Publications

  • Banking Strategy for the Long Game

    September 17, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Despite pressures to improve next quarter's stock performance, banking remains a long game, demanding a decade-long perspective. Here's how senior banking teams can incorporate the salient themes into their strategic planning.

  • Plotting a Path to Financial Excellence

    July 31, 2017 | Corporate Finance | CFO.com

    Bains "Financial Excellence Diagnostic" identifies the specific capabilities that will enable a company to achieve financial excellence, based on its own unique position.

  • Unleashing Finance's Full Potential

    July 19, 2017 | Bain infographic

    INTERACTIVE FEATURE Plot Your Path to Financial Excellence Is your Finance organization world class? Answer these questions to assess how your company's financial performance matches up to its strategic goals.

  • When the Finance Department Becomes a Company's Secret Weapon

    June 16, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Digital disruption, activist investors and growing complexity have caused companies to rely more heavily on their Finance departments to take on a more strategic role.

  • The Digital Opportunity in Paper & Packaging

    June 12, 2017 | Bain infographic

    Three steps paper and packaging companies can take to become digital leaders.

  • New Bank Strategies Require New Operating Models

    May 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    It’s high time for banks to shake up creaky structures and ways of working—and time is running short for responding to incursions by nonbank technology firms.

  • Unfolding the Benefits of Digital in Paper and Packaging

    March 22, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Even as digital reduces demand for paper it creates new opportunities in product, supply chain and customer innovation.

  • The CEO Agenda: Full Potential Plan

    September 30, 2016 | Bain video

    The CEOs who successfully transform a company bring a full potential mindset to work every day.

  • Talking to Activists: How to Deal With a Pushy Challenger

    July 11, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | National Association of Corporate Directors | Media mention

    The best way to deal with activists is to get into and ahead of their thinking. In Agitators and Reformers: How to Respond to Activist Investors, Bain Partners Josh Hinkel, Henrik Poppe, Martin Toner and Chuck Whitten lay out seven categories that activist investors focus on.

  • Talking to Activists: How to Deal With a Pushy Challenger

    July 11, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | National Association of Corporate Directors | Media mention

    The best way to deal with activists is to get into and ahead of their thinking. In Agitators and Reformers: How to Respond to Activist Investors, Bain Partners Josh Hinkel, Henrik Poppe, Martin Toner and Chuck Whitten lay out seven categories that activist investors focus on.