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The Guide to Annual Reports is Black Sun’s flagship study on the reporting trends and best practice in corporate reporting. Based on similar studies that Black Sun has performed on the FTSE 100 companies over the last 13 years, this study assesses the annual reports of companies through an audit format that contains over 140 questions.




 




The inaugural study in 2017 focused on the STI30 companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. This year, we will be issuing 3 separate Guides - in addition to The Guide to Annual Reports in Singapore 2018, we will also be sharing our findings on the Bursa Malaysia KLCI30 listed companies for the first time in The Guide to Annual Reports in Malaysia 2018. In the third Guide, we will be comparing the FTSE100, STI30 and KLCI30 findings.

We used a text analytics tool in our analysis of the annual reports. You can try out the beta version of the tool here.

Through our Guides, we hope to stimulate debate around what constitutes best practice and contribute to the thought leadership on corporate long-term thinking, disclosure and transparency in corporate reporting.

Request a copy of the Guides here




 

Sustainability Reporting Workshops

These Black Sun Academy workshops help participants understand how to develop sustainability reports. Participants will learn how to connect EESG information to the broader annual reports.

 

Integrated Reporting Workshops

Value creation is the centerpiece of Integrated Reports. These Black Sun Academy workshops help participants understand the value creation story and how to embark on their integrated reporting journeys.

 

Business Model Workshops

The business model is a key content element of corporate reports. These Black Sun Academy workshops will help participants understand how to develop the business model and link it to other content elements of the annual report, including strategy, risk and sustainability.