Reporting tips

Showcasing good practice examples in reporting.

There are many ways to improve your communication with stakeholders, whether you go for a completely new approach or take small steps in a more evolutionary process. 
We’ve compiled a series of practical reporting tips based on current hot topic areas in reporting that showcase key findings from our research, providing evidence of the gaps in reporting, along with real examples from companies to inspire you and illustrate what’s possible. 

Reporting tips

Strategy

The foundation of all strong reports is a clear articulation of strategy that is transparent around what the company hopes to achieve, how it plans to achieve it – the objectives, and how it is performing against these objectives. 

Read more in our reporting tip on strategy which includes an example of good practice reporting.

Source: PwC 2017 review of FTSE 350 narrative reporting

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Business models

In an increasingly complex world where companies are virtual, global, highly collaborative and complex, the need for investors to better understand a company’s business model has never been greater.

Read more in our reporting tip on business models which includes an example of good practice reporting. 

Source: PwC 2017 review of FTSE 350 narrative reporting

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Key Performance Indicators

The extent of alignment between strategy, reported KPIs and remuneration policy is a good test of the quality of management’s strategic thinking. When that alignment is lacking, it raises questions: how can management know the business is on track to deliver its strategic aims? How is management incentivised to deliver strategic success? Does the strategy presented reflect internal reality or is it merely cosmetic?

Read more in our reporting tip on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which includes an example of good practice reporting. 

Source: PwC 2017 review of FTSE 350 narrative reporting

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Market factors

At a time when so much uncertainty exists, it is more important than ever for management to put across their perspective on the markets they operate in and how they are responding to the changes and trends.

Read more in our reporting tip on market factors which includes an example of good practice reporting.

Source: PwC 2017 review of FTSE 350 narrative reporting

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