The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works. У вас есть вопрос? У нас есть ответ. Решая сложные задачи бизнеса, мы улучшаем мир. У вас є запитання? У нас є відповідь. Вирішуючи складні завдання бізнесу, ми змінюємо світ на краще. Meilleure la question, meilleure la réponse. Pour un monde meilleur. 問題越好。答案越好。商業世界越美好。 问题越好。答案越好。商业世界越美好。


Long term value

With the world changing rapidly, society’s trust in corporate entities remains at an all-time low. This may lead governments to respond with more regulation, while businesses struggle to hold meaningful conversations with key stakeholders because they lack an effective way to communicate about creating value.

It is clear new approaches are needed to give business and society the assurance they need.

We believe the profession’s role – to provide confidence and trust in the operation of capital markets – is being tested like never before, whilst advanced technology is transforming the availability and quantity of data businesses can measure, and speeding up the way they measure it.

A structured framework for reporting broader value to society and key stakeholders would enable businesses to better articulate their long-term strategies.

We appreciate such a framework will not be enough, on its own, to restore trust, but, alongside market-led initiatives such as the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism, and a sustained effort to prove the credibility of new metrics, it could herald a powerful shift.

The goal is to provide a framework that will help companies deliver trusted information to a broad group of stakeholders, including investors and wider society, to improve allocation of capital for the long term and enable stakeholders to make more considered judgment about long-term behaviours and value creation.

Explore our Discover more section for examples of articulating long term value creation.

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EY - The board’s role in driving and effectively communicating their organisation’s long-term strategy is crucial to building public trust and investor confidence.

The board’s role in driving and effectively communicating its organisation’s long-term strategy is crucial to building public trust and investor confidence.

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EY - Hywel Ball

Hywel Ball

Assurance Managing Partner, UK and Ireland, & Head of UK Audit
EY - Barend Van Bergen

Barend Van Bergen

Partner, Long Term Value & Client Change and Sustainability Services
UK and Ireland
EY - Kath Barrow

Kath Barrow

Partner, Audit
UK and Ireland
EY - Loree Gourley

Loree Gourley

Director, Regulatory and Public Policy
UK and Ireland