2022-23 Update: Global Trends

by Jim Power & Jeremy Swinfen Green

This course examines the major global trends that accountants should be aware of for 2022-23. By undertaking a PEST analysis, you'll recognise the risks and opportunities they present, so you can advise your organisation on how it might respond to its current environment.

This course is not currently available

This course will enable you to

  • Refresh your knowledge of PEST analysis, and its usefulness to accountants and business advisers
  • Analyse current global political trends and their impact on your organisation
  • Allow for the impact of economic trends on your business planning
  • Identify the potential impact of social trends such as rising inequality, population growth and environmental issues on your business
  • Explore the global technological trends that continue to transform business and the accounting profession

About the course

As business becomes increasingly global, the accountant is increasingly being seen as a source of higher-value business advice and analysis. Your understanding of worldwide trends and their potential impact on your organisation has never been more important. Examining these trends will ensure that you provide the best advice, and identify the issues that require action and oversight.

This course will keep you abreast of the key political, economic, social and technological trends in 2022-23 that should inform your strategic planning and help you develop a competitive business advantage. Explore topics such as geopolitical risks, the global economy, ESG and technology advancements, and how they can aid in the decision-making process for organisations.

Look inside



  • Political
    • PEST analysis
    • PEST and your business
    • Political overview
    • Key political trends
    • Authoritarian leadership
    • Political polarisation
    • Populism
    • Other political factors
  • Economic
    • Key economic trends
    • Economic growth
    • Inflationary trends
    • Inflation
    • Inflationary impacts
    • Labour markets
    • Interest rates
    • Government spending
    • Challenges for businesses
  • Social
    • Key social trends
    • Population demographics
    • Migration
    • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
    • ESG and remote working attitudes
    • Inequality
  • Technological
    • Key technological trends
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Computer vision
    • Big data analytics and data visualisation
    • Blockchain
    • Robotic process automation
    • Remote working risks and opportunities

How it works


Jim Power & Jeremy Swinfen Green

Jim Power is the chief economist for Aviva Ireland, and owner-manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy that he set up in 2010. The company carries out consultancy projects, public speaking, and training, for a variety of public and private sector entities.

Jeremy Swinfen Green has worked in online marketing, communication and business strategy since 1993. He has run Social Media Risk Consulting and its sister agency Mosoco, which provides social media marketing services, since 2013.


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