Responsible Business and the Marketplace

At PwC, we play a significant role in the world’s capital markets. We take pride that our people and services help improve the credibility, transparency and reliability of financial statements and information that help guide investors and stakeholders to make informed decisions.

We believe we have a responsibility to uphold and embody ethics, transparency and integrity in all aspects of our work. Our people are leaders who can promote trust in business and use their skills and relationships to promote more ethical and responsible behaviour in the marketplace. By exemplifying responsible leadership and showcasing how sustainability is a core component of strong governance and organizational accountability, we know we can make a significant difference in the success of our people, clients and communities.

Our marketplace initiatives in FY16 reflected our ongoing efforts to integrate good corporate responsibility practices into our own business operations and to look for opportunities to lead the debate on issues impacting our profession. To that end, we continued to focus on enhancing risk management practices—not only for our own operations but also for our clients.

We also continued to develop thought leadership on a variety of topics, including trust in business, market transformation and sustainability, to support our clients in addressing emerging issues related to responsible business. For the fifth year in a row, we conducted an economic impact analysis to help quantify our firm’s impact on the marketplace as well as provided a detailed summary of how our firm’s sponsorships are creating tangible impacts for our communities.