Reporting Archive

Jan 31, 2019
NIRI encourages disclosure of company-specific ESG metrics
IR teams have a crucial role to play in ensuring ESG disclosures are company-specific, relevant to investors and don’t fall into the trap of using boilerplate language, according to a new NIRI policy statement. IR professionals should be educating themselves about the types of ESG information investors want and partnering with internal stakeholders to ensure it gets delivere...
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Jan 28, 2019
Inside Estée Lauder’s three-year journey to online-only annual report
When it comes to corporate reporting, the old adage is that more disclosure isn’t necessarily better disclosure. While many companies’ annual reports are growing to include expanded ESG information, Estée Lauder has enabled readers to download their own customized report. The ‘Build your own report’ feature is the latest in a string of innovations the Estée Lauder reporting and communications teams has launched in the last two years. Three years ago...
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Jan 23, 2019
Investors get record payout from British companies in 2018
Investors received a mammoth payout last year from British companies, which disbursed nearly £100 bn ($130 bn) in dividends – a new record.  According to Link Asset Services’ UK Dividend Monitor, which measures how much British companies pay out in dividends, payments were up 5.1 percent to £99.8 bn in 2018. The record payout was driven by a rise in profits, better-than-expected special dividend payments and the effect of currency exchange rates. Compa...
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Jan 07, 2019
30 IR stars in 30 days: Vincent Tse of China Resources Beer
IR Magazine has a long history of honoring those men, women and companies around the world that excel at investor relations. In celebration of 30 years of IR Magazine, we selected 30 IR stars that have shone particularly brightly over the past three decades and will be posting one profile each day for 30 days.  As well as being featured in our 30 IR star...
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Dec 27, 2018
Three macro risks face markets in 2019
Politics, growth concerns and rising rates have been some of the key drivers of markets this year, and they are likely to play another starring role in the next 12 months, creating both risks and opportunities for investors. This is according to Robert-Jan van der Mark, co-manager of the Kames Diversified Growth Fund, who notes that between Brexit, trade wars and labor market concerns there are several uncertainties for investors to navigate over the coming months....
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Dec 17, 2018
Hong Kong to regain top IPO destination crown
Hong Kong is expected to regain its position as the top destination for IPOs with estimated fundraising of around HK$300 bn ($38.4 bn) in 2018, after losing its IPO crown to New York in 2017.   The strong performance this year has been driven by three major deals from the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sector, which altogether raised HK$135 bn. The influx of ‘new economy’ companies is set to boost the total number of new listings to hit a record 20...
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Nov 20, 2018
Indian firms must do more on sustainability disclosure
Just half (51 percent) of the 100 largest companies in India provide sustainability reports that contain internationally recognized benchmarks such as Global Reporting Initiative standards, according to the latest India Disclosure Index from FTI Consulting.  The reporting of ESG risks by Indian firms lags significantly behind the wider ASEAN region, adds FTI ...
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Nov 14, 2018
Non-financial reporting groups begin work on reporting standards alignment
Leading institutions in non-financial reporting – including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), FASB and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – have formed a two-year project to drive better alignment between the different frameworks. This new project, which will be led by the IIRC’s Corporate Reporting Dialogue, will identify similarities and differences between a range of different reporting f...
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