Faculty newsletter

March 2014

Dear Educator:

After the winter we have all endured, we hope that you are beginning to enjoy the signs of Spring! This month, we spotlight a recent CNBC interview with Bob Moritz, our US Chairman and Senior Partner, and our upcoming Aspire to Lead event on April 24th. We also highlight our newly released Next Generation Diversity Study, our upgraded 365TM App, and upcoming Deals webcasts. In addition, check out a recent 10Minutes publication on data privacy, the 2014 Tax Legislative outlook publication and the 2014 Q1 Quarter Close.

Bob Moritz’s interview with the CNBC Squawk Box

CEOs are gaining confidence about their ability to grow in the current market conditions. Bob Moritz, PwC U.S. Chairman and Senior partner, discusses findings from PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey in an interview with CNBC Squawk Box.

Watch the CNBC Squawk Box interview

Aspire to Lead, April 24th, please join us and encourage your students to join . . . www.pwc.com/aspire

We're delivering our first-ever global forum focused on women and leadership to students around the world. The event is part of 'Aspire to Lead: The PwC Women’s Leadership Series', which will focus on how female students navigate the transition from campus to career.

Our first event in the series will be a live webcast on April 24 featuring Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who set up a non-profit organisation called LeanIn.Org, igniting a conversation about women and ambition. During the webcast, Sheryl will offer tips to graduates for finding the right job, negotiating your first salary and succeeding in your career. Sheryl will be joined by Terri McClements, PwC's US Human Capital leader, who will share her insights and experiences. We hope you will join us and encourage students to join us as well. For details, visit www.pwc.com/aspire.

Next Generation Diversity: Developing tomorrow’s female leaders

On March 8 each year International Women’s Day is recognised across the globe to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women. Research and media are currently dominated with a focus on women in leadership and on corporate boards. However, to achieve sustainable change the public and private sectors must change the conversation: they must also focus on developing talented junior women now for future leadership roles. To do this organisations must first understand how best to attract, retain and develop the female millennial. This is why PwC are marking International Women’s Day this year with the theme Next Generation Diversity: Developing tomorrow’s female leaders. To support this broader conversation on gender diversity we are launching our Next Generation Diversity report.

Use 365TM to access PwC Thought Leadership!

If you have not yet downloaded 365TM, we encourage you to take a few minutes to do so. The app can be customized by topics, industries and your favorite authors. You can also save and share any ideas that interest you. A recent upgrade to 365 added a new feature that lets you receive automatic notifications about critical business issues – selected by PwC’s Thought Leadership editors based on relevance, timeliness and impact. Let 365 help you keep up to speed on business developments. Download the app for your iPad or iPhone.

Deals webcast series and upcoming events

In today’s deal environment, value creation is a focus more important than ever with greater disparity in the competition for deals and the pace at which deals are completed. To help you understand risk and identify opportunities to capture value at the deal table and beyond, we invite you to join us for our ongoing webcast discussions about deal considerations.

Embracing Shareholder Activism: Strategy through Tactical Execution
Live webcast date and time: March 31, 2014 1-2PM EST

The Conference Board's Corporate Development Conference: Ensuring Unwavering Focus on Business Growth
Event date: April 10-11, 2014

10Minutes on data privacy

Data protection and privacy is an urgent issue for both consumers and businesses. As customers increasingly worry whether their personal information is secure and used appropriately, companies are also concerned about protecting data and their brand. This 10Minutes highlights the importance of viewing consumer privacy from more than just a compliance lens and developing a strategy and action plan that will help businesses lead on data privacy by building customer trust and enhancing their brand. Click here to view all of our 10Minutes publications.

Navigating a path forward: 2014 Tax Legislative Outlook

The challenges faced by Congress in enacting tax reform - divided government and competing legislative goals - will increase in 2014 due to election year politics and an early change in tax-writing committee leadership. Meanwhile, a global focus on tax avoidance has led to a push by G20 countries and the OECD to address the ability of business to erode countries' tax bases. The enhanced focus on global tax avoidance could result in a wave of unilateral governmental action that significantly increases the risk of double taxation and a proliferation of cross border disputes.

In this publication, PwC's Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) offers a preview of the key tax policy issues facing the Obama Administration and Congress, including the outlook for comprehensive tax reform, federal spending, the future of expired business tax provisions, the G20 and OECD efforts on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), and other tax policy matters of importance to today's business leaders.

The Quarter close – a look at this quarter’s financial reporting issues

PwC's quarterly current accounting and reporting developments webcast series keeps you informed on hot topics and recent activities of various regulatory bodies including the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Securities & Exchange Commission. To sign up for future live webcasts or to access self-study materials which are CPE eligible for previous quarterly updates, click here.

We hope you find this information useful. Please contact us at pwc.university.relations@us.pwc.com if we can be of assistance to you.

Best Regards,

Julie Peters
US University Relations Leader