Reporting Monthly archive

Apr 13, 2021
Research roundup: Communicating in times of Covid-19
Does CSR matter in a crisis? Not when it comes to stock price performance. A study of 1,750 US firms finds no link between pre-Covid-19 crisis CSR scores and stock returns during either the pandemic-induced market crash or the recovery. Notably, Business Roundtable member companies, run by CEOs demonstrating an explicit interest in serving the interests of broader stakeholders, fared no differently from other firms. Study auth...
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Apr 07, 2021
To restate or not to restate? Guidance practices one year after the start of the pandemic
One short year ago, a year that felt like a decade to most of us, the Covid-19 pandemic had just begun to rear its ugly head. The only thing that seemed certain at the time was that these would be unprecedented times for the global economy and companies operating within it – and that our use of the word unprecedented would skyrocket. As fate would have it, Covid-19 emerged in the weeks – and in some cases, days – after many companies had reported FY 2...
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Apr 07, 2021
Improving shareholder support for remuneration reports
For many, achieving successful say-on-pay votes via insightful remuneration reporting can feel like a lottery – a resounding Yes! vote might be followed by next year’s highly adverse vote, even if there are few changes to wording in between. Invariably, the fickleness in investor support for your remuneration report can be predicted, and turned around. Here is how – and how not. Anticipate the potential for a train wreck ...
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