Sustainability / Insight

April 10, 2018

Firms not engaged with SDGs, says PwC

As many as two in five businesses are failing to meaningfully engage with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to new research from PwC
March 27, 2018

Sustain business by sustaining society

Today, global society demands that organisations do well by doing good – make profits while sustaining society. It’s an expectation driven by global financial crises, savvy millennials, the effect of digital technologies on freeing the flow of information and more.
November 27, 2017

SAICA: Supplementary material related to Non-Compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR)

The new NOCLAR provisions affect all PAs, whether in public practice providing (any) professional services to clients, or whether in business carrying out professional activities for an employing organisation.
October 21, 2017

What if the workplace was a place of joy?

Richard Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc.: How we Built a Workplace People Love, explains his management style to Ricardo Semler. For most people, “joy” isn’t the word that springs to mind when they think of software development [...]
October 17, 2017

How accountancy firms can retain the best talent

A third of qualified accountants say they plan to change jobs next year. So how can you make sure you hang on to your best staff? Rachel Willcox outlines a retention strategy. Your business is only as good as the people you employ [...]
October 3, 2017

Getting to grips with audit quality

The accounting regulator is calling on firms to improve their audit quality control procedures. But what is audit quality and how do stakeholders know if a quality audit has been delivered? Caroline Biebuyck reports.
September 26, 2017
Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals – New approach that aligns with doing business

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A report has been published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and ICAS, in partnership with the Green Economy Coalition outlining a new approach that supports businesses looking to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs as part of [...]
August 22, 2017

Tools and techniques of the predictive practice

What if you could harness technology to see into the future? Welcome to the 'predictive practice'. There are four key pillars that inform the development of the predictive practice to help reconfigure today’s accounting work for an online world.
March 14, 2017

Excel Threatened by New Technology

Microsoft Excel turned 30 last year. This makes it older than half of my colleagues in PwC’s Deals Modelling team, a team for whom Excel is as clay is to a potter.
September 9, 2016

Sustainability reporting examples

Internationally, many entities now publish a report on their sustainability progress and policies on an annual basis.