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 of 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 260,000 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, partnering with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges.

    Through our four integrated service lines — Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services — 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 of 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.

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    Mark Weinberger

    EY Global Chairman and CEO

    Leads 260,000 EY people, who work with businesses, entrepreneurs and governments to solve their most pressing challenges and help them take advantage of emerging opportunities. Married father of four.

    Our people

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

    At EY, we develop leaders who build a better working world. 

    Our 260,000 people and 1 million EY 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.

    Better begins with you, our peer-based, global award program, asks EY people to nominate those who have found inspiring and impactful ways to bring to life EY’s purpose of building a better working world.

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    Our leadership

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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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    Performance

    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 2018 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 a rapidly changing world, at EY we’re making an enduring impact by staying focused on our purpose of Building a better working world.

    Mark Weinberger

    EY Global Chairman and CEO

     

    Building trust and confidence

    Our services help to build confidence, whether directly through our work or indirectly through what our work allows others to achieve.

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    Developing purpose-driven leaders

    Recruiting, managing and retaining top talent, and developing high-performing teams and outstanding leaders are some of the top concerns of all types of organizations around the world

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    Driving Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

    At EY we strongly believe that the things we do every day go a long way toward fulfilling our purpose of Building a better working world

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    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.

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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 260,000 people in 150 countries the opportunities for you to grow, succeed and thrive at EY are boundless.

    Work with us

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