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Global review 2014

A year of change

Change is inescapable. Whether you view change as good or bad, it's how you respond to it that matters.

You can see this change in the global economy, which is constantly shifting. While there are some bright spots, the financial crisis continues to cast a long shadow, and the recovery has been far from uniform.

You can see this change in regulation, where government is taking a bigger role in business and people's lives. Regulatory change is re-shaping industries and increasing the complexity of operating across borders. We've seen this change in the accounting profession with the passage of the EU audit legislation, which will have a tremendous impact on many of our clients.

And you can see this change in technology, where more and more devices are connected to the internet and nearly everything we do generates vast amounts of data that can be mined for insight. The businesses that can use that data effectively are becoming more efficient, innovative and responsive to the market.

In this environment of great change we believe that our purpose — building a better working world — is particularly relevant and helps ensure that change is positive. Our purpose is present in everything we do from our services that build trust and confidence in the capital markets to our efforts to develop outstanding leaders. It gives us energy and inspires our people to strive to achieve the best.


EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world.

The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.

A better working world also develops talent in all its forms and encourages collaboration. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world.

We know that although we have a role to play, building a better working world requires extensive collaboration. We engage with the world. We use our global reach and our relationships with clients, governments and not-for-profit organizations to create positive change.

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