19 posts categorised "Mark O'Sullivan"

07 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019!

By Mark O'Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting Happy New Year! Basking in a post festive glow of excess it’s time to look to the year ahead and what the future holds for reporting. During the last few months of 2018 it sometimes felt like we were operating in limbo. While...

28 February 2018

Award winners might help navigate the stakeholder agenda

By Mark O’Sullivan, Head of Corporate Reporting Insights from PwC’s Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards 2017: Excellence in Reporting in the FTSE 350 The December y/e reporting cycle is in full swing and we’re in a privileged position to have an early view on current/emerging trends and the...

14 December 2017

Stakeholders are for life, not just for Christmas

By Mark O’Sullivan, Head of Corporate Reporting at PwC UK Follow @MsullsMark With the steady stream of announcements in recent weeks it has sometimes felt as though the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) must be trying to produce their very own advent calendar – with a tasty new piece of guidance...

23 May 2017

Can’t live with it, can’t live without it - the continuing role of the annual report

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark “Why should I improve my annual report? My board doesn’t see the value in spending the time and none of my investors ever ask about it? What I really focus on is the results announcement and presentation.” If I...

20 February 2017

The Year of the Stakeholder

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark BEIS’s consultation on its Green Paper on Corporate Governance closed on Friday. Whilst we’re a long way from knowing the final outcome, it’s clear that how companies take wider stakeholder interests into account is becoming increasingly important to government,...

08 December 2016

Introducing PwC’s business model types

By Mark O’Sullivan, Head of Corporate Reporting at PwC This is the second in a series of three blogs that explores and discusses the reporting of business models and follows the publication of our report Reporting your business model: emerging practices and future trends. One of the joys of my...

21 November 2016

Report Leadership: 10 years on

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark 10 years ago to this very day, a group of like-minded individuals under the project title ‘Report Leadership’ published some simple and practical ways to improve narrative and financial reporting. This multi-stakeholder group included staff from CIMA, PwC, Radley...

27 September 2016

Distinctive. Strategic. Relevant. Taking corporate reporting beyond boilerplate

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark Regular readers of our blog will not be surprised to hear that we strongly believe that reporting, if done well, can deliver significant competitive advantage to companies in a variety of ways, from securing capital and credit to winning...

24 May 2016

Dictionary definition - what does ‘business success’ mean in the 21st century?

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark There’s a lot to get your teeth into in our latest survey of investor views. What struck me most though was the increasing number of investors and CEOs that see companies having a wider purpose than simply creating value...

23 February 2016

Lost in translation – understanding Alternative Performance Measures

By Mark O’Sullivan, Director of Corporate Reporting at PwC Follow @MsullsMark If you haven’t heard the noise around Alternative Performance Measures (APMs) yet, well… where have you been? Everybody, from regulators, investors, right through to the media, have had something to say about them – both good and bad. Although...