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Making reporting transparent

The beating heart of corporate communication

Expectations of reporters have never been higher.

The story of company performance is more complex and connected than ever. From group strategies, sustainability commitments, and ESG disclosures, to market dynamics and company culture, stakeholders are demanding increasing transparency on what sits behind the numbers. They expect access to information precisely how and when they like it, too.


So, while regulatory disclosure is still reporting’s backbone, truly transparent reporting offers an engaging, forward-looking and complete picture of where an organisation is at, and where it is going.

Reporting sits at the very centre, using the past to set the scene for the future.

Brett Simnett


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The push for clarity

TCFD. CSRD. s.172. NFRD. SECR. SASB. IIRC. GRI. CDP. CDSB. UNGC. UNGP: just some of the frameworks, standards and regulations from recent years that have created a complicated landscape for reporters to wade through.


But clarity lies ahead. The formation of the International Sustainability Standards Board promises one clear international standard for investor-oriented reporting, in the shape of IFRS(s1) – and clear guidance for reporters that should generate consistent, comparable global sustainability disclosure. To complement this, the GRI Standards remain applicable for reporting aimed at broader stakeholders.

The best reporting comes when disclosure isn’t generic and tick-box but told through the bespoke lens of your company.

Jennifer Black


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Telling a clear story


At Radley Yeldar, we welcome this clarity. But reporting is so much more than alignment with frameworks, standards and regulations. It offers something special: one big moment of truth where, every year, you get a clear picture of where business has been and where it is going.


Many believe there’s no place for storytelling in such a regulated, legal environment. But ‘story’ is far more than a marketing exercise. It’s an underlying thread that connects the sections of a report and delivers a consistent, coherent narrative for the reader. Reports may not be marketing, but they certainly are communication tools.

A single moment of truth that should inspire and connect with your stakeholders.

Gary Nudds


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Tailored for your audiences

Far more than ‘just’ a collection of content, reporting is a process that defines a company’s messaging to all audiences for the year ahead. But those messages – your story – will only connect if you deliver them through the channels your audiences use. Effective reporting uses a connected ecosystem of content including website, social media and presentations and publications targeted to specific audiences.

Wdesk is the future, not many are aligned with it – we are.

Helen O'Hara

Wdesk expert

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Technology that puts you in control

Reporting can be an intense process involving close collaboration with multiple content creators and influencers. While we take full control of the day-to-day, we use technologies such as Wdesk, CtrlPrint and ns.publish to putp clients in control of content through 24-hour access and intuitive editing.