For better or worse, regulation now appears to be a growth industry. Businesses around the world are coming under the regulatory microscope – at local, national and international levels – more than ever before, with proposals for new rules, restrictions and incentives across a wide spectrum of industries.
Public perceptions of big business have also shifted; it’s now seen as an integral part of the broader social fabric, with all the associated responsibilities this implies. And, finally, there’s the emerging view that regulation is necessary to lay the groundwork for certain types of beneficial commercial exchange that couldn’t otherwise take root and flourish, green energy being a prime example.
New laws, regulations and public expectations have pushed governance and compliance even higher up the boardroom agenda. Senior executives everywhere recognise it’s essential to make sure their companies have effective, robust and reliable governance and compliance tools, and use them.
Establishing a constructive dialogue between business and regulators is also important. Companies have a lot to gain, both strategically and tactically, from building trust and fostering long-term cooperation with regulators, not only on small industry concerns but also on large ones with bigger socio-political implications. Where trust exists, regulation can become a mechanism for industry-wide – even global – cooperation on issues ranging from financial prudence to technical innovation and climate change.
14 Nov 2016
The IAIS has set ambitious goals for its planned new ICS. Can these objectives be met? How much of an impact will they have on capital?
04 Nov 2016
Born as a niche product on the fringes of the market, blockchain has for some time now been garnering the attention of experts in various industries, and has increasingly been in the spotlight of the media.A number of businesses and initiatives have recently been launched that apply the blockchain principle to other industries, among them the power & utilities sector.
01 Nov 2016
Now in its 19th year, the Global Forest, Paper & Packaging Survey provides insight into the industry's major companies and an overview of the issues and events shaping the industry.
29 Sep 2016
Explore mandatory tax reporting rules, EU rules for banking, extractive and logging industries, plus US implementation & country-by-country reporting issues.
12 Sep 2016
PwC's Worldwide Tax Summaries 2016/17 is a must-have reference tool for tax professionals. Download your customised report here.
30 Aug 2016
Is your business equipped to handle the challenges of 2020? If not, does your tax department know what it needs to do in order to optimise its function in 2020?
06 Jul 2016
In our Spring/Summer 2016 edition of our newsletter 2016, we bring you the latest global immigration updates from across our global network over the last few months.
05 Jul 2016
The report sets out three possible scenarios for the future of banking in Europe (the disruptive forces in Europe are stronger and the status quo less stable, especially so since the EU referendum, so Europe could become the blueprint for a new global banking model)
02 Jul 2016
Our latest report analyses key metrics and trends in the global airline industry. It also delves into how airlines are using profits to improve their businesses and suggests other avenues of investment for building a sustainable future.
30 Jun 2016
This report looks at how IRcs have evolved and explores the advantages and challenges both for host governments and potential operators and investors.