Improving regulatory strategies
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.
What does this mean for your business?
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.
View our latest Regulation research and insights
With growth no longer a given, shipping companies are being forced to take a critical look at their business models.
Mar 24, 2015
The outcomes of the BEPS initiative have the potential to significantly impact effective tax rates, restructuring costs, and—ultimately—enterprise value and market capitalisation. Read more
Mar 18, 2015
Please join our webcast on 30 March where PwC and Brian Jenn, Attorney Adviser at the U.S. Treasury Department (Office of Tax Policy), will examine these and other proposed changes to the transfer pricing rules and explore what they will mean for international business.
Mar 16, 2015
Eurozone GDP data shows a familiar trend, Germany ends 2014 on a high but France and Italy stumble. Spain leads the charge of the peripheral economies.
Mar 4, 2015
Welcome to Metals Deals: Forging Ahead 2015 outlook and 2014 review, PwC’s annual analysis of deal activity in the metals industry and our outlook on the prospects for dealmaking in the year ahead. We also take a regional look at what is happening in the main markets around the world.
Feb 23, 2015
The biggest swing in the oil price since 2008. In which sectors will the lower oil price be felt the most?
Feb 9, 2015
Cheap oil, QE and Greece - what does it all mean?
Feb 9, 2015
Main issues facing Greek banks and credit to Greek businesses. Greece economic output in the longer term. Restructuring local banks.
Feb 9, 2015
In our latest World in 2050 report we present economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies, accounting for around 84% of total global GDP.
Feb 9, 2015
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are no longer considered a niche product. New investor segments continue to integrate ETFs into their portfolios and fund sponsors continue to introduce new products.
Jan 26, 2015