Annual report insights 2021 — Surveying FTSE reporting

Published on: 26 Oct, 2021

Business leaders and investors recognise that the context in which businesses now operate has been transformed by climate change, nature loss, social unrest around inclusion and working conditions, exacerbated by the global pandemic.

The growing awareness of both the relationship between purpose and profit and the expectation that companies deliver sustained value to a range of stakeholders is redefining the social contract between business and society.

Boards increasingly recognise that transparency and accountability are essential to enhance trust in the way they are translating their purpose into action. Authentic reporting is key to maintain this trust and to communicate the company’s own story.

We have surveyed 50 companies with more than 500 employees from among the FTSE 350 and across industry groups, examining reporting trends in five areas: purpose, people, planet, prosperity, and of course a fifth "P" that has been greatly affecting business - the pandemic.

Explore our report to discover the most recent trends in annual reports.

The report is available here

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