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16 July 2014

If reporting doesn't influence behaviour, why are we bothering?

By Superna Khosla, Integrated Reporting Policy Lead at PwC It’s a question that those of us surrounded by accounting manuals and data as interim reports are put to bed this month might well ask. It was the question Paul Druckman,...

02 July 2014

Reporting insights over breakfast

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC When you spend so long reviewing, debating, and writing about narrative reporting practices it’s nice to spend some time with the people that actually have to prepare the information and get their...

16 June 2014

Clear and concise reporting – what’s needed to make it a reality?

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Last week saw the launch of the FRC’s Guidance on the Strategic Report. Whilst the Regulations that introduced the Strategic Report represented only a modest change to narrative reporting requirements in...

30 May 2014

Human rights reporting - disappointing disclosures

By Rachel Poole, Sustainability and Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC Sustainability reporting is an area of fast-paced development at the moment – it’s an exciting place to be. We’re starting to see a feedback loop effect, where the requirement to...

12 May 2014

Integrated Reporting - ‘a step ahead’ of last month’s EU directive on non-financial disclosure, or going somewhere different altogether?

By Superna Khosla, Integrated Reporting Policy lead at PwC The first invitations to the expert committee supporting this Directive began to land on neighbouring desks in 2011 when I was at A4S/the IIRC, and it was exciting stuff. Tucked away...

25 April 2014

Reports out, results in...our view of the December year end reporters so far

By Gurpreet Kaur, Corporate reporting specialist at PwC With approximately half of the FTSE 350 having December year ends, March and April have been exciting months for our team. We have been eagerly reading annual reports as they have come...

07 April 2014

Innovative assurance for broader reporting: Is there a better way?

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Twitter: @MsullsMark LinkedIn: Mark O’Sullivan As you’ve read on this blog many times, I firmly believe that sound business decisions – and the disclosures companies make around them – increasingly need...

18 March 2014

Has the directors’ report had its day?

By John Patterson, Corporate reporting at PwC With December year end companies now publishing annual reports, it’s become clear that the advent of the strategic report has led to a downgrading of the directors’ report. It’s still a statutory requirement,...

03 March 2014

Investor relations professionals focus on improving disclosures

By Jennifer Sisson, Responsible for investor engagement at PwC @jenlsisson uk.linkedin.com/in/jensisson/ It is great to see that investor relations teams around the world have told BNY Mellon that they are focusing on improving disclosure. When asked what their ‘top goals’...

24 February 2014

New reporting regulations…what we’ve seen so far

By Elaine Forrest, PwC Corporate Reporting specialist When you spend your year reviewing annual reports, the start of a new reporting cycle is a bit like getting an unexpected present. You don’t know what’s inside, but it’s exciting to receive...

07 February 2014

Megatrends drive reporting change – time to change gear?

By Mark O'Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC So how prepared are companies to deal with the fundamental external forces that CEOs think will have the most impact on their businesses over the next five years? This year’s PwC...

18 November 2013

How does your reporting measure up?

With challenging new reporting requirements and the continuing pressure to communicate effectively with stakeholders, companies are facing a daunting task. In our recent reporting survey, you’ll find practical tips, investor insights and best practise examples to help with your reporting.

25 October 2013

So how do you restore trust?

It’s a difficult question – and one that we’ve been talking to leaders about in a series of round table discussions this year. So I was interested to hear our chairman Ian Powell sharing three top-line actions from those round...

04 October 2013

‘Excellence in reporting’ changes gear in 2013 awards

Our Building Public Trust Awards dinner is one of my favourite times of year. PwC spends a great deal of time working with companies, public sector organisation, investors, and other stakeholders to understand market needs and review how effectively these...

16 September 2013

Live webcast: how new regulation will impact in 2013

On Monday 23 September, we will be hosting a live webcast to discuss the variety of new narrative reporting requirements that significantly change the way companies will have to report to the market during the next reporting cycle. We will...

09 July 2013

International business gathers in Germany to tackle the reporting challenge

Integrated reporting has just taken an important step forward as some of the world’s largest businesses gathered in Frankfurt for the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Pilot Programme Conference, which we hosted for them. They considered the results of new research...

21 June 2013

Tax transparency: business under the microscope

According to some politicians, civil society organisations (CSOs) and journalists, a number of the world’s biggest brands are by dint of their tax arrangements “unethical”, “evil” and “disgraceful”. Wherever you stand on the issue, it’s clear that such headline-grabbing allegations...

16 April 2013

The Integrated Reporting Framework: “what’s in it for me?”

It’s a busy time in the reporting world: the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has just launched the consultation draft of its integrated reporting framework – or IR - for comment. It’s now time for businesses and investors to get...

26 March 2013

Strategy – have a backbone

As part of our ‘Building Public Trust’ initiative, we’ve been having an exciting discussion about what’s ‘game changing’ for business and their communications with stakeholders. Strategy was the first topic we discussed and we have summarised our thinking in a...

16 December 2012

Do you explain what makes your business tick? 50% don’t

I’ve spoken to a lot of people about this and they all tend to agree that business information, reporting and assurance cannot stand still. Information that we rely on has to keep up with the dramatic changes businesses are undergoing...