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  • 60 second overview: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    have a new appeal People today actively want to live in cities rather than being economically compelled to do so Visit the supercompetitive cities collision page Food integrity and transparency by Raymund Chao Today even the most basic food can involve suppliers from around the world While most companies can trace one step down the chain with reasonable certainty they would struggle to go further Visit the food integrity and transparency collision page Assurance Last year I described how organisations were still adjusting to a sharp decline in public trust This year while rebuilding trust remains a priority for many organisations a new conflict is emerging As companies innovate to grow in new and increasingly competitive markets consumers doubt the motivation behind the introduction of new business models products and services and are struggling to keep up with the sheer pace of change Richard Sexton PwC Vice Chairman Global Assurance More about Assurance Advisory The size and diversity of our client base across the world public and private sector large and small mean the organisations we advise represent a vibrant cross section of business and government globally And in the past year the ongoing rapid shifts in the economic business and regulatory environment coupled with advancements in technology have continued to change what our clients are saying thinking and demanding from us Juan Pujadas PwC Vice Chairman Global Advisory More about Advisory Tax Tax has never been higher up the agenda of governments businesses citizens and other stakeholders ranging from non governmental organisations to the media This unprecedented scrutiny along with sweeping changes in tax policy and the increasing use of technology is transforming the tax environment In my view these factors will shape the tax systems and functions of the future Rick Stamm PwC Vice Chairman Global Tax More about Tax We re thrilled to be recognised as a great place to work PwC s Global Human Capital Leader Nora Wu about our people results We strive to create value for business society and communities by operating in a way that focuses on ethics integrity and trust Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris This year PwC committed to support HeForShe a worldwide UN initiative that aims to mobilise one billion men and boys in support of gender equality Read more at heforshe pwc com Helping our clients solve important problems Our clients range from leading multinational companies to small family businesses governments and NGOs and private individuals in nearly every country around the world Helping Avios analyse huge data sets to boost transparency and growth Read the full story Building a foundation for innovation in Latin America with Grupo GIA Read the full story Helping the Dutch Gov channel funding to low income countries Read the full story The PwC Insight Report for The Crown Estate Read the full story Implementing a new clinical pathway in Norway for

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  • Supercompetitive cities: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    generating challenges of overcrowding congestion and pollution On the other hand cities are engines of economic growth cultural creativity technological breakthroughs political innovation and environmental sustainability As cities develop their role and importance is changing too For many cities in the developed world the original economic rationale for their development has weakened From the manufacturing powerhouses of the 19th century to the service centres of the 20th cities attracted people almost solely because of the employment prospects Today as technology dismantles some of the economic case for having a large workforce in a central location cities have a new appeal People today actively want to live in cities rather than being economically compelled to do so Access to amenities a higher quality of life and social cultural and leisure opportunities all exert a powerful pull Downtown areas reborn as dynamic and thriving urban centres The implications for business are complex and potentially far reaching The skills demanded in an increasingly digital world are scarce resources that tend to cluster in urban areas Gaining access to the pools of talent businesses need may require some to move into or even back into the cities that they left decades ago The result is seen in downtown areas that were deserted during the latter part of the 20th century being reborn as dynamic and thriving urban centres Becoming a hub of innovation and economic growth is now a highly competitive proposition for cities It requires strategies that will enable them to differentiate the attractions they offer on a global rather than simply national stage The most vibrant cities are building new universities developing cultural institutions investing in new infrastructure finding ways to manage environmental performance and engaging their inhabitants with new platforms for urban development Fast growing cities in China and the Middle East enter global competition It s not only cities in mature economies that are entering the global competition Fast growing cities in China and the Middle East in particular have been encouraging the investment education and innovation they believe can elevate them to world class status As cities successfully address the challenges they face they improve the quality of life they offer develop strong social networks and become hubs of prosperity that amplify their attractions to global talent Businesses need to make sure they track those developments closely wherever they are in the world Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders to team up for equality GLEE gains momentum Global Diversity Week interactions with global

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  • Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    on eight hotels in Cyprus visited by 60 000 TUI Group customers during 2013 The ambitious pilot study provided unprecedented insights into the tax economic environmental and social impacts of TUI s operations in Cyprus It also served to highlight the shortcomings of proxy indicators such as visitor numbers which do not reveal the true impacts of those visitors As well as being on the project s advisory panel TUI Group assisted by providing access to its hotels and suppliers data for the analysis and a technical review of the report Overwhelmingly positive benefits Overall the results clearly revealed that TUI Group s hotels generate overwhelmingly positive benefits in Cyprus Adding together the positive tax and wider economic benefits the study found that these two areas of impacts amounted to a total of 84 per guest per night far exceeding the negative environmental 4 and social 0 2 costs But they also underlined the dependent nature of the relationship between tourism operations and destinations the accumulative social and environmental impacts of millions of tourists over the years need to be carefully managed if a destination is to stay attractive The skills and experiences gained on the job by staff working in the eight hotels were estimated to be worth between 0 7 to 3 6 million in total However work placements as part of a degree course had the highest value for an individual worth up to 8 800 per student The current number of beneficiaries of these placements is relatively low which highlights the potential for skills development programmes to do more This highlights the sector s potentially significant role in developing the capability of the Cypriot workforce where tourism accounts for 22 of all employment It is also set against a backdrop of rising unemployment in Cyprus particularly among young people Share learnings with wider industry Jane Ashton TUI Group Director of Sustainability comments This is a ground breaking investigation by PwC and The Travel Foundation which reveals the extent to which our holidays bring positive benefits to a destination We are sharing the learnings from this project with the wider industry and with destination governments so collectively we can make a difference Find out more See www pwc co uk timmtourism Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders to team up for equality GLEE gains momentum Global Diversity Week interactions with global impact Leading PwC s research into female millennials Teaming up with the UN to support HeForShe Our people Bringing a

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  • Teaming up with the UN for HeForShe: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    support HeForShe with PwC s Global Chairman Dennis Nally announcing at the World Economic Forum in Davos that he was becoming a founding HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 champion This makes PwC one of the first 10 businesses worldwide to commit to bold game changing actions to achieve gender equality within and beyond their institutions PwC s actions to support HeForShe include developing and launching a male focused gender curriculum with global reach launching a Global Inclusion Index tofurther increase women in leadership roles and raising the global profile of HeForShe with PwC people clients and communities During Global Diversity Week Dennis hosted a Twitter chat with the Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka to discuss the collaboration PwC is now lending its full global footprint to HeForShe encouraging employees to commit online to taking specific actionsas well as reaching out to clients and communities to do the same at www heforshe pwc com Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders to team up for equality GLEE gains momentum Global Diversity Week interactions with global impact Leading PwC s research into female millennials Teaming up with the UN to support HeForShe Our people Bringing a world of technical experience Bringing business acumen and a global view from Beijing to New Jersey Bringing the PwC Professional

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  • Implementing a new clinical pathway in Norway for patients with acute stroke: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    society as a whole Every minute that passes before a patient with an acute or ischemic stroke receives treatment results in a poorer outcome and more damage An analysis showed that Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital located in the city of Bergen in Norway was taking 70 minutes on average to deliver medical treatment to patients suffering from ischemic strokes far exceeding the target of 30 minutes set by the Western Norway Regional Health Authority So to provide the best possible clinical pathway for these patients the hospital set up a project to identify actions to reduce the door to needle time It asked PwC Norway to manage the project supported by an interdisciplinary team assembled from units involved in diagnosis and treatment Faster diagnosis more efficient patient treatment The PwC team began by mapping out the existing pathway enabling it to identify bottlenecks and possible mitigating actions Using this analysis the team then developed and proposed a new clinical pathway to enable faster diagnosis more efficient patient treatment and better outcomes This pathway was approved by the client who gave the go ahead for it to be implemented With the new pathway now in place the average medical delivery time is down dramatically to an average of 16 minutes The hospital also has an increased focus on pathway performance with regular simulations training and usage of key performance indicators to support continuous improvement A pathway we are proud of The client is delighted with the results Christer Lie Chief Attending Physician Division of Internal Medicine at Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital comments The new clinical pathway is leading to a significant reduction in the risk of damage by the disease Åse Nordstrønen Head of Department Division of Internal Medicine at Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital adds Now we have a pathway for patients with acute stroke which we are proud of and which gives rapid diagnosis and treatment time well within the target set by the Western Region Health Trust Morten J Areklett a partner in PwC Norway s Bergen office says This project is a great example of what you can achieve when joining a good team from the client with a good team from PwC Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders to team up for equality GLEE gains momentum Global Diversity Week interactions with global impact Leading PwC s research into female millennials Teaming up with the UN to support HeForShe Our people Bringing a world of technical experience Bringing business acumen and a global view from

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  • Helping Despegar.com sustain its leading position in the Latin American travel market: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    products for all segments Managing tax compliance A further challenge for Despegar com has been managing tax compliance across the various tax regimes in the region as well as exchange control regulations In order to continue its growth and operate efficiently Despegar com needed to attribute income to different subsidiaries while growing the intellectual property and IT at the core of the business Overall indirect taxation Two years ago Despegar com was seeking a trusted advisor to help it manage its tax affairs and it turned to PwC Argentina Since then a combined team drawn from PwC firms in Latin America plus PwC Spain and PwC US has been working closely with the client From a transfer pricing perspective our role has included designing a business model to allocate operating income in a sustainable way to the various jurisdictions where Despegar com operates says PwC Argentina partner José María Segura The PwC network team has also reviewed the overall indirect taxation paid by the company across the region as well conducting specific in depth reviews of its potential tax exposures in certain countries The PwC network team has been able to consolidate its position as a global trusted advisor to Despegar com and contributed to helping the company sustain its leadership position in the Latin American travel market Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total

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  • Helping Avios analyse huge data sets to boost transparency and growth: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    more exciting more flexible rewards Today Avios has over 6 5 million active members in over 220 countries collecting Avios with their Travel Rewards Programme British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus To improve its transparency growth and ability to integrate acquisitions Avios decided to combine the frequent flyer programmes of each of its airlines This required a restructuring of the shareholdings in the existing programmes A single entity with one currency Avios was seeking help with the integration of the programmes respective finances as they went through the creation of a single entity with one currency As part of this process the management team wanted to understand the key value drivers of each of the schemes and to test the assumptions they used in establishing profitability and unused points Avios also wanted to understand the impact of the new currency on the overall business PwC US s actuarial loyalty specialists worked closely alongside the Avios marketing and finance teams to provide management with a clearer view of the overall profitability of the programme This insight was used by management to make better informed business decisions about the programme terms and conditions which were critical to their future business plans PwC UK partner Alistair Kett says We tackled this complex and wide ranging project in four phases through a multi disciplinary team drawn from across PwC and with a wide range of skills John Kryczka PwC US Managing Director adds A key success factor was PwC s capability to analyse large data sets supported by our specialist benchmarking and loyalty industry team in the US Greater transparency of value Avios s business has benefited in several ways It now has greater transparency of value with the revenue and costs of the frequent flyer programmes combined and improved tracking of transactions to support commercial decisions It also has a sustainable and unified platform on which to integrate the frequent flyer programmes of any future acquisitions Gavin Halliday Managing Director at Avios says PwC ensured that integrating the finance functions of our different programmes was a seamless process providing expert advice which has allowed us to better understand the commercial impact of our new currency and create a sustainable model we can use going forward Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders to team up for equality GLEE gains momentum Global Diversity Week interactions with global impact Leading PwC s research into female millennials Teaming up with the UN to support HeForShe Our people Bringing a world

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  • Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    largest dedicated fund at 300m promoting girls education and funds 37 projects in 18 countries The GEC will help up to a million of the world s poorest girls improve their lives through education The GEC achieves these goals by drawing on over 80 PwC staff and contractors spread across 14 different countries with PwC people from Kenya Ghana India and Mozambique holding regional leadership positions Sharing lessons learned and evidence is an important objective of the GEC The approach used to monitor and evaluate the results it achieves is unsurpassed in its rigour following over 70 000 girls and households across 18 countries and measuring their learning This evidence will facilitate future research and allow lessons and insights to be leveraged by all thus further improving the lives of marginalised girls For more information please visit www gov uk girls education challenge Global Annual Review 2015 60 second overview Chairman s interview Facts and figures Colliding megatrends The sharing economy Connected living Supercompetitive cities Food integrity and transparency Revenues Corporate responsibility Demonstrating social return on investment Helping countries navigate the road to the Global Climate Negotiations in Paris Helping the Kenya government to transform reproductive health for poor mothers in rural areas Improving the lives of up to a million marginalised girls Partnering with TUI Group and the Travel Foundation to pinpoint the total impacts of tourism Clients Diversity and inclusion Enabling the genders to team up for equality GLEE gains momentum Global Diversity Week interactions with global impact Leading PwC s research into female millennials Teaming up with the UN to support HeForShe Our people Bringing a world of technical experience Bringing business acumen and a global view from Beijing to New Jersey Bringing the PwC Professional to life Building trusted relationships Global acumen to cross all kinds

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