Reporting Archive

Jul 15, 2021
Say-on-climate proposals used by some to simply appear progressive, warns SquareWell
A growing number of companies are proactively adopting say-on-climate (SoC) votes, but shareholder advisory firm SquareWell Partners warns that some – particularly in carbon-intensive industries – are doing so in a bid to appear more progressive than their peers. The idea of an SoC vote was started as a campaign by the Children’s Investment Fund (TCI) in 2019 and has since s...
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Jul 14, 2021
Big four accounting firms maintain hold on FTSE 100, finds FRC data
The big four auditing firms – Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC – have maintained their grip on the FTSE 100 audit market despite efforts by regulators to increase competition, according to new data released today. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK’s financial reporting watchdog, wants to open up the market for audit services and today published figures showing ‘challenger firms’ – those outside of the big four – have increased their share of FTSE...
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Jun 21, 2021
Investors target 1,320 companies over disclosure of environmental risks
More than 1,000 companies need to boost their reporting of environmental risks, according to a campaign backed by major institutional investors. The project, which pushes companies to report environmental data through CDP’s disclosure system, says 1,320 businesses were targeted this year, including Netflix, Alibaba Group and Rio Tinto. In total, 168 investors and financial institutions took part in CDP’s non-disclosure campaign, a rise of 56 percent compa...
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Jun 09, 2021
SASB and IIRC launch new reporting organization
SASB and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today launched their new merged organization – the Value Reporting Foundation – as the latest step aimed at developing a comprehensive corporate reporting framework covering global sustainability performance. The foundation intends to help companies and investors through three resources: integrated thinking principles to improve understanding of how value is created in the short, medium and long term...
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Jun 02, 2021
Camarco climbs to second place in ranking of financial PR firms
Camarco has climbed above Buchanan to take second place for the most financial PR mandates among UK-listed companies, according to a quarterly ranking. The advisory firm added five clients between March and May – more than any other firm – to bring its total number to 73, notes the report by Adviser Rankings. Meanwhile, FTI Consulting is far ahead in first place with 135 financial PR clients, a drop of two from the previous report. Brunswick slips ...
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May 27, 2021
The ESG disconnect: When ratings and corporate monitoring don’t match up
ESG has become like a huge wave growing rapidly as it comes into shallow waters. The challenge for increasing numbers of companies across the world – and particularly for markets where ESG reporting is in its infancy – is to learn how to surf the wave. ESG, originally conceived as a framework for responsible investment, is rapidly being adopted as a more universal catch-all for corporate...
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May 24, 2021
Biden targets climate-related financial risk
President Joe Biden last week issued an executive order intended to gather information about the financial risks posed by the climate crisis, including potentially imposing rules seeking climate-related disclosures from companies. ‘We know the climate crisis, whether through rising seas or extreme weather, alre...
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May 19, 2021
Owens Corning first company to top Corporate Citizens ranking three years in a row
Owens Corning, the Toledo, Ohio-headquartered insulation and roofing company, has taken the number one spot in 3BL Media’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, making it the first company to claim the top spot three years in a row. The list, which recognizes the top 100 companies across ESG factors from the largest 1,000 firms in the US – the constituents of the Russell 1000 – sees General Mills, HP, Cisco and Intel round out the top five. Twenty...
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May 14, 2021
The week in investor relations: Man Utd and Juventus investor criticism, human capital focus at the SEC and bumper pay for AstraZeneca CEO
– The Financial Times (paywall) reported that one of the top shareholders in Manchester United and Juventus criticized the football clubs for backing the European Super League, the breakaway football competition that rapidly collapsed after provoking strong opposition from fans and politicians. Lindsell Train, which owns stakes in the English and Italian football clubs,...
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