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Gather Around – Issue 25 – Sep 2021

5 October 2021

The regulatory landscape is complex and evolving. Every month we bring you the latest developments in regulation and ‘best practice’ in corporate governance and reporting. After the usual lull over the summer, September has brought a raft of news, updates and reports.

As we head towards the first season where ESEF becomes mandatory for main market listed companies, the FRC has published the results of its ESEF survey and the FCA has published a consultation on expanding the range of permitted ESEF taxonomies.

It’s been nearly two years since the revamped 2020 Stewardship Code was issued. This month the FRC has published the inaugural list of successful signatories which resulted in much press speculation over why certain institutional investors did not make the list. The strong focus on ESG topics within the Stewardship Code will continue to shape the way institutional investors engage with companies.

The FRC’s Corporate Reporting Review team has published the findings of two thematic reviews into streamlined energy and carbon reporting (SECR) and viability and going concern; the latter supported by a report on risks, opportunities, uncertainties, and scenarios from the Financial Reporting Lab.

For this month’s best practice showcase, a break from the norm. We recently delivered a pro bono digital project for homelessness charity, Glass Door. The brief was to produce its annual review and a set of campaignable reporting assets to drive increased online engagement through its social channels. It was a fantastic project for our team to work on, enabling our digital and creative teams to do what they do best.

Please get in touch with Rochelle O’Hagan at rochelle@gather.london if you are interested in receiving a copy of the newsletter.