corporate transparency

10 May, 2018

Reporting directive paves way for improved accountability

The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive has introduced a new requiremen...
women at work, gender pay gap, business

19 December, 2017

Regulator warns of ‘unlimited’ fines for failures over pay gap reports

The regulator in charge of enforcing gender pay gap reporting among UK companies has warned of "unlimited fines and convictions" for failure to comply with new disclosure rules. The
Sweden, Swedish flag, sustainability reporting

18 December, 2017

Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

There is an increasing trend among companies across the globe to report on their sustainability. As well as information on the company’s economic performance, this includes information on how it ...
Paris, France

8 December, 2017

French investors tackle reporting on ESG with Article 173

Almost a third of French investors required to report on how environmental, social and governance issues are integrated into their portfolios have so far failed to do so. Research by
AI, artificial intelligence, data

27 November, 2017

Industrial strategy calls for improved reporting of capital allocation

The government has said it will introduce "better and more transparent" corporate reporting on capital allocations as part of its newly published industrial strategy. The long-awaited paper also in...
Mitie

21 November, 2017

Mitie’s financial reporting falls under further scrutiny

Financial statements issued by Mitie, the outsourcing giant, are to face further investigation, following an announcement by watchdogs. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the accounting regulat...
corporate reporting, ESG reporting

15 November, 2017

Too many ESG measures lead to reporting fatigue

Given the importance of sustainability to current business models, it is no surprise that those measures which rate company performance on enviro...
Japan, stewardship code, Abenomics

13 November, 2017

Origins of investor stewardship and the Japan code

Stewardship is not a new concept. The seminal 1992 Cadbury Report recommended that investors should disclose their policies on the use of their v...
corporate reporting

23 October, 2017

Improve detail in corporate reporting, says watchdog

UK companies could improve the quality of detailed explanations in their corporate reporting, according to an annual inspection from the reporting regulator. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) h...