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For the companies featured in this year’s How does it stack up?, this is the second reporting cycle since new legislation for remuneration reporting came into effect. We are starting to see reports that go beyond the legislation, with some including a summary page. Because remuneration reports are lengthy, we believe this is a worthwhile addition. It’s also a quick win, as it requires no additional information.Read more
For companies wondering how best to describe their business model, explaining how they generate revenues is a good starting point. Here are examples from three companies that do exactly that.Read more
It’s nearly the end of the second reporting cycle since the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) launched the integrated reporting framework, back in December 2013. The framework heralded a new model of corporate reporting, one that put the so called non financial ‘capitals’ - natural, social and relationship, human, intellectual and manufactured - on an equal footing with the incumbent heavy weight, financial capital. So has the integrated reporting framework ushered in a new dawn for corporate reporting?Read more
Let’s be honest, no one much cares what businesses have to say. Yet too often they get stuck in broadcast mode – only to find themselves on the back foot when tricky PR issues arise. This is probably because many of them have lost sight of what’s important about social media.Read more
Mobile has changed websites for good, and for the better. The smaller window has led a shift away from the practice of overwhelming visitors with endless options and irrelevant content. Instead, we’re now seeing leaner, more focused online experiences.Read more
Let's face it, intranets are useless. They suck in huge amounts of time, effort and resources - and what’s the result? Probably the most inefficient platform in the history of corporate communication. They are the regrettable offspring of an unfortunate liaison between IT, HR, Procurement and Corporate comms. They represent the last bastion of corporate command and control by clinging rigidly to ancient and outmoded hierarchies.Read more
As part of How does it stack up?, Radley Yeldar's research into narrative reporting, we read and rank all of the annual reports in the FTSE 100. We like to think this makes us well-placed to comment on what makes a report an easy read.Read more
Discussion of risks in annual reports has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years. Reporters are striving to be clearer, more concise and more material in their risk reporting.Read more
The law of unintended consequences is present in corporate reporting. Introduced with the best intentions, regulatory requirements have compelled reporters to disclose more, but the number of pages has swelled with the unintended outcome of producing annual reports that are overly complicated and sometimes indigestible. The reaction has been a plea for conciseness, led by the Financial Reporting Council, sparking a lot of chatter about the length of reports. This risks another unintended consequence.Read more
The importance of key performance indicators (KPIs) within a business is well understood. The importance of KPIs to external reporting is not as well understood, but there are signs this is changing.Read more
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