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  • How companies are measuring, managing and reporting performance: The PwC Insight Report for The Crown Estate: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    the entire UK seabed and around 50 of the foreshore The organisation is value driven and committed to ensuring that the assets it manages are sustainably worked developed and enjoyed to deliver the best value back to the UK over the long term To help it achieve this purpose The Crown Estate has created its 2022 vision which is to be a progressive commercial business creating significant value beyond financial return and to make a positive impact through its Total Contribution to the UK Total Contribution is an innovative approach that The Crown Estate has developed to manage and communicate its performance beyond the financial To do this it has defined six resources and relationships that it draws on in its operations the impact of which is measured by a number of indicators Some of the indicators are established while others are at an earlier stage of development Insight into hard and soft information The PwC Insight Report provides an assessment of the maturity of a number of the indicators across six dimensions for example the integrity of data the certainty in measurement and the use of reporting frameworks This approach supports The Crown Estate in using broader sets of data in the development of its Total Contribution approach by providing insight to its management team and external stakeholders on how hard or soft the information is In publishing the PwC Insight Report The Crown Estate is able to be transparent on the progress and direction of the development of the approach It also builds trust with internal and external stakeholders by allowing them to make up their own minds about how much they depend on the information Part of a growing trend Alan McGill the PwC Assurance partner who led the project says the work for The Crown Estate is part of a growing trend More and more companies are looking to use some of the expanding amount of data available to them to manage and report their performance more widely and consider the impact of growth and innovation on a broader set of stakeholders he says Our Insight Reports help them achieve this and be more transparent about their progress and direction through insight into what lies behind the numbers 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

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  • Advisory: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    cross section of business and government worldwide And in the past year our clients in every country and marketplace have seen irresistible forces combining and colliding to generate constant disruption This means organisations of all types in all industries must be fully prepared for profound changes and equipped to take swift and proactive action to seize the resulting opportunities To do this leaders need a firm grasp not only of the likely impacts of changes but also of their own organisations capacity to respond Strategy through execution comes into its own To grow in such a disrupted environment companies need winning strategies that are themselves disruptive And as we advise our clients on creating and executing such strategies they re telling us that our combination with Strategy is enabling us to deliver even more fully on our strategy through execution proposition What does this mean for clients Well they re increasingly asking us to provide a wider range of skills to support them at every stage of a project or deal They re looking for us to be as diverse as they are to deliver better results in ever more places And they re looking to us for help in realising the benefits of advancing technologies Capabilities become the bedrock of future success A further function of today s disruptive environment is that businesses must focus not just on their business today but also on how they ll keep outpacing the competition tomorrow The answer lies in playing to their strengths by formulating and executing a strategy driven by their differentiated capabilities By identifying and combining their differentiated capabilities companies create the building blocks that connect and reinforce both strategy and execution As they do this our strategy through execution proposition ensures consistency at every stage That s why our Advisory business s ability to deliver value for clients has never been greater Do you want to get the complete picture of our Advisory practice Read the full Advisory section or have a look at our case studies 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 of borders Helping millennials own

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  • Advising one of China’s biggest conglomerates on a Myanmar bid: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    been a pioneer in China s process of economic reform Its businesses include financial services resources and energy manufacturing engineering contracting real estate and infrastructure both in China and overseas In September 2014 the Government of Myanmar launched a bidding process to develop three projects in Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone KP SEZ one of three such zones created in the country Located in Rakhine State on the west coast of Myanmar KP SEZ occupies a strategic central position between China India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations The three projects were a deep sea port industrial park and integrated residential area CITIC chose a PwC Advisory team led by PwC Singapore to advise it on the bids The team included specialists from the PwC firms in Australia China and Myanmar Provide financial and commercial services PwC s role was to provide financial and commercial services in support of bid preparation An integrated PwC team undertook key tasks including advising CITIC on the strategy and business plan conducting a macroeconomic study of KP SEZ s opportunities and positioning building financial models to assess all three potential projects and providing financial analysis to support decisions on the bids A key service provided by the PwC team was also the management of the master plans including detailed reviews from an urbanisation efficiency perspective as well as driving the creation of a viable business case for the integrated SEZ development Our team also provided tax and accounting advice on the bid structuring and supported the client in the bid submission and presentation said PwC Singapore partner Mark Rathbone In November 2014 CITIC submitted bids for the deep sea port and industrial park projects Proactive and creative thinking CITIC executives said PwC s advice and support were vital to the successful delivery of the bids Through proactive and creative thinking the PwC team made a considerable contribution not only to the bidding proposals but also to other work such as making the demonstration video and creating the bid presentation said Mr Yuan Shaobin Vice Chairman of CITIC Construction 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

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  • Building a foundation for innovation in Latin America with Grupo GIA: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    As a group GIA has undertaken more than 600 projects Five of these are PPPs with two completed a hospital and a prison and three still underway two hospitals and a major road scheme GIA has received the Socially Responsible Company award from the Mexican Center for Philanthropy for five years in a row A relationship built on mutual cooperation PwC Mexico s relationship with GIA Infrastructure one of the Group s fastest growing businesses goes back four years It s a relationship built on mutual cooperation By establishing and exploiting synergies between PwC s advisory practice and GIA s business the two organisations have successfully pooled their know how in areas ranging from consulting and financial advice to healthcare design and construction to create a powerful strategic partnership As GIA Infrastructure Director Jorge Fernando Moguel says this has enabled them to offer a unique and differentiated product strategy within the social infrastructure sector We d already jointly developed a project office approach which had been successfully applied during the planning and implementation stages of various projects Building on that experience we fine tuned the project office structure for use in the tendering stage of macro projects The intention was to generate a pool of continuously updated know how that could be rapidly consolidated into competitive highly targeted proposals factoring in detailed risk assessments and accurate scenario planning Through a programme of workshops PwC Mexico and GIA identified the comprehensive range of disciplines that would be needed to develop a winning proposal spanning design construction equipment pre operation and operation phases drawing on the resources and skills of each organisation This has delivered a number of wins including a recent project in the healthcare sector where the two firms combined their expertise in medical functional areas with architectural construction administrative technological and financial capabilities Setting new limits as strategic partners Looking ahead PwC Mexico partners José Alarcon and Francisco Ibañez expect this model to be replicated to powerful effect in other projects across Mexico and more widely in Latin America It s a relationship that generates real mutual benefit that enhances the strengths of both our businesses and creates a far broader range of opportunities than either of us would encounter on our own GIA s Luis Marquez Piñuela agrees We look forward to working together on new projects As strategic partners we re setting new limits for what we can achieve and our capacity to generate and innovate as a team is unstoppable 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

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  • Helping Allianz France by delivering a major IT and organisational change programme: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    businesses and communities both within France and across the world Three years ago Allianz France identified the need for a major transformation of its investment management systems and processes to deliver the three main business benefits of Improving compliance by covering part of Solvency II requirements and reaching the Allianz Group standards for financial reporting Optimising processes across the business enabling the company to operate more efficiently and redefine its relationships with third parties and Rationalising its IT architecture by implementing a new SAP business solution while also streamlining its overall information technology landscape to generate significant savings in IT running and maintenance costs Having carried out the initial planning and scoping for the transformation Allianz France knew that it would need a trusted world class partner to advise it on this strategic initiative and help it deliver this business critical IT and organisational change programme Having reviewed the marketplace it chose the PwC France Advisory practice to play that role Six month feasibility study The PwC team supported a six month feasibility study to prepare the way for a two year implementation effort To carry out the project which impacted some 90 systems and interfaces and about 100 end users Allianz France mobilised around 60 client staff at group and local level and 30 PwC consultants throughout design and implementation The new set up went live delivering prompt and tangible benefits to the business We helped Allianz France reshape its investment middle office and accounting functions resulting in increased operational efficiency closer alignment with group standards and reduced complexity in processes and the IT landscape says Ericson Opou director in PwC s Paris office who coordinated the efforts of PwC teams in this project Two years of intense and efficient collaboration According to Ronald Sloukgi PwC France lead relationship partner for Allianz France This project was a great opportunity to build a strong relationship with Allianz at local and group levels based on common trust resulting from two years of intense and efficient collaboration I particularly appreciated how our people worked with the PwC team to achieve best practices in our investment management and closing processes concludes Fanny Pallincourt head of Accounting Corporate Finance departments at Allianz France 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

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  • Helping Royal Bank of Canada’s top executives realise their full potential: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    services industry RBC identified the need for a sustainable enterprise wide executive development programme to support challenge and grow their top 350 leaders Thought provoking executive programme RBC selected PwC Canada to work on this strategic initiative Between June 2014 and June 2015 a PwC team drawn from across the global network worked with RBC s Leadership Development team to design and deliver a thought provoking and highly engaging executive programme Leading global faculty facilitated discussions on key topics aligned with RBC s strategic direction including organisational agility culture transparency and risk leading authentically innovation and curiosity and growing talent for the future RBC recognises that leaders are critical to their competitiveness they understand the link between strategy business results and quality of their leadership says PwC Canada s People Organisation Partner Karen Forward What sets them apart is that they don t just talk about it they do it Highly relevant and engaging experience The active sponsorship and engagement of C suite and more than 20 senior advisors from across the enterprise was critical to making this a highly relevant and engaging experience The programme has been well received and continues to deliver significant value to RBC as participants continue to engage their own teams with the learnings as part of a longer term sustainment programme 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

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  • Vendor due diligence for Lafarge-Holcim: a multi-country assignment for a unique global deal: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    France relationship partner for Lafarge was on the phone to his PwC Switzerland counterpart for Holcim Urs Honegger planning how PwC could help The 41bn merger of equals made global headlines creating by far the world s largest cement company by revenues Based on PwC s long trusted relationships with both companies Marc and Urs saw two potential engagements arising from the merger the Post Merger Integration and the Vendor Due Diligence on the assets to be disposed for antitrust reasons They immediately initiated the creation of two multi country multi skilled teams to handle each of them Unique in both scope and complexity A combination of teams from PwC France PwC Switzerland PwC Germany PwC UK was appointed to deliver the vendor assistance and vendor due diligence assignment It was unique in both scope and complexity involving two sellers and assets in more than 12 countries to be carved out and assembled for sale The project was also very broad covering the preparation and review of financial statements preparation of business plans analysis of carve out consequences and elaboration of a new target operating model combining assets from both companies It also included advice on tax and pension issues as well as on financial clauses of the Purchase Agreement Marc says the complexities didn t end there Since we were helping to sell a mix of assets from both companies we were effectively creating the financial information of an international business that didn t exist before he recalls And because the merger hadn t been completed we had to maintain confidentiality between the two clients As one network working for both companies we were able to safeguard the information of each Integrating specialist teams in a seamless way Beginning in June 2014 the project involved more than 180 staff from PwC firms in 10 countries over seven months and concluded with the sale of the businesses in February 2015 Lafarge and Holcim appreciated our capacity to assemble a balanced Franco Swiss core team very soon after the announcement of their merger comments Urs And our ability to integrate many specialist teams in a seamless way was key to our delivery of very high quality in very short deadlines 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

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  • Tax: Global Annual Review 2015: PwC
    unprecedented scrutiny combined with sweeping changes in tax policies worldwide and increasing use of technology is now transforming the tax environment and will shape the tax systems and functions of the future The rising profile of tax The rising profile of tax in societies worldwide reflects a wide array of factors For governments the recent economic downturn has put public finances under heavy pressure For citizens the debate over whether companies pay their fair share has focused attention on tax as never before And for companies and policymakers initiatives such as the OECD s BEPS are creating both complexity and opportunities Growing impacts from digital In parallel with these profound shifts the global tax environment is feeling the impact of another disruptive force the growing role of digital technologies across the entire tax landscape There are many manifestations of this change For example taxing authorities are going beyond e filing to use digital to gain a deeper understanding of taxpayers behaviour And across the world new taxes are being introduced that rely entirely on technology for compliance and enforcement Getting compliance right and building trust Businesses must ensure their own tax processes and systems keep pace with these developments especially on the compliance side And as BEPS ushers in increased transparency and compliance the tax function of the future will be shaped by the need for a solid technology strategy both to comply with the rules and uncover opportunities All these changes bring implications for trust Tax authorities drive to realise the benefits of technology can help to rebuild public trust in the tax system by making tax more efficient transparent and accountable And companies can support progress by investing in their tax functions digital capabilities As tax systems are transformed for today s business environment tax functions and tax authorities must follow suit Do you want to know more about our Tax practice Have a look at our case studies or download the complete Tax section in our Global Annual Review 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 of borders Helping millennials own their careers Helping to fight poverty

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