The relationship between purpose and profit has come to the fore in the wake of the
global pandemic, climate crisis and economic and geopolitical uncertainty. Many
companies now integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations
into their strategy to drive financial returns and respond to stakeholder
Transparency and accountability, supported by assurance, are essential to increase
trust and confidence in business. Reflecting this, regulators are moving fast to
mandate sustainability disclosure and global sustainability disclosure standards are
soon to be issued.
Our survey of the annual reports of 50 companies from among the FTSE 350 highlights
the need for more connectivity in reporting on purpose, people, planet, prosperity
and resilience. We also share our findings in respect of procuring assurance.
Explore our report to discover these trends in corporate reporting.