EU NFRD review

10 December, 2019

European agreement on sustainable business taxonomy divides opinion

European institutions have taken a step closer to agreeing definitions of what constitutes green business activity. The end of last week saw the commission president and the European Parliament rea...
empty boardroom chairs

6 November, 2019

Boards gear up for section 172 disclosures

This is the year of corporate reporting. Its importance was underlined last week when the UK’s company reporting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), wrote to the chairs of audit committ...
active investors, shareholder rights

7 October, 2019

Active investors bring about better governance, academics confirm

Active investors are piling the pressure on boards and companies to change their ways or improve their governance, but the effects of all that engagement are notoriously difficult to measure. With the...
people, crowd, workers, employees

3 October, 2019

FRC citizens’ juries reveal public views on corporate governance

Commentators often make great claims for what the public thinks about complex issues like audit, corporate reporting and governance. But rarely are the public’s thought processes put to the test—u...
sustainable funds, sustainability, growth

12 August, 2019

Sustainable funds prosper as strategic shift gathers pace

The evidence that fund managers across Europe have switched their attention to the sustainability of their stock picks grew this week, this time with research revealing proof of the strategic shift—...
ESG, environment, sustainability

9 August, 2019

Better Alignment Project maps the road to sustainability

Building a corporate reporting system that is effective, robust and reflective of the realities of doing business in the modern day is central to the work of the
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

4 June, 2019

New drive to integrate UN SDGs into corporate reporting

Efforts to place the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) front and centre of business thinking are to receive a shot in the arm following a new agreement to integrate them into corporate repor...
sustainability, climate change

14 December, 2018

Debate heats up over sustainability reporting

The debate over company reporting is heating up once again. This time over sustainability issues. The EU may have brought into effect a new directive on non-financial reporting but there are many who ...
documents, annual reports, corporate reporting

2 November, 2018

Corporate reporting approaches a new start

Fresh from this year’s soul-searching over corporate governance, one of the UK’s key watchdogs has now launched a
corporate transparency

10 May, 2018

Reporting directive paves way for improved accountability

The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive has introduced a new requiremen...