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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...

12 April 2017

Non-financial reporting regulations – Reporting opportunity or legislative burden?

By Sarah Allen, Corporate Reporting Senior Manager at PwC It doesn’t seem like a year ago since we were drafting our response to BIS’ consultation on the UK implementation of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive. And yet here we are 12 months later with the non-financial reporting regulations now in...

07 April 2017

Confessions of a tree-hugger

By Elana Du Plessis, Senior Manager, Accounting Consulting Services at PwC At the end of February PwC released this year’s Global investor survey, marking the second time the views of investors were compared and contrasted with the views of CEOs. I find this comparison fascinating, because investment professionals tend to...

27 March 2017

Reporting in the comfort zone (again)

By Gurpreet Kaur, Corporate reporting manager at PwC In our annual review of FTSE 350 reporting practices, we found that too many companies were reporting within their ‘comfort zone’. We have recently seen more evidence of this when looking at reporting practices around the topical issues of cyber security, climate...

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,...

12 January 2017

PwC’s guide to better business models

By Sarah Allen, Corporate Reporting Specialist at PwC Hello, and a Happy New Year to you! This is our first blog of 2017, and completes our series of three blogs exploring the reporting of business models which has followed the publication of our report Reporting your business model: Emerging practices...

15 December 2016

Ianus, long-termism and the role of corporate reporting

By Superna Khosla, Integrated Reporting Policy Lead at PwC As we gallop towards the Christmas holidays, it feels like the corporate reporting world has just finished ‘peak conference’. For those connected with integrated reporting, there was a bit of a mini marathon last week with the IIRC-ICGN conference focusing on...

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...

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...

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...