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Lab Events

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Past Events - 2017

Imagining the new possibilities for organisations to communicate and engage

We are holding a radically different initiative to develop new forward-looking ideas and to engage with broader stakeholders. Our aim is to take a fresh approach to reimagine the future of reporting and how  business can engage and communicate.
Over the last fifty years there has been significant progress and improvements in the quality of timely, relevant and trustworthy reported information which has fostered investment and improved overall confidence. However, in a rapidly evolving world technology is transforming business, economies and societies at a pace that is unprecedented. New business models are emerging as existing ones are being disrupted, creating significant challenges to the way information is prepared and how it is delivered to its users.
The annual report, the cornerstone of corporate reporting, has become a compendium of different reporting requirements that have been placed on companies. There has been a steady increase in the rules and regulations for disclosure in response to demands for more transparency. The result is that the size of annual reports has ballooned with companies publishing information that may seem overly complicated and indigestible. Corporate reporting needs to address these challenges to remain relevant for the future.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the FRC are facilitating this initiative to identify new possibilities, outside of the current reporting framework, for both current and future businesses to engage and communicate with their stakeholders.

As part of our work in this area we will be hosting an Innovation Summit in July where radical ideas can be explored and developed into new forward-thinking solutions. We will be bringing together key players and new and different perspectives to explore:

  • Who are the wider stakeholders that business in the 21st century needs to engage with, and what are their information needs?

  • How can business best provide for these needs in a transforming digital world?

  • How might we create a broader engagement, communication and reporting platform that connects companies and their wider stakeholders?

This partnership work is being led by ICAEW’s AuditFutures programme and the FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab.

Further details about the event will be coming soon, in the meantime, if you have any specific questions or would like to be considered to attend the event, please contact:

Past Events - 2015

The Financial Reporting Lab held its 'Reporting Innovation' event at the Barbican on 28 May 2015. Provided below are videos of the sessions together with slides and other material.

Session 1 Welcome and introduction: Stephen Haddrill, CEO, Financial Reporting Council

Slides:  Introduction


Success of the Lab to date and future projects: Sue Harding, Director, Financial Reporting Lab

Slides:Success of the Lab to date Session 2

Keynote speaker: David Shriver, Tulchan Communications "Why companies are changing the way they communicate with their financial stakeholders".

Slides: Keynote speaker - David Shriver

Session 3 Panel Discussion:  Stephen Haddrill, David Shriver, Chris Hebden and Liz Murrall


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