Research & insights

PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. Our Research and Insights library reflects this, providing a one-stop source for our papers, articles and surveys that bring to light the issues that are top of mind for you. Look for our perspective on matters including: corporate reporting, treasury, risk, the current global business climate.

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Global top 100 companies (2016)

July 03, 2016

See the risers and the fallers, sector dynamics and how global landscape has changed.

Which market?

March 09, 2016

This PwC IPO Centre publication provides an overview of regulatory listing requirements on London, New York and Hong Kong stock exchanges.

Building trust as businesses transform

October 26, 2015

PwC's Global Annual Review 2015 highlights our performance and our commitment to our people, clients and the communities in which we operate.

Implementing integrated reporting: PwC's practical guide to a new business language

July 15, 2015

A practical guide to implement integrated reporting, helping business to manage and report broader value drivers and enhance dialogue with investors.

Risk in review 2015: Decoding uncertainty, delivering value

June 10, 2015

Risk management is an enabler to growth. In our 2015 Risk in review survey, over 1,200 global business leaders shared how they assess and manage risk.

Global Top 100 companies – 2015

June 06, 2015

This report ranks global top 100 companies by market capitalisation – and compares the list from March 2009 to March 2015.

2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession - Finding true north in a period of rapid transformation

April 16, 2015

PwC’s 2015 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study reflects the views of more than 1300 chief audit executives, senior management and board members.

Delivering the value of the audit

January 21, 2015

Delivering the value of the audit: Everything you need to know about the new auditor's report

Learning from early adopters of integrated reporting

December 14, 2014

PwC survey of IIRC Pilot Programme organisations' 2013/14 reports shows 5 key themes to focus on for improvements in integrated reporting.

XBRL filings: What can companies do to reduce their vulnerabilities to risks?

September 10, 2014

The risks associated with XBRL filing errors can be as costly as traditional filing errors. A focus on reporting processes and controls may reduce risk.

2014 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study

September 02, 2014

PwC's Tenth Annual State of the Internal Audit Profession Study offers our perspectives and that of over 1,900 internal audit professionals.

Points of view

August 11, 2014

At PwC, independence, objectivity and integrity are at the heart of everything we do. Download our latest points of view on some of the most critical issues now being debated on auditing, financial reporting, regulation and corporate governance.

Auditor reporting - Momentum builds towards more informative reports

June 26, 2014

There is plenty of evidence that investors value the auditor’s opinion on the financial statements. They don’t want to lose it. But in the wake of the financial crises, investors and other stakeholders began to call for auditor’s reports to be more informative. Auditors have unique and relevant insight based on their audits and investors and other stakeholders are asking auditors to share some of that insight.

Auditor independence, skepticism and objectivity

June 22, 2014

Will mandatory rotation of an audit firm increase its independence, skepticism and objectivity?

Global Top 100 companies - 2014

June 06, 2014

This report ranks global top 100 companies by market capitalisation – and compares the list from March 2009 to March 2014.

EU audit reform legislation – the facts

May 25, 2014

EU legislation to reform statutory audits was adopted in April. See a summary of the issues affecting the audit and requirements for public interest entities.

Business continuity beyond company walls

May 20, 2014

This whitepaper highlights the journey to an integrated, responsive and proactive business continuity management programme that extends beyond your company's walls.

Inspiring trust through insight

March 20, 2014

Inspiring trust through insight

Inspiring trust through insight

March 19, 2014

Corporate reporting: Is there another way? It’s time to think boldly about a new and different assurance model to build trust in corporate reporting, using transparency to promote and support trust.

Risk in Review 2014: Re-evaluating how your company addresses risk

March 16, 2014

PwC conducted its third annual risk survey in the fall of 2013, polling 1,940 executives across 37 countries to seek a detailed picture of the state of risk in today’s business climate. Respondents brought perspectives from five broad organisational sectors: financial services; healthcare; consumer and industrial products and services; technology, information, communications, and entertainment; and government and the public sector. This study presents key findings and insights from that survey, as well as from a series of related, in-depth executive interviews.