Reporting Monthly archive

Jul 27, 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk to skip most earnings calls
Elon Musk, CEO of Telsa, has said he will likely no longer appear on the company’s earnings calls unless there is something ‘important’ he needs to say. Musk made the comments yesterday during the Q&A section of the Q2 earnings call, which included questions from retail investors pulled from a crowd-sourcing platfo...
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Jul 26, 2021
How a materiality assessment can make you a sustainability leader
In 1981, Kodak, the historic camera maker, enjoyed $10 bn in sales. In 2004, Blockbuster boasted of its 9,000-strong video store footprint. Today, these one-time giants have all but disappeared. The moral of their downfall usually focuses on a failure to predict the competition. But that’s the wrong lesson to draw. When Kodak filed for bankruptcy in 2012, it wasn’t because management didn’t foresee an alternative to film photography: the digital camera was inv...
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Jul 15, 2021
IPO and Spac surge expected to slow, study says
Investors continue to feel enthusiastic about the IPO and special purpose acquisition company (Spac) markets, though many expect the number of new entrants to the public markets to tail off by the end of the year, according to a new survey from Edelman. During 2020, despite the volatility caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the global IPO market and ...
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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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