or to prevent being disrupted by the competition.
Transactions are exploding as growing organizations look to buy rather than build new offerings or capabilities from the ground up. In 2017, companies announced more than 50,600 transactions with a total value of $3.5 trillion, and the M&A momentum shows no signs of slowing down.
In today’s global marketplace, many companies are seizing opportunities to expand their businesses’ footprint through new partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. But as these companies work to bring their new assets or partnerships into the company fold, many aren’t prepared to integrate their environment, health and safety (EHS) programs.
For any sized company, stepping into an emerging market is tempting and can offer many open-ended opportunities. Of course, just like any opportunity, there are its risks and when expanding into emerging markets, there are greater possibilities of corruption and bribery risk, more so then markets that are already established. So the question always remains, how do you move forward and address FCPA Risks in emerging global markets and is the risk more when dealing with acquisitions that involve government contracts?
Merger creates potent combo of brands and resources to accelerate growth
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Francisco, CA - October 20, 2011 - Leading independent green business media companies Sustainable Industries and TriplePundit today announced they are joining forces in a merger.