9 posts categorised "Elaine Forrest"

17 April 2018

Stakeholders - your time has come?

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting Specialist at PwC My colleagues and I are well into the period of the year where we have our heads buried in annual reports keeping an eye on the latest reporting trends. This year has seen the arrival of the new non-financial reporting regulations and...

18 September 2017

Accountability in changing times

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC Follow @EJFForrest Last week we hosted over 50 NEDs and corporates for the launch of our annual FTSE 350 review of corporate reporting trends to debate the issues it provokes. Joined by an experienced and informed panel of Paul George from the...

03 August 2017

Measuring performance – what makes a good KPI disclosure?

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC With so many companies now required to identify and report on their key performance indicators (KPIs), it’d be easy to think that understanding how companies measure their strategic performance would be as straightforward as finding the right page of the annual report....

29 November 2016

The future’s bright (possibly)

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting Specialist at PwC The old Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times” seems to have been created specifically for 2016. The last 12 months (and the last 6 in particular!), have seen a number of surprising events that have led to market volatility and...

24 March 2016

Fixing the productivity puzzle - through reporting

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC This week has seen the release of the Investment Association’s Productivity Action Plan. It’s designed to boost the UK’s economy through long-term investment and I was really pleased to see that the role of corporate reporting was front and centre in their...

15 October 2015

Telling an authentic story

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC As someone who loves to read, my task of reading all the FTSE 350 annual reports every year is in many ways ideal. However, whilst the works of fiction I read keep me enthralled and engaged, taking me on eventful journeys through...

11 June 2015

Does company size matter when it comes to producing a good annual report?

By Elaine Forrest, Corporate Reporting specialist at PwC Last week the FRC followed up the comments it made in its most recent annual report about the poor quality of reporting by most smaller quoted companies, by launching a programme of measures designed to help these companies improve standards. I welcome...

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 perspective on the challenges they’ve faced and the progress they’ve...

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 it. Then you open it… is it something new and...