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Horizon Research

Lighting the way for 15 years

At Black Sun we have been studying the power of communications in changing behavior, increasing transparency and improving engagement between businesses and their key stakeholders since 2005.

What began as a survey of corporate reporting trends of the FTSE 100 has evolved into an assessment of the role that strategic storytelling has to play in helping organisations around the world build vital trust and communicate their value creation story across multiple channels – whether it is helping capture the ‘spirit’ of regulation in their reporting, creating a corporate website which reinforces purpose, inspiring people via social media, or engaging wider stakeholders on sustainability.

Our research, insights and market engagement provides clear direction for our clients, equipping them with practical, but powerful advice to guide them forward and realise their ambition.

After 15 years we remain passionate in our pursuit of what’s next, and we look forward to taking our clients beyond the next horizon.


Analysis of the FTSE100 Reporting

Our 15th annual analysis of FTSE100 reporting, ‘Rewiring the Ecosystem for Resilience’ – calls for organsiations to rethink and rewire to rebuild the trust of their stakeholders and prosper over the long term. Find out more about our research, listen to the webinars with expert opinions and understand more about the next horizon.


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Analysis of corporate websites

Every year we conduct an in-depth analysis of corporate websites, exploring the latest trends, features and content to assess how well they are communicating the corporate story to each of the key stakeholder groups. Join us to find out more about our research, 'A renewed purpose for a new reality', and register for our upcoming webinars, each designed with specific website owners in mind.


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Analysis of TCFD adoption

This research is part of our Horizon series and is the third year we have been analysing TCFD reporting using data collected from Black Sun’s ‘Rewiring the Ecosystem for Resilience’ reports. In it we uncover successes in disclosure and challenges corporates are trying to overcome, providing insights on tends while helping you to consider how best to communicate on TCFD in future.


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Through Black Sun’s ‘Rewiring the Ecosystem’ podcast series, we explore how corporate themes such as purpose, trust, stakeholder activism and ESG are affecting business today, and how business can best respond and communicate about them. We’ll speak to a range of investors, corporate thought leaders, regulators and influencers to gain their insights and share their advice for modern boards and business leaders. Join us on our journey and be sure to subscribe to our channel for ongoing insights.

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Explore our 2019 Horizon Series Research