Gather Around – Issue 19 – February 2021

26 February 2021

As the UK plots its route out of lockdown, the return to a ‘new normal’ is on the horizon. Organisations are emerging out of survival mode with a renewed focus on the issues raised by the pandemic as well as the existing challenges of previous years.

Climate reporting continues to be a hot topic, as a recent report from environmental NGO ClientEarth reveals widespread inadequacy across the top FTSE companies.

Meanwhile, the FRC has kept pace for publications in 2021, with an update on the regulator’s transformation to the new governing body ARGA, the operational separation of audit practices and a new Lab report into the use of virtual and augmented reality incorporate reporting.

For this month’s best practice showcase, Mei Ashelford, BBA FCA takes a look at Barclays’ reporting on culture, diversity and inclusion from its 2020 annual report.

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