Corporate Responsibility: Giving as Good as They Get


According to the Grant Thornton International Business Report, U.S. private companies rank highest in donating to community causes and charities and in participating in community activities.

When asked what drives them to adopt a corporate responsibility policy, 65% of companies around the world listed recruitment and retention pressures, and 63% listed cost management concerns.

In the U.S., 59% listed recruitment and retention pressures and 53% ranked cost management as the most important drivers. Only 21% of U.S. companies - the lowest ranking of all the countries surveyed - said saving the planet was an important driver.

The most common CSR initiative undertaken in the last year was actively promoting work force health and well-being.



Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.