Publications

Read our point of view on issues related to Corporate Responsibility, and see what PwC is doing to demonstrate responsible leadership.



2013 Houston Corporate Responsibility Value Report 2013 Houston Corporate Responsibility Value Report

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) Houston is excited to celebrate 75 years of dedication to our local clients and charitable organizations. Since opening our doors in 1938, we have demonstrated leadership and commitment to our four corporate responsibility areas of focus—marketplace, people, community, and environment. PwC Houston is privileged to collaborate alongside a broad variety of clients and community organizations which gives our people an opportunity to not only work on challenging projects but interact and learn from these leading organizations.



 
 
FY13 US Corporate Responsibility Report FY13 US Corporate Responsibility Report

At PwC, responsibility includes each and every one of us – and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made together towards our Corporate Responsibility commitments. This report aims to provide insight into our CR perspective, progress, and performance while also guiding readers to other relevant content on pwc.com.

 
 
The keys to corporate responsibility employee engagement The keys to corporate responsibility employee engagement

What is employee engagement and why does it matter? Employee engagement is an evergreen topic for companies, a tool that can support their innovation goals, increase their bottom line, drive corporate responsibility efforts, and advance companies’ broadest missions.

 
 
US Corporate Responsibility Update 2012 US Corporate Responsibility Update 2012

PwC plays a transformative role in addressing today’s social, business, and environmental challenges. This document covers our most significant accomplishments, recent public commitments, and select Corporate Responsibility performance metrics from the past fiscal year. Please read this in tandem with our FY11 report to gain a full understanding of our strategy and the value it creates for our firm and for our stakeholders.

 
 
Talent mobility: 2020 and beyond Talent mobility: 2020 and beyond

The business world is in the midst of fundamental change and in the next decade the ability of organisations to manage their global talent efficiently will mark the difference between success and failure.



 
 
US Corporate Responsibility Report 2011 US Corporate Responsibility Report 2011

At PwC US our Corporate Responsibility strategy focuses on three societal issues (or cause areas): youth education, climate change, and social inclusion. These act as our guiding principles that focus our actions and serve as a consistent global framework to organize our expanding efforts. This is the executive summary to our latest full report, which uses the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines. We are reporting at a self-checked application level of B. For more on our CR strategy, refer to our 2011 CR report and for our most recent progress, refer to our 2012 CR Report update.



 
 
FY13 US Corporate Responsibility Report

PwC’s FY13 US Corporate responsibility report details topics on where we stand and how we build trust, engage our people, impact our communities and manage our footprint. This report aims to provide insight into our CR perspective, progress, and performance, and guide readers to other relevant content on pwc.com.
 
Putting a price on value

PwC’s PE responsible investment survey shows more opportunity for value protection and creation through Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) management.
 
Point of view: Integrated reporting: Going beyond the financial results

This Point of view highlights how companies may benefit from integrated reporting in response to stakeholders’ calls for enhanced disclosure of environmental, social, governance and other nonfinancial information. It also outlines the benefits some companies are realizing as they explore integrated reporting.
 
Total Impact Measurement and Management

Is ‘good’ growth the expected norm? Looking at growth from a total impact perspective means decisions are made with more holistic information and ‘good’ growth becomes easier to spot.
 
Key sustainability trends driving business value in the real estate sector

This article originally appeared in “US Real Estate Insights”, we highlight key drivers spurring action among real estate asset managers and how leaders are creating value for their funds.
 
Conflict minerals survey: How companies are preparing

PwC surveyed companies to determine their level of understanding of and progress toward conflict minerals rule compliance. The results of the survey across several industries is included in this report.
 
Eco-efficiency

Eco-efficiency can reduce costs for your company. And there are broader benefits, too: a stronger brand, greater productivity, and mitigated risk. Still, opportunities to save money while reducing your company’s use of energy, transportation fuel, waste, water, forest products or chemicals are often short-changed. Why? It’s most likely due to overlooked-but-valuable information.
 
Conflict minerals

10Minutes on conflict minerals provides insight into the strategic benefits and risks companies will want to focus on as they comply with the SEC's conflict minerals rule. The rule is effective for 2013 calendar year operations, so regardless of whether companies view conflict minerals as a supply chain opportunity, risk to their brand or another regulatory to-do, they should act now to prepare.
 
Sustainability valuation: An oxymoron?

Considering both direct and indirect valuation methods helps quantify sustainability's value and the impact it makes for shareholders.
 
Toward a common approach to reporting water issues: Corporate water disclosure guidelines

As companies face escalating risks related to water, these new guidelines and publication from the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate provide examples and tools for assessing water risks and opportunities, developing a corporate water profile, and better water management strategies and solutions.
 
The sustainability executive: Profile and progress

The role of the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) is evolving based on input from CSOs in 25 leading sustainability companies. The research identifies trends on how companies organize sustainability, the work agenda, key success factors, and the challenges ahead.
 
Sustainability goals 2.0: An evolving landscape

Setting sustainability goals are essential to a company’s sustainability strategy but they don’t always drive the change that’s needed. PwC reviewed goals set by 126 companies identified as top sustainability performers and presents and analysis and implications for setting effective sustainability goals.
 
Resilience: Sustaining the supply chain

Companies need to protect the integrity of their supply chains to avoid damage to their reputations. In this report, we outline strategies for environmental and social issues in the supply chain. A resilient supply chain requires combining both ‘play not to lose’ and ‘play to win’ strategies.
 
Driving CO2 out of the supply chain and off retailers’ shelves

This publication examines what large, global retailers are doing to reduce carbon emissions from their supply chains. Energy is a major indirect cost for retailers ― which gives them a stake in how their suppliers design and develop products.
 
Five management principles from companies modernizing our vehicles, buildings and electric grids

AutoDesk, Cisco Systems, Facebook, General Electric, IBM, Johnson Controls, Microsoft, General Motors, PG&E, Boeing, CBRE, FedEx, Ford, and Jones Lang LaSalle talk to PwC about their roles in accelerating efficiency in our energy, information, building and transportation systems. Stressing the importance of systems thinking, collaboration skills, and innovation capabilities needed for growth, these companies are capitalizing on both technology change and business model innovation to achieve breakthroughs in business and environmental performance.
 
Do investors care about sustainability?

A review of investor research reveal a trend that more investors are using corporate sustainability reporting to inform investment strategies. Sustainable investing outpaces the growth rate of conventional investment assets under professional management.
 
Puma’s reporting highlights global business challenges

This PwC case study discusses Puma’s ground-breaking approach to costing its use of all kinds of capital could be a catalyst for radically different reporting by companies. Alan McGill shares his insights.
 
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

Sector insights: what is driving climate change action in the world’s largest companies?