Changing the culture and mindset within an organization can help drive a more transparent corporate reporting agenda.
Organizations recognize that there is a demand for corporate reporting to be more transparent. They also understand the key role it plays in telling their value-creation story to investors and how important it is to earn the trust of investors and other stakeholders.
To push this transparency agenda, a wider shift in attitudes is sought towards more forward-looking reporting based on a balance of financial and nonfinancial information. In turn, this may require changes not only to frameworks and practices, but also to mindset and culture.
To achieve this, organizations should adopt a new culture and mindset regarding the information they share about themselves – a culture based on openness, authenticity and accountability.
Embracing the role of culture in corporate reporting, finance leaders can provide the transparency that investors and other stakeholders demand, building a new era of trust based on credible, authentic, accountable and open corporate reporting.
These insights into how reporting should change are drawn from findings from the 2019 EY Global Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) corporate reporting survey. You can also explore the data behind the survey, and view and compare findings across countries and industries.