Need to know what's on the minds of regulators, standard setters, business leaders and others as they set the course for improved governance, reporting, and assurance? The latest edition (44 pages) shares PwC views on today's hot topics and keeps you up-to-date with new developments from around the world.
The governance section discusses Trust: the overlooked asset and examines how a business's long-term survival and success depends on its ability to build and sustain trust. This section also looks at how companies articulate ethical values and principles in Tone from the top, finding that many companies struggle to make these 'live'.
15 governance articles, including:
In Turning complaints into progress, John Hitchins, PwC global chief accountant, argues that complaints from preparers and users should inspire debate about how to improve future standards. Meanwhile, in Investors speak out on fair value, the results of a recent survey are unravelled.
17 financial reporting articles, including:
The investment community wants 'narrative' with numbers, according to members of the Corporate Reporting Users' Forum. Find out what else they are looking for from your corporate reporting.
13 broader reporting articles, including:
To build trust in business and the capital markets the audit must be relevant. Time to move the audit forward suggests several actions to help make it fit for purpose. Many companies are taking a fresh look at what external verification offers in the way of Generating value through transparency as they strive to improve in this area.
12 assurance articles, including:
For hard copies of World Watch, or to subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies of our publications can also be obtained from your local PwC office.