This year marks Black Sun’s 15th annual analysis of FTSE100 corporate reporting, examining how companies are responding to a changing environment and regulatory landscape.
Over that time reporting has changed profoundly – from a compliance driven tick box record of past performance exercise to one of challenging mindsets and behaviours internally, setting out effectiveness of decision making and demonstrating sustainable benefits for shareholders, employees and wider stakeholders.
Rewiring the Ecosystem for Resilience
Now more than ever businesses need the trust of their stakeholders and society at large to prosper over the long-term. To truly drive the change that will be required for the future, companies need to fundamentally rewire their thinking. We believe that our six principles of trust - Purpose, Culture, Cognitive Diversity, Stakeholder Engagement, Responsible Business, Transformational and Long-term thinking will be more important than ever in a post-Covid world. Individually and collectively these principles contribute to corporate trust and will be critical in forging strong relationships with key stakeholders, demonstrating positive impact on the economy and wider society – and at the top of every Board’s agenda.
Embracing new ways to communicate and engage with you
To launch the research we introduced our #rewiringforresilience webinar and podcast series. Through a series of webinars we revealed key trends emerging in corporate reporting and how they are driving fundamental business change, as well as having had open and honest conversations with investors, corporates and industry experts about the future of communications in an era of wider stakeholder engagement and changing relationships. And most importantly we have explored views on the importance of building trust, expectations for the future and gathering practical advice for corporates and Boards wanting to communicate more effectively with their stakeholders.
Our Horizon Series Webinars
Rewiring the Ecosystem for Resilience: Exploring the Principles of Trust
Rewiring the Ecosystem for Resilience: Exploring the Building Blocks of Reporting
In our second webinar on July 2, we delved deeper into our findings from our 15th annual analysis of FTSE100 reports, ‘Rewiring the Ecosystem for Resilience’. We focused on the building blocks of reporting - leadership, market, business model, strategy, risk, governance and remuneration.
Together with the principles of trust, this research will help you understand the emerging trends and key themes that will likely dominate the upcoming reporting season.
On the 14th July we were joined by corporates in a live Q&A session where we discussed their views on what we are learning, the changing landscape and how we can, ‘Rewire for Resilience’ for the future.
Carla Bloom, FCCA, CIR, Head of Investor Relations at Brewin Dolphin.