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  • Water collaboration: maintain momentum: PwC
    on the right foot Get the system going Strengthen the glue Maintain momentum In central and western India there are regions that have a natural rain deficit These areas get limited monsoon rains as well as limited natural surface water sources The Problem Click to see the full collaboration framework Find out how to maintain momentum Over time as the power supply has increased farmers have started harvesting the ground water for agricultural and domestic needs This ground water usage is so extensive that in the last few decades there has been an alarming decline in the water table So the challenge was to preserve the current water table and yet provide water access for domestic and agricultural needs The stakeholders The farmers themselves as individuals and as groups communities The local farmer training centre government sponsored The Meteorological Department The financial institutions How did they collaborate to address the challenge The plan was to calculate the amount of water captured during the year s rains and allocate it for various uses both domestic and agricultural Having allocated the amount of water available for agriculture the cropping cycle and pattern could be carried out in a way that would maximise returns The process took over 15 years and began with 1 farmer who achieved higher returns with less water After his success this farmer Gathered all the farmers into a group Then as a group over 6 to 7 years built all the water harvesting infrastructure needed for the region funded supported by various government schemes Next as a group they set up weather measuring infrastructure funded supported by various government schemes and started monitoring the ground water table rise fall with professional help Then they started estimating the ground water availability for a year based on rains received by

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  • Managing the challenges that water presents: PwC
    challenge In Meeting the world s water challenges we share The challenges of effectively managing water resources Our experience in the sustainable use and management of water resources Recent case studies in which our clients have implemented sustainable water strategies Key reports we ve issued on water related business issues Who to contact at PwC to discuss your water challenges What can you do to manage your water risks We ve helped business in the following ways Identifying water scarcity in the supply chain For many organisations the first step in managing water is measurement since what s not measured won t get managed Effective water management requires an understanding of the volumes of water used by businesses and their suppliers and the amounts of waste water or pollution they produce We can help organisations to fully understand the ways in which their businesses rely on water Understanding your total impact Business operations have impacts on the availability of clean water for other water users We help companies to identify quantify and evaluate how their water use impacts neighbouring communities economies and ecosystems We advise on approaches to apply this new understanding and make improvements How to manage your risks Scarcity of available clean water resources can Disrupt a companies operations directly Affect electricity production and therefore the supply a business needs to operate Influence the availability of commodities dependant on water needed by the business Beyond these physical risks companies today are coming under increasing scrutiny of their water impacts from regulators and other stakeholders Understanding and mitigating these physical regulatory and reputational water risks is an important part of corporate risk management We can help businesses analyse technical and financial aspects of water risk exposure and help clients to evaluate the costs benefits and risks of a range of options to meet projected shortfalls in clean water supplies Taking advantage of the opportunities Water presents a significant business opportunity for many companies Some may be able to find cost savings through implementing water efficiency projects while others can use water related products or services to generate new revenue explore new markets or use new technologies We help businesses to identify evaluate and seize these new opportunities Getting to grips with disclosure requirements Increasing expectations from investors customers and non governmental organisations are driving companies to improve how they communicate their water risks impacts and opportunities Water disclosure has become a key aspect of corporate communications for companies in water intensive sectors or those operating in water stressed areas We help businesses understand what and how to report about their water use and impacts Recording information about your water impact As water becomes an increasingly valuable resource having credible information about corporate water impacts will become increasingly important PwC helps business have confidence in their reporting through the provision of assurance and verification services over corporate sustainability reports PwC was selected by the UN Global Compact s CEO Water Mandate to lead the development of the CEO Water Mandate

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  • GRI report preparation and assurance services: PwC
    PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites GRI G4 Framework Preparing and assuring GRI reports Gaining and ensuring stakeholder trust remains a strategic objective for organisations and transparency is a natural enabler in this goal Reporting on non financial matters is increasingly advocated even mandated in some countries by policy makers capital markets regulators industry bodies or through various standard setters PwC as a report preparer and assurer works with global and local clients on GRI Global Reporting Initiative reporting which is one way organisations may choose to communicate and report their non financial impact and activities to stakeholders Starting from January 2016 organisations publishing GRI reports should follow GRI s G4 Guidelines released in 2013 PwC in addition to holding global and local relationships with GRI has invested in our enhanced service delivery capabilities for GRI related services PwC s own global GRI G4 Framework is the result of a global collaboration and has been designed to support the myriad of organisational activities aimed at increasing transparency with stakeholders The development of PwC s GRI Framework brought together GRI expert knowledge and industry expertise with the years of experience we ve gained from providing these services Not all reporting needs are the same as highlighted by the increased focus on materiality in G4 and PwC works with our clients to understand their needs and aspirations PwC s GRI G4 Framework is scalable to our clients needs and our experts have the knowledge and experience to deliver any part of the Framework as well as end to end solutions Knowledge sharing underpins this Framework and the global network collaborates virtually

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  • Sustainability and climate change: environmental, social and economic impact: PwC
    examples are all around us So what are governments and businesses doing to address the impact of climate change Governments are putting in place strategies to develop green industries like renewable energy and they re enacting regulations to reduce carbon emissions On the business side companies are minimising their own footprint on the environments and communities they work in by adoptingcorporate responsibility agendas and by reviewing their carbon emissions and supply chains International development More than 3 000 examples now of social enterprises of large companies of private equity funds in the private sector that are building these models And yet the UN estimates there are something like 82 000 multi national companies let alone the hundreds of thousands of medium domestic companies and social enterprises So we are just scratching the surface of what is possible Jane Nelson Senior Fellow and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative It s expected that developing regions will be the fastest growing economies over the next five years This marks a never before seen opportunity for both private sector investment and poverty reduction But high growth markets are also often low income markets To succeed businesses need innovative models that help low income producers and suppliers develop goods and services that low income consumers will value The end goal To improve the standard of living for employees suppliers distributors and consumers in the chain Resource scarcity 2 7bn 40 of the world s population live in areas which experience severe water shortages for at least one month of the year Source Waterwise Resource scarcity is fast becoming a priority on both the political and business agenda What s exacerbating the issue Things like population growth and rising consumption in developing economies and geopolitical and environmental factors that impact production and distribution The result is higher prices market volatility and a changing supply landscape Because global markets must now compete for resources like oil water land and agricultural commodities there are new cost and efficacy concerns competition for talent and changing business models to consider To get a handle on how scarcity will affect them now and in the future businesses must build resilience into their supply chains How Through innovative new products and more efficient use of resources They ll also have to collaborate and build stronger relationships with their suppliers Green growth During the 2008 2009 recession many governments focused on green stimulus packages to drive economic recovery or green growth In total 15 6 USD 436 billion of fiscal stimulus commitments were assigned to green economic activity Roadmap for a green economy in the Heart of Borneo PwC WWF Air and water pollution climate change energy use natural resource depletion and other issues affect economic development but most economic growth models across the world overlook the impact This needs to change What s needed are green growth approaches that support economic growth while keeping biodiversity and the environment in mind In the developed world that means creating green jobs technologies and

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  • Global sustainability and climate change: Research & insights: PwC
    Sep 2015 Countdown to a deal on climate change What does this mean for business success Responsible investment Aligning interests 22 May 2015 How do investors view responsible investment and ESG management How in sync are investors LPs and fund managers GPs PwC explores Collaboration preserving water through partnering that works 13 Apr 2015 Water is a business risk that needs active management Explore why and how to collaborate well with others sharing a water basin Water disclosure guidelines for business 13 Oct 2014 With water stress increasing business is improving the way it uses water Water management and water disclosure are now important New best practice guidelines available Water risks in Agricultural Supply Chains 15 Jul 2014 A guide for investors understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience Scaling Up Energy Access through Cross sector Partnerships 20 Dec 2013 This WEF PwC publication explains how the two organisations have developed a cross industry framework that can help the energy access ecosystem grow Contributions from more than 40 experts from the private public and civil sector have helped to identify the barriers preventing private sector investment at scale Putting a price on value 24 Sep 2013 PwC s PE responsible investment survey shows more opportunity for value protection and creation through Environmental Social and Governance ESG management The Carbon Disclosure Project CDP 14 Sep 2013 Sector insights what is driving climate change action in the world s largest companies Water Valuation 09 Sep 2013 The Business Guide to Water Valuation provides business specific guidance on the main concepts and techniques associated with water valuation It builds on an earlier report which sets out the international trend towards valuing water and the business case for water valuation and is further supported by a review of 21 business case studies Helping you manage the gap between water supply and demand 14 Aug 2013 A guide for investors understanding the water risks faced by companies in their agricultural supply chains and building in resilience Total Impact Measurement and Management 01 Aug 2013 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 Helping business measure its socio economic impact 21 Feb 2013 Many companies are now starting to measure how they impact the economies environments and communities in which they operate What s the sustainability impact on the business environment 22 Jan 2013 Far reaching changes are taking place and they re taking place faster than ever In this new era of stable instability risks that once seemed improbable and even remote have become the norm and for CEOs across the world expect the unexpected has become the mantra The only solution is to build organisations that can thrive amidst disorder organisations that are agile and adaptable able to cope with disruption and emerge stronger than before Using environmental social and governance factors to improve

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  • Sustainability and climate change initiatives, challenges and issues: Videos and webcasts: PwC
    East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Videos and webcasts Take a look at some of our recent videos and webcasts to see how others view their role in building the future we want Latest video How embedded is sustainability in the ASEAN region Hear the survey results Doha climate change summit Our specialists discuss the implications for business A PwC panel sustainability of leaders discuss the outcomes of the Rio 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development PwC leaders share their views on what we re expecting from the Rio 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Collaborating to achieve global growth and stability PUMA s Environmental Profit and Loss account Business leaders outline the fundamentals for organisations to build and maintain trust Learn more about the importance of measuring a project s social effects on various stakeholders Tom Beagent from our Sustainability and Climate Change team talks natural capital risks and the implications these will have for business Webcast The role of tax and regulation in tackling climate change PwC s Malcolm Preston discusses the sustainability issues organisations must consider to satisfy regulations and stakeholders What initiatives are various UK and international bodies taking to change corporate reporting PwC adviser asks if a planet were a company and we its owners would we let its capital erode the way we are Are you keeping up with the rapidly evolving world of sustainability PwC shares insights on how we can help transform your business What is the role of the CFO in achieving a sound sustainability strategy PwC shares some insights PwC leader talks about our report on resource scarcity and its impact on the entire supply chain Going beyond philanthropy How embedded is sustainability

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  • Worldwide tax summaries: PwC
    China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Worldwide Tax Summaries Worldwide Tax Summaries WWTS is a key reference tool for all tax practitioners It draws on the breadth and depth of expertise offered by PwC and gives you quick access to information about the corporate and individual tax systems in over 150 countries worldwide in an easily digestible format WWTS is available in a number of formats to suit your needs WWTS online The free online version of WWTS offers quick access to information about corporate and individual tax systems in over 150 countries updated regularly by local PwC tax specialists WWTS quick charts Access country by country CIT VAT and WHT rate information as well as CIT due date information in an easy to use chart format eBook or PDF version of Worldwide Tax Summaries Corporate Taxes 2015 16 Download the most recent edition of the WWTS corporate tax guide in ePub of PDF format for most digital devices e g desktops laptops tablets smartphones Order a copy of Worldwide Tax Summaries Corporate Taxes 2015 16 Order the most recent hard copy book of the WWTS corporate tax guide Join the Worldwide Tax Summaries mailing list Find out when new editions are released Global tax About global tax Global Tax code of conduct Indirect taxes eBiz 2015 Global VAT online Research insights International tax services EU direct tax group Latin American Tax Group International Tax Desks Global R D incentives Research insights Mergers acquisitions Tax reporting strategy Tax strategy operations Tax technology Tax accounting services Tax reporting compliance Tax controversy and dispute resolution How we can help you Life cycle Why PwC Research insights Tax

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  • Transfer Pricing Perspectives: Beyond boundaries: PwC
    from an international tax and transfer pricing perspective Indeed the stringent diverse transfer pricing requirements companies face are daunting As they align their business supply chains tax and legal operating models to deliver sustainable financial benefits the pressure is on to achieve these goals within a strict and divergent transfer pricing environment The articles in this October 2015 edition of Transfer Pricing Perspectives are based on a number of sessions from our global annual Transfer Pricing Conference in Shanghai and are designed to help you in getting equipped for the changes we re sure to see in the coming months You can download the entire October 2015 edition or alternatively create a customised PDF below Download Transfer Pricing Perspectives Beyond boundaries Download for iPad October 2014 issue October 2013 issue October 2012 issue October 2011 issue June 2011 issue Customised PDF file Select the articles you re interested in to create a customised PDF for download Foreword Table of contents Taking the lead Reform to Australia s transfer pricing landscape in a global context Audit ready preparedness in an evolving compliance environment Beyond spreadsheets Emerging trends in transfer pricing technology From startups to stalwarts Transfer pricing in the technology sector Demystifying transfer pricing execution and intercompany accounting Global transfer pricing documentation strategies India transfer pricing Steering in the right direction Intercompany allocations of risk transfer pricing in a changing landscape Navigating the changing transfer pricing landscape for the energy industry Theoretical and practical challenges introduced by BEPS Action 4 US perspectives on key transfer pricing aspects of the OECD BEPS project Value Chain Analysis Preventive care for radical transparency Value chain analysis critical in supporting alignment of income and expense Global tax About global tax Global Tax code of conduct Indirect taxes eBiz 2015 Global VAT online Research insights International

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