PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with 208,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. PwC is part of the global conversation and movement towards responsible business practices that create positive change in the world. PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. See www.pwc.com/structure for further details.
Developing good governance
The biggest casualties of the global financial crisis have been trust and confidence. Both private companies and public institutions now attract much greater scrutiny, resulting in regulatory and public policies developments, having a wide range of implications for companies and their auditors.
At PwC, we are committed to serving as a force for integrity, good sense and wise solutions to the problems facing businesses and the capital markets today. Transparency and good standards of corporate governance — both in our clients' businesses and in our own — are central to our ability to achieve those objectives. We aim to continue to achieve them from a position of strength as a leader in our profession.
PwC have extensive experience working with government bodies throughout the European Union and beyond, on a wide range of subjects, such as integrated reporting, sustainability and climate change, corporate governance, employment, macro-economics, healthcare, technology, and media.
In recent years we have largely focused on aspects of EU Audit legislation and its implementation across the EU member states and EU tax policy looking at how the new legislation would help to enhance the quality of audits and financial reporting for the benefit of the capital markets both within the EU and around the world.
Forward looking, we continue to reflect on the future role of the audit, financial reporting, tax, corporate governance, and areas that would assist the EC objective of fostering jobs and growth.
You can find more information about what has been happening through the link to our global regulatory page, read our latest regulatory briefing and sign up for updates from us: