Long term value
With the world changing rapidly, society’s trust in corporate entities remains at an all-time low. This may lead governments to respond with more regulation, while businesses struggle to hold meaningful conversations with key stakeholders because they lack an effective way to communicate about creating value.
It is clear new approaches are needed to give business and society the assurance they need.
We believe the profession’s role – to provide confidence and trust in the operation of capital markets – is being tested like never before, whilst advanced technology is transforming the availability and quantity of data businesses can measure, and speeding up the way they measure it.
A structured framework for reporting broader value to society and key stakeholders would enable businesses to better articulate their long-term strategies.
We appreciate such a framework will not be enough, on its own, to restore trust, but, alongside market-led initiatives such as the Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism, and a sustained effort to prove the credibility of new metrics, it could herald a powerful shift.
The goal is to provide a framework that will help companies deliver trusted information to a broad group of stakeholders, including investors and wider society, to improve allocation of capital for the long term and enable stakeholders to make more considered judgment about long-term behaviours and value creation.
Explore our Discover more section for examples of articulating long term value creation.
We are working with the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism on the Embankment project to develop a broader framework that will enable the inclusion of trust and data as strategic assets within corporate reporting.
Is your non-financial performance revealing the true value of your business to investors?
Greater numbers of investors than ever now believe assessing non-financial risk and opportunity is critical to investment performance. This report presents viewpoints of over 320 global institutional investors on non-financial reporting and the role Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis plays in their investment decision making.
Trust and big data
With society’s trust in business is at an all-time low, the stakes are high for companies to achieve commercial success and manage reputation, and the challenge is increasingly to understand how best to get the balance right between data as an asset and data as a risk.
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Could a new reporting framework bring a new perspective on value creation for all?
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The data explosion and the commercial imperative
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Can a different framework of value enable greater trust in business?
Hywel Ball defines the journey towards more effective measurement and reporting of value.