Corporate report using AR and VR

1 March, 2021

Will your next annual report come with installation instructions?

The annual report has been a cornerstone of corporate communications for more than 200 years, but while the past two centuries have seen sustained evolution in communications technology, the annual re...
Man looking at AR on a device

18 February, 2021

FRC backs use of augmented and virtual reality in corporate reporting

Bored of conventional corporate reporting? Tired of flicking through page after page of bland corporate statements and charts? Well, technology experts at a UK financial watchdog might have an answer:...
Board members discussing ESG

1 December, 2020

Does your board have the ESG skills they need for future success?

While we can all agree that the word “unprecedented” is overused today, this year has seen several distressing events take place on a global scale—bushfires destroying homes and wildlife in Aust...
Man holding a question mark

30 November, 2020

Watchdog’s ire provoked by ‘vague’ purpose statements

Regulators are a little disappointed. While the world is calling on companies to better define their purpose, it’s not going as well as it should. A review of governance statements from 100 UK co...
Climate disclosures warning sign

12 November, 2020

FRC says climate disclosures are ‘failing to meet investor expectations’

UK corporate reporting is under pressure again, with companies once more being asked to up their game on climate disclosures. UK regulator the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) says
Covid-19 crisis and stock market prices

22 October, 2020

FRC issues further warning over Covid and corporate reporting

Watchdogs have stressed yet again that companies be plain in disclosing their performance prospects as a result of the pandemic in their reporting. The warning comes in the Financial Reporting Coun...
Corporate reports on a boardroom table

9 October, 2020

FRC proposes ‘public interest report’ to highlight stakeholder issues

With all the talk of stakeholder interests in business it was only a matter of time before corporate reporting began to catch up. And so it has. This week sees the UK reporting watchdog issue proposal...
UN SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals

22 September, 2020

CFO taskforce reveals plan to boost UN Sustainable Development Goals

Last week we got the bad news that the world has failed to hit a single target designed to help save biodiversity on Earth. This week a group of chief financial officers (CFOs) has given the United Na...
Audit separation

6 July, 2020

FRC issues principles for separation of audit from other services

A landmark in the reform of the UK audit market has been reached with the Big Four firms put on notice that the “operational separation” of audit from other services must take place by the end of ...
Covid-19, coronavirus, hits markets

22 May, 2020

FRC urges companies to provide ‘full disclosure’ of survival prospects

UK companies are under notice to be transparent about their prospects for survival as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. The warning comes from the