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Support, guidance, reports and thought leadership from the ICAEW on shareholder relations

Special Report 65 - Smart Reporting

This special report will be a handy go-to guide – we take you through the latest techniques and thinking behind the new smart world with which CFOs, and aspiring CFOs, must contend.

Financial Reporting Disclosures: Market and Regulatory Failures

Financial Reporting Faculty December 2013

This report looks at the sources of this unhappiness in financial reporting disclosures and what can be done about it. The report argues that the current degree of dissatisfaction is to a large extent a predictable outcome of the regulatory framework. But this framework is itself a response to failures in the market for financial reporting information. And both market and regulatory failures in part reflect the inherent limitations of financial reporting. In this brief summary of the report, we concentrate on the regulatory issues.

Activist Investors

Bob Wearing | Yuval Millo November 2011

Shareholder activism in UK quoted companies continues to be an important and topical issue. The context of this research is the investment scene in the UK and within this context over the last two decades it is clear that considerable change has taken place. The research report covers a variety of topics and provides an overview of some of the positive and negative implications of activism.

Sustainability: the role of accountants

Financial Reporting Faculty October 2004

Sustainability presents some key challenges and opportunities for accountants. This Information for Better Markets report identifies a number of ways in which operation of various mechanisms for enhancing sustainability offers challenges and opportunities that are directly relevant to the role of professionally qualified accountants.

New Reporting Models for Business

Financial Reporting Faculty November 2003

The report is aimed at an international audience of all those who are interested in the future of business reporting and it serves three main purposes: 1. to provide a cohesive summary of some of the key proposals for new reporting models in recent years, including some of ICAEW’s own work; 2. to analyse the proposals from a change management perspective to offer new insights into the challenges they confront and to identify questions for discussion and research concerning the future of business reporting ; and 3. to identify fundamental issues so that ICAEW can set priorities for further work and longer-term research in business reporting.