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A breadth and depth of complex knowledge.

The energy sector globally is in a constant state of change as consumption levels rise and climate change presents new challenges. Differences in tax legislation, rising costs associated with major projects and increasing environmental and safety requirements can present significant challenges to organisations seeking to grow existing operations and expand into new areas.

Across the network as a whole, we work with businesses worldwide to address the energy issues of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.

RSM breaks through US$5bn global revenue

RSM has delivered growth in every business line, reflecting RSM’s commitment to help middle market businesses fulfil their global ambitions. 2017 saw revenues rise by 5.6% to US$5.1bn.

Big data and the middle market

This article explores the use of Big Data by middle market businesses, whose adoption of these new technologies lags behind that of other sectors of the international business community. 

5 things middle market companies need to know about renewable energy

There has been a significant shift in the renewable energy market over the last ten years. Previously, the incremental development and high costs of renewable energy discouraged growth in the industry, but in recent times, advancements in the commercial and technological arena have transformed the landscape. Now, renewables are competing on a similar scale to fossil fuels for global investment. Between 2006 and 2015, investment in renewable energy totalled $2.2 trillion.

132 businesses to compete at Grand Final of European Business Awards

132 businesses from 32 European countries are hoping to be named a winner in Europe’s biggest and toughest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at its Gala Event Final on 17 June in Milan, Italy.

Global trends in renewable energy

Historically, the incremental development and high costs of renewable energy discouraged the rapid expansion of that industry. But recent shifts in the commercial and technological landscape signal a transformative moment for renewable energy, which now presents a credible challenge to fossil fuels in the competition for global investment.

Global economic review 2015/16: a new mediocre?

In October 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its semi-annual World Economic Outlook. The IMF forecasts global economic output to grow by 3.6 percent in 2016, an improvement over world GDP growth rates in 2014 (3.4 percent) and 2015 (3.1 percent). 

The Evolution of Tax: a fifty-year perspective

A thought-leadership paper analysing the future evolution of the tax landscape, benchmarked against tax trends of the last 50 years. It includes the opinions of over 50 RSM tax leaders from around the world.  

Rebuilding the Global Economy

Insights from an international comparative study of business ‘birth’ and ‘death’ rates.

The Road to Recovery

Insights from an international comparative study of business ‘birth’ and ‘death’ rates.  

The Transpacific Partnership

In June 2015 the U.S. Congress granted fast track authority to President Barack Obama, clearing the way for final negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). The completion of the 12-member TPP would create a mega-regional zone representing 40 percent of global GDP and 26 percent of world trade.

International Tax Reform: The Drive to Close Tax Loopholes in the OECD

In September 2013, the leaders of the G20 countries meeting in St. Petersburg endorsed the OECD’s Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Sharing (BEPS). The 15-point plan includes the following:

Investment is down, capacity is up; where does the future of renewable energy lie?

Our latest Talking Points article, by RSM’s economic advisor David Bartlett, discusses the relationship between investment, capacity and efficiency in the renewable energy market.

Africa: The Last Frontier of the World Economy

Once dismissed as an economic backwater beset by political turmoil, Africa has become an attractive market for globally active companies seeking long-term profitable growth.

The Future of Renewable Energy

The global development of renewable energy encounters a number of obstacles:

RSM Survey of International Business Confidence

This report summarises the results of a survey of international business confidence conducted at the RSM Annual Conference in London in November 2012. The survey gauged the views of over 280 senior leaders from within RSM member firms 70 countries on the following issues:

Renewable Energy In Poland

Poland is the European Union’s most coal-dependent economy. Coal represents over 80 percent of Poland’s national energy production and nearly 90 percent of its electricity generation. The outsized share of coal in Poland’s energy sector heightens pressure to develop renewable energy to meet the European Union’s 20-20-20 Directive.

China’s Carbon Trading Experiment is good news for the Cleantech industry (and the planet)

The recent report “China’s Carbon Emission Trading: an Experiment to Watch” by the Stockholm Environment Institute provides a 

Corporate culture: Creating strong guardrails for governance and ERM

How do you define your organization’s corporate culture? Often, corporate culture is difficult to describe.

The Brussels Agreement: Fiscal Adjustment and Economic Growth in Europe

On December 9, the European Council met in Brussels to devise a resolution of the Euro crisis that imperils the still fragile recovery from the global financial crisis.

Fallout of the Euro Crisis

On 27 October 2011, the 17 Euro countries agreed to new €100 billion bailout package for Greece, which included a 50 percent write down of Greek government bonds held by private European banks.

Communication Infrastructure and Broadband Growth in Africa

As the growth of Africa’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) infrastructure proceeds, industry players are placing greater emphasis on mobile data and other value added services such as mobile banking and funds transfer.

Clean Technology in Europe

Amid rising concerns about global climate change and growing anxieties over regional energy security, the European Union has launched a range of initiatives to spur adoption of clean technologies:

The Business of Bio-Energy

Our Irish member firm, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, yesterday hosted "The Business of Bio-Energy" conference in Dublin with law firm Byrne Wallace.

India as the Global Technology Hub

Over the past two decades, India has become the global leader in offshore IT (Information Technology) and BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) services. India’s IT/BPO industry is poised to reach annual revenues of US$225 billion by 2020.

Small and Medium Enterprises in the Global Economy

Small and medium enterprises, which played a crucial role in job creation and economic growth in the early and mid-2000s, incurred major setbacks during the Great Recession. In the European Union, SME employment fell by over three million jobs in 2009-10.

Corporate Sustainability

“Corporate Sustainability” – broadly conceived as the formal integration of economic, environmental, and social factors in managerial decision making and corporate governance – is assuming a central role in global business.

Prospects for the World Economy 2011

Three years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the contours of the global rebound have taken shape.

Renewable Energy in Europe 2010

The development of renewable energy in Europe faces a host of environmental, economic and political hurdles. Imported fossil fuels represent more than half of European energy consumption. At projected growth rates, the share of imported hydrocarbons will rise to 70 percent of total energy consumption by 2020.

Economic Impact of the World Cup

International sporting events offer significant potential benefits to host countries: modernization of infrastructure; upgrading of tourist facilities; increased foreign commerce; heightened global prestige and visibility.

Eurasia in the Global Economy

Eurasia, the landmass bridging the traditional continents of Europe and Asia, has become a bulwark of the global economy.

International Tax Representation

Companies planning to expand their international operations need to consider a wide variety of factors: Foreign demand for the company’s products and services;  transparency and cost efficiency of foreign subsidiaries; operating, investing, financing and non-cash expenses; and the impact of international expansion on the company’s aggregate tax burden.