Who we are

Builders of a better working world

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    Our purpose

    At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

    In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our ‘North Star’ guiding our more than 300,000 people — providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. We help digital pioneers fight data piracy; guide governments through cash-flow crises; unlock new medical treatments with data analytics; and pursue high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. In other words, working with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges.

    Through our four integrated service lines — Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax — and our deep sector knowledge, we help our clients to capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth. Our high-performing, multidisciplinary teams help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.

    We believe a better working world is one where economic growth is sustainable and inclusive. We work continuously to improve the quality of all our services, investing in our people and innovation. And we’re proud to work with others – from our clients to wider stakeholders – to use our knowledge, skills and experience to help fulfill our purpose and create positive change.

    Edited by Stefan Rösch-Rütsche

    Country Managing Partner | Switzerland

    Passionate about supporting our clients and helping them navigate through the transformative age.

    Our people

    Our purpose — Building a better working world — is the foundation of our culture.

    At EY, we empower our people with the right mindsets and skills to navigate what’s next, become the transformative leaders the world needs, pursue careers as unique as they are, and build their own exceptional EY experiences.

    Our more than 300,000 people and one million alumni form a powerful network. Each of those people leads and inspires others during their time at EY and beyond and brings our purpose to life in the work they do every day. The ability to invite, leverage and learn from different perspectives is key to delivering for our clients. We believe diversity and inclusiveness means growth. See our recent awards from respected organizations who have recognized our efforts.

    We are investing more time, technology and money than ever before in skills and learning for our people. This includes the launch of the new, first of its kind EY Tech MBA, in collaboration with Hult International Business School. It builds on the success of our EY Badges program, which helps our people develop future-focused skills in areas such as technology, sustainability and leadership.

    Our leadership

    How smart sensors are driving Industry 4.0 forward

    Sensors are making a huge impact in networked production. Besides delivering production data, they’ve been defining entire business models for some time.

    9 May 2020 Daniel Zaugg

    When will you move long-term value from ambition to action?

    In this transformative age, the only market certainty is change. Organizations that embrace disruption and meet it with purpose are the ones that innovate, evolve and thrive. They’re the ones that add value over time – for themselves and all their stakeholders.

    9 May 2020 Mike Sills

    When bots do the buying where is the value in shopping?

    With the closing of big department stores and retailers’ revenues consistently declining, some commentators are predicting the end of retail

    9 May 2020 Thomas Hagmann

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    Our alumni

    EY’s one million alumni continue to inspire us and help build a better working world.

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    By focusing on our purpose of building a better working world, we’re making an enduring impact for our people, clients and communities.

    Through insights, facts and figures, case studies and videos, our Global review tells the story of our year. It shows how we’re applying our knowledge and experience every day to build a better working world through our services to clients, the leaders we develop, the confidence we provide to the capital markets and the support we give to the communities in which our people live and work.

    In this transformative age, our committment to our people and our community guides us in making bold decisions, embracing an entrepreneurial mindset and winning as a team.

    Stefan Rösch-Rütsche

    Country Managing Partner Switzerland


    How we are creating long-term value for clients

    Long-term value for clients means helping them address today’s challenges and move forward into the next wave of technological change.

    17 Dec 2019 EY Global

    How we are creating long-term value for people

    Now more than ever we need extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds to help clients move into the next wave of disruption.

    17 Dec 2019 EY Global

    How we are creating long-term value for society

    Long-term value for society is created not just through what we do, but also how we do it.

    17 Dec 2019 EY Global

    Inclusive growth

    We believe a better working world is one where everyone can contribute to and share in the benefits of sustainable economic growth.

    Over the past generation, trends such as rapidly advancing technology, increased globalization and demographic shifts have brought huge benefits, but at the same time have left many people feeling like they’re falling behind.

    We believe economic growth and social inclusion must always be looked at together and increased overall prosperity can only be achieved along with more equal opportunity and outcomes. 

    Through our services, our wider influence and our approach to corporate responsibiilty, we're committed to supporting broad-based growth that empowers everyone to contribute to and benefit from economic success, both today and tomorrow.

    Jay Nibbe

    For CEOs, are the days of sidelining global challenges numbered?

    Learn more about our efforts to drive sustainable, inclusive growth, and support the Sustainable Development Goals, in our latest United Nations Global Compact communication on progress.

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    LGBT+ inclusion: Can you apply a globally consistent policy across an inconsistent world?

    Impact entrepreneurs make it their business to tackle social inequality and accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Discover how EY is helping some of the best to scale their life-changing businesses.

    Read the full story

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    Building trust in the capital markets

    We provide trust and confidence in the capital markets by promoting transparency, supporting financial stability and fostering inclusive economic growth.

    Quality audits are a key part of healthy capital markets. But all of our services help organizations to improve their performance and lead to a healthier economy, which benefits everyone in society. We take our role in the capital markets very seriously and we speak regularly with our many stakeholders on important topics. Through these conversations we deepen our understanding of the vital role business plays in society and of the policy environment we work in. In turn, we use this knowledge to inform discussions with legislators, regulators and investors around regulatory changes and broader policy issues.

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    Job opportunities

    The #FutureOfWork is now. With more than 280,000 people in 150 countries the opportunities for you to grow, succeed and thrive at EY are boundless.

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