Exposure of companies to disruptive industry changes is over 41 trillion USD, says Accenture
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of the industrial sectors have experienced major changes over the last eight years, which implies exposure to industry disruption of over 41 trillion USD in the market value of companies (stock market capitalization + net debt), according to a new Accenture report.
The report, entitled “Breaking Through Disruption: Embrace the Power of the Wise Pivot,” is based on the Accenture Disruptability Index, which measures the current level of disturbance and sensitivity to future destabilization in 18 industries, using an analysis of 10,000 listed companies.
The new report puts into question the wrong perception that the periods of major changes are sudden and short and concludes that they are in fact persistent: More than four out of five industries (83%) spent at least five years in the same period of destabilization between 2011 and 2018. In addition, the report notes that industry participants are aware of the perturbation threats and that all 18 industries have increased their resilience.