The First 25: Navigating the sustainability odyssey

Posted in White Papers, Reporting and Sustainability on 17 May 2021
By Jo Wade, Stakeholder Communications Consultant

The defining trends and insights from the first set of December year-end corporate reporting suites.

As the world evolves in response to COVID-19, our awareness of the link between society and the corporate world has heightened. Sustainability issues are coalescing with core business activities and there is a drive for more integrated thinking. But how is disclosure adapting and how will it evolve in the future?

Each year, we review the first 25 corporate reporting suites of the FTSE 350 to be released to identify the key themes and insight. This year's review, 'Navigating the sustainability odyssey', looks through a sustainability lens to understand how companies are using their communications ecosystem to convey increasingly complex information across a range of topics. 

We identified six themes, which we explore in detail and highlight interesting examples of good practice:

1. Adaptation and demonstrating empathy
2. Purpose is put into action
3. Sustainability becoming synonymous with strategy
4. People and culture are strategic imperatives
5. A lot of talk, but not much action on diversity
6. Smarter use of the communications ecosystem

If you missed our event where we talked through these findings, you can watch a recording here.

If you would like to discuss our findings in more detail or discover how Emperor can help you achieve your communications ambitions, please get in touch with Jo Wade, at [email protected], or Claire Fraser at [email protected].

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