TUESDAY 14 MAY 2013 1:38 PM


Communicate magazine is pleased to announce a landmark new conference, “Best practice: corporate reporting,” which will examine the strategies, trends and future of corporate reporting.

The 2 July event will cover the issues that impact annual reporting, engaging with new audiences, changing expectations and the trend toward integrated reporting. Speakers include a duo from the Integrated Reporting Council, a policy advisor from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, ARM Holdings’ director of sustainable development, and many more.

Ann Marie Fagan, CtrlPrint UK’s business development manager, says: “As the corporate reporting landscape is going through an exciting period of change, we deemed it important at CtrlPrint to launch an event with Communicate magazine, which seeks to help current and future FTSE organisations on how best to truly communicate their organisation’s investment strategy and business narrative. We are also looking forward to FutureValue’s Strategic Reporting Index Awards to celebrate with the lucky winners that are already achieving this end.”

The conference will conclude with the presentation of the 2013 Strategic Reporting Index Accolades which are distributed to the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250’s best annual reports from 2012. The Strategic Reporting Index, overseen by FutureValue, has been documenting best practice in corporate reporting for the past six years. Last year’s winners of Accolades include some of the top names on the London index.

Ian McDonald Wood, research and consulting director at FutureValue, says, “It is critical to address fully the topic of best practice in corporate reporting in this milestone year of reporting change, and commendable that Communicate has chosen to help and engage those who want to be at the forefront of this evolution. Their endeavour with this event provides a fitting occasion to bestow the 2013 Strategic Reporting Index Accolades on those companies who are already at the pinnacle of narrative reporting.”