Hey dbeckham32 and b_ware,
I was asked about the effects of the recession and talked about decline in mergers/acquisitions (and therefore the decline in demand for related services that KPMG provides), I mentioned the changes in demand to other service lines (tax services increasing), and talked about increased scrutiny on auditors and stuff like that as a result of all the chaos with HBOS etc. Nothing too detailed, but I got through so it was enough!
When talking about businesses, I don’t think it really matters if its local, global, or what sector it is it, as long as you talk confidently, enthusiastically and have justification for whatever you say. I spoke about a company that I worked for on my gap year, a family owned food retailer in Vancouver, and it went down very well, mostly (I reckon) because I knew about the company and what it was doing and was comfortable talking about it.
Making an Impact - no questioning on this as its all about how you come across, so be confident, professional, enthusiastic and SMILE! …and try to contain those nerves
Drive and resilience - you need to show them with your examples that you can adapt to change (circumstances, targets, etc), work under pressure and motivate yourself
As for commercial awareness… I was in the same boat, I just read up on BBC News Business section online over the course of a couple weeks and that got me through. Keep an eye out for anything to do with Banks, big business stories, anything to do with the Pre Budget report, mergers, acquisitions, etc. Also check the KPMG Media section, and the FT if you have time.
Hope that helps and good luck!