Global monthly highlights: November 2013

November 2013

Research and insights

Spotlight on: Creating and measuring sustainable value
As the concept of what makes business sustainable continues to evolve, we look at what organisations are doing to create and measure sustainable value in selected insights from around the PwC network.

2013 APEC CEO Survey - Towards resilience and growth: Asia Pacific business in transition
Sources of growth in Asia Pacific are changing. Businesses are adapting. What worked 10 years ago in the region won’t necessarily work in the years ahead. Decisions CEOs are making about where to invest and why reveals many businesses in transition—just like much of the region itself. Find out what’s on the minds of 500 Asia-Pacific business leaders in our APEC CEO survey.
Building trust in a time of change. Global Annual Review 2013
In this Global Annual Review, we look at issues that impact our stakeholders around the world, as well as examining our performance, our key network policies and standards, and our work in the global community during FY 2013. Explore the content here, including the five global ‘megatrends’ that we believe will impact our future and the future of our clients over the next decade.
Global wage projections to 2030
The wage gap between advanced economies like the US and the UK and emerging economies such as China, India and the Philippines will shrink significantly by 2030 according to our new piece of research. This will have a number of potential implications for business strategies, such as companies reconsidering the location of their operations and where their global workforce is located. Find out more here.
Unlocking Potential: Finance effectiveness benchmark study 2013
Today’s top tier finance functions are increasingly called upon to fill diverse roles. As well as their traditional accounting and reporting duties, today’s modern finance groups must now provide thought leadership, generate insights from increasingly diverse data, spearhead finance-business partnerships, and assume a more central role in corporate business strategy. Find out how top tier finance functions are evolving to meet these challenges in our new report.
IFRS and US GAAP: similarities and differences
How can investors and preparers become financially bilingual – fluent in both IFRS and US GAAP accounting standards? This publication provides a broad understanding of the major differences between IFRS and US GAAP as they exist today, as well as an appreciation for the level of change on the horizon.