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UNDERLYING REPORT 

We are looking for a report that clearly articulates a FTSE 100 company's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a report that clearly articulates a FTSE 100 company's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a report that clearly articulates a FTSE 250 company's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a report that clearly articulates a FTSE 250 company's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a report that clearly articulates a small cap or AIM company's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a report that clearly articulates a small cap or AIM company's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a report that clearly articulates an organisation's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a report that clearly articulates an organisation's strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way. Judges pay special attention to:

Accessibility: is the report easy to read?
Design: are the images and graphics clear?
Narrative: is the organisation’s story well told?
Best practice: does the report follow the latest recommended guidelines?

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We are looking for a corporate report (not restricted to annual or sustainability) which takes advantage of the online platform to elevate a printed publication to the next level. The judges will consider creativity, clarity, ease of navigation and innovation. The entry should take them through the reader's journey, highlighting relevant metrics, such as unique users and dwell time.

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We are looking for a corporate report (not restricted to annual or sustainability) which takes advantage of the online platform to elevate a printed publication to the next level. The judges will consider creativity, clarity, ease of navigation and innovation. The entry should take them through the reader's journey, highlighting relevant metrics, such as unique users and dwell time.

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We are looking for a report that is aligned to an organisation’s sustainability and business strategy. It should identify and discuss the long-term ambitions while setting short-term targets for priority areas. Key performance indicators and metrics should demonstrate progress against these goals. We are looking for reports that have direction, relevance and purpose.

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A good corporate website should create business, reputation and stakeholder value for your organisation. We will consider both content and the experience. Great content should pull the reader into the site –not simply replicate printed materials – while a great experience will keep them there. We are looking for websites that take advantage of the digital format, are easy to navigate and well-signposted. We will pay special attention to the three Ms: is it memorable? Is it motivating? Is it meaningful?

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STRATEGIC INSIGHTS 

A Diversity and Inclusion Report should help an organisation, and its stakeholders, understand its blind spots and, consequently, the actions necessary to address these.

We are looking for reports that differentiate between Diversity, which considers the workforce in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education and national origin, and Inclusion, which reflects the organisation’s approach to creating an environment in which employees from all backgrounds feel welcome, valued and respected.

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Why are you in business? The corporate response to the global pandemic has provided evidence that many organisations now recognise that they have a role in society that extends beyond simply generating profits. The 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code reflected the change in attitudes by asking companies to articulate their purpose, and then to demonstrate how this has been used to shape value, strategy and culture. We are looking for reports that illustrate how purpose has shaped decision making. Extra marks will be given to those reports that measure progress against corporate purpose.

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals are commonly misconstrued as a reporting framework rather than a strategic tool. But an organisation's SDG activity should be based on a thorough assessment of the associated business risks and opportunities that this generates and give investors and other stakeholders confidence that this is well-planned, relevant and aligned with business strategy. We are looking for reports that demonstrate an organisation understands the role of SDGs and go beyond a box-ticking exercise.

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It is widely accepted that ESG-focused organisations tend to have a higher value than their competitors. Last year, the World Economic Forum produced a series of ‘stakeholder capitalism metrics’ to help companies report non-financial disclosures. Designed to make benchmarking sustainable business performance easier, the metrics centre around four pillars: people, planet, prosperity and principles of governance. Other global organisations have made similar recommendations. While recognising that there is, as yet, no consistent approach, we are looking for reports that effectively integrate ESG metrics and themes into their narrative, and highlighting progress in each pillar.

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The reporting world is moving fast. Regulations are constantly changing. Audiences are increasingly varied, with myriad interests, particularly around the ESG agenda. New channels are coming onstream. Yet so many companies follow the approach they have taken for years, on the basis that 'If it ain't broke, why fix it?' Others simply mimic competitors in their sector. We are looking for those that stand out from the crowd. We are looking for reports that break with traditions and push new boundaries to champion a new approach.

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Too often, materiality is used as a tick box function, to comply with various reporting frameworks and standards. But it provides a real opportunity for organisations to demonstrate that they understand the sustainability issues that have most relevance to their operations, and which resonate with stakeholders. We are looking for reports that go beyond simply reporting on which issues are material and why, and instead link them to strategy and key performance indicators and, where relevant, aligning these issues to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Task Force's recommendations address four interlinked areas: governance, strategy, risk management, and metrics and targets. We are looking at how the information, both qualitative and quantitative, is disclosed, and whether these are consistent and complementary. We will also consider progress on scenario analysis and consider how effectively this informs stakeholders on the resilience of the organisation in light these risks and opportunities. We understand that these are early days for TCFD and will take this into account in deliberations. Progress will be recognised.

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