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Anokhi Kalayil / 19.05.22
The FCA tightens up diversity-related disclosures
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a statement finalising the changes to diversity-related disclosures for premium and listed companies.
Rachel Madan / 18.05.22
Sarah Roper joins our Sustainability & Impact team
Sarah joins us from our Investor Engagement & ESG Disclosure team, where for nearly two years she has been the lead consultant on several client annual report accounts, ranging in sectors from asset management to the public...
Stephen Butler / 10.05.22
TCFD: Turning risk into opportunity
TCFD is not just about climate risk disclosures; it’s an opportunity to use scenario analysis to fine-tune, pivot or even reset...
Stephen Butler / 20.04.22
Tailoring content strategies for retail investors
This article first appeared in the Spring issue of Informed Magazine via the IR Society.
Stephen Butler / 14.04.22
Luminous sponsors the 2022 IR Society Conference
Luminous will continue our relationship with The IR Society in 2022 as proud sponsors of the upcoming conference on Tuesday June...
Jon Towell / 07.04.22
Luminous takes home Edie Sustainability Leaders Award
We had a successful evening at the Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards, taking home the coveted Sustainability Reporting and...
Stephen Butler / 29.03.22
TCFD reporting set to become mandatory for large private and AIM listed businesses
Luminous has updated our TCFD briefing guide as, subject to parliamentary approval, new mandatory requirements will come into...
Stephen Butler / 17.03.22
How to approach sustainability reporting frameworks
Using a recognised standard or framework provides a means to measure, assess and report on ESG initiatives, risks and...
Rachel Madan / 17.02.22
Net-zero under the microscope
A new report, the Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2022, has generated plenty of discussion and attention since its...
Stephen Butler / 17.02.22
Optimising the G in ESG
Governance is the foundation upon which the environmental and social components of ESG are built. There is substantial evidence...
Rachel Madan / 17.02.22
The promise and the pitfalls of net zero
In our thirteenth 'Luminous Spotlight Podcast', Rachel Madan talks with Marcene Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Climate Change,...
Stephen Butler / 11.02.22
How solid are your ESG targets?
Once a company has identified its material ESG issues and formulated a strategy to address them, it has to consider how to...
Alan Hines / 04.02.22
Luminous steps up support for homeless charity
Alan Hines and Justin Boucher (centre) from Luminous with Sheila Scott (right), Shelter from the Storm Chief Executive, and some...
Anokhi Kalayil / 27.01.22
Net-zero transition plans to be required from 2023
The UK Treasury has proposed that financial institutions and companies with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange must...
Stephen Butler / 27.01.22
The increasing importance of an ESG strategy
A strategy is a plan designed to achieve a particular long-term aim. An ESG strategy is a guide to integrating sustainability...
Rachel Madan / 27.01.22
Advocating for Net Zero
In our twelfth ‘Luminous Spotlight’ podcast, Rachel Madan talks with Neil Menzies, Director of Sustainability at Hibernia REIT,...
Stephen Butler / 18.01.22
ESG integration in the FTSE 100: still a long way to go?
Our latest issue of ‘Reporting Matters’ reveals the findings of our research on ESG integration and disclosure in the FTSE 100.
Anokhi Kalayil / 15.12.21
Greenwashing – a thing of the past?
Sustainability is a topic in which consumers and businesses are increasingly interested. As more people start making purchasing...
Jon Towell / 26.11.21
Wins for both large cap and mid cap reports at IR Society Awards
In an excellent night at the IR Society Awards, we enjoyed wins for both FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 clients in the Best Annual Report...
Jon Towell / 25.11.21
A hat-trick of wins at the Strategic Comms Awards
We were delighted to win three awards at the inaugural Strategic Comms Awards, which recognise excellence in corporate...
Rachel Madan / 18.11.21
Science Based Targets initiative launches Corporate Net-Zero Standard
The Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) launches the Corporate Net-Zero Standard, the world’s first framework for corporate...
Rachel Madan / 17.11.21
Double Materiality with GRI
In our eleventh 'Luminous Spotlight' podcast, Rachel Madan talks with George Harrington, Manager of Corporate and Stakeholder...
Rachel Madan / 11.11.21
Net zero greenwash?
Net Zero. Offsetting. Decarbonisation. Carbon Neutral. Climate Positive. It’s a veritable thesaurus of terms that aim to describe...
Stephen Butler / 10.11.21
What investors are looking for
The tenth Luminous Spotlight podcast explores what investors are really calling for in the area of ESG and how companies can...
Stephen Butler / 02.11.21
Daniel McDaid joins our Investor Engagement & ESG Disclosure team
Our Investor Engagement & ESG team is delighted to welcome Daniel McDaid as a Senior Consultant.
Rachel Madan / 28.10.21
Anokhi Kalayil joins our growing Sustainability & Impact team
Our growing Sustainability & Impact offer goes far beyond reporting – helping companies to make the right decisions, through...
Rachel Madan / 26.10.21
Double materiality: a necessary frontier
In our latest White Paper we share the highlights and key findings from our research on Double Materiality. To download the...
Rachel Madan / 22.10.21
Setting impactful Science-Based Targets
In our ninth ‘Luminous Spotlight’ podcast, Rachel Madan talks with Sarah Webster, Director of Sustainable Business at Britvic, on...
Rachel Madan / 22.10.21
The journey to Net Zero
In our eighth ‘Luminous Spotlight’ podcast, Rachel Madan talks with Andrew Day, Sustainability Director at Telford Homes, a...
Stephen Butler / 12.10.21
The role of technology in enhancing investor engagement
The seventh Luminous Spotlight podcast explores the role technology can play in enhancing corporate reporting and investor...
Stephen Butler / 09.09.21
How to create consistent ESG reporting
The sixth Luminous Spotlight podcast explores what the newly formed Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) means for corporate...
Stephen Butler / 29.07.21
How to prepare for your next annual report
In this ‘Luminous Spotlight’ podcast, we sat down with Maureen Beresford, Head of Corporate Governance at the FRC to discuss how...
Alan Hines / 28.07.21
Clarke to accelerate Luminous' digital offer
We are delighted to welcome Nick Clarke to Luminous as Head of Digital.
Stephen Butler / 13.07.21
Reporting Matters 7: ESG integration and disclosure in the FTSE 100
Our latest issue of ‘Reporting Matters’ reveals the findings of our research on ESG integration and disclosure in the FTSE 100.
Sarah Roper / 29.06.21
Meeting investors’ ESG disclosure needs
The recently formed Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) hosted a webinar last week on ‘How Investors Use Your ESG Disclosures’. A...
Stephen Butler / 15.06.21
Three nominations in the IR Magazine Awards
We are delighted that Britvic, National Express and Synthomer have been shortlisted for ‘Best Annual Report’ in the IR Magazine...
Sheila Morrison / 04.06.21
How brightly are professional services brands shining?
Our webinar on 24 June deep dives into the professional services sector in the context of our B2B Brightest Brands research.
Rachel Madan / 25.05.21
Why you should rethink materiality
Rachel Madan and Stephen Butler discuss what the new standard of double materiality means for companies that are taking their...
Stephen Butler / 06.05.21
Luminous workshop on building ESG competence
We are excited to offer a new half-day workshop to help business leaders build their understanding of ESG and develop an ESG...
Rachel Madan / 06.05.21
What it takes to be a leader on gender diversity
In our latest 'Luminous Spotlight' podcast, Rachel Madan talks with Richard Eadie at Severn Trent on how the FTSE 100 company...
Stephen Butler / 13.04.21
Working towards brighter ESG reporting
In the latest issue of the IR Society's publication, Informed, Stephen Butler shares the findings of our B2B Brightest Brands...
Sheila Morrison / 22.03.21
Gender equality in a post-COVID world
International Women’s Day 2021 is all about #ChoosetoChallenge, focusing on the idea that a challenged world is an alert world,...
Stephen Butler / 22.03.21
Embarking on the TCFD journey
For our latest 'Luminous Spotlight' podcast and briefing guide, we interview Simon Weaver, Co-Head of Climate Risk and...
Rachel Madan / 15.03.21
Diversity and inclusion: How to communicate authentically
What are the two things you should do to authentically communicate your approach – regardless of your starting point?
Rachel Madan / 07.03.21
An International Women's Day unlike any other?
For well over 100 years, International Women’s Day has been a global call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Over the...
Stephen Butler / 04.03.21
Producing a compelling maiden annual report
In the first of our 'Luminous Spotlight' podcasts, we interview David Vieira, Chief Communications Officer at JTC, on the pre-...
Stephen Butler / 02.03.21
Reporting more transparently against the UK Corporate Governance Code
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a report encouraging more transparency when reporting against the UK...
Rachel Madan / 21.01.21
The Science Based Targets initiative turns five: what now?
December 2020 marked the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement – the world’s commitment to limit global warming below 2°C –...
Sheila Morrison / 18.01.21
B2B Brightest Brands: an industry-first study
We are delighted to launch the only brand index that is solely focused on business-to-business brands. Find out more by...
Jon Towell / 14.01.21
Brand purpose – a reason for being
Although brand purpose might seem like a relatively recent trend, it’s been on the agenda for many years. In the 1960s David W...
Alan Hines / 14.01.21
Rachel Madan heads new Sustainability & Impact offer
We are delighted to announce that Rachel Madan is joining the Luminous leadership team to develop our growing Sustainability &...
Sarah Roper / 11.01.21
ESG: the impact of COVID-19 on the sustainability agenda
On 15 December 2020, The Economist held its latest webinar as part of its Sustainability Week Insight Hour series. Titled ‘ESG...
Stephen Butler / 07.12.20
Luminous’ strategy team grows
We are delighted to welcome two new consultants to our growing strategy team.
Stephen Butler / 19.11.20
The FRC's future of corporate reporting
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) held an online event on Wednesday 11 November that aimed to advance the debate on the...
Stephen Butler / 12.11.20
The UK Government, FCA and FRC advance the pace of TCFD adoption
On 9 November the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced at the Green Horizon Summit that the UK will become the...
Stephen Butler / 20.10.20
Section 172: challenging conditions driving valuable insights
Luminous was delighted to welcome a select group of company secretaries and senior corporate affairs professionals to a virtual...
Stephen Butler / 15.10.20
Lean in, watch and listen
“Companies are missing an opportunity to engage investors and other stakeholders more effectively through video.”
Stephen Butler / 12.08.20
Seizing the sustainability opportunity in the next normal
On 23 July we hosted a webinar on ‘Seizing the sustainability opportunity in the next normal’. The session explored why now, more...
justin boucher / 06.07.20
Phase 2: #LifeAfterLockdown Webinar Series
Following the excellent response to the first of our #LifeAfterLockdown webinars, we are delighted to launch the next two events...
Stephen Butler / 15.06.20
Policy round-up: COVID-19
The impacts of COVID-19 are having a profound effect on companies and their financial communications. Over the last few months,...
Stephen Butler / 08.06.20
The most important Annual Report you will ever produce
Luminous launched its Life After Lockdown webinars series on 6 May with a webinar on ‘The most important Annual Report you will...
Stephen Butler / 03.06.20
Reporting Matters 6: Does your ESG stand up to scrutiny?
Our current operating model for big business is unsustainable. It simply has to change, and the time is now. There is a...
justin boucher / 28.04.20
#LifeAfterLockdown Webinar Series
Our #LifeAfterLockdown webinar series will look beyond the current crisis management to the future, bringing together industry...
Stephen Butler / 06.04.20
Reporting on COVID-19
Many of our clients are asking us how they should communicate and report on COVID-19.
Stephen Butler / 31.03.20
Feedback invited on latest FRC guidance relating to COVID-19
The FRC's Financial Reporting Lab has issued a valuable infographic, highlighting the information investors are looking for from...
Stephen Butler / 30.03.20
The future of ESG and corporate reporting
In the latest issue of the Investor Relations Society's members' publication, 'Informed', Stephen Butler discusses how the...
Stephen Butler / 26.03.20
Maintaining effective communications in challenging times
In times of rapid change and uncertainty, communicating in a timely and effective manner moves to the top of the corporate...
admin / 25.03.20
COVID-19: Notice to clients with corporate reporting projects
Stephen Butler / 23.03.20
The FCA's announcement regarding preliminary results
We noted the announcement from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) that it was writing a letter on Friday night to companies...
Stephen Butler / 12.03.20
Reporting Matters: Unleashing your corporate story through technology
Advancements in technology have had a profound impact on how we communicate and engage with each other. Technology has evolved...
Stephen Butler / 09.03.20
COVID-19: What are its implications for investor relations?
COVID-19 is, of course, a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. But it is also having an impact on businesses...
Nada Zbirek / 05.03.20
Triple brand success at the Transform awards
For the 11th year running, the Transform Awards Europe 2020 recognise best practice in corporate, product and global brand...
Nada Zbirek / 13.02.20
What does Aretha Franklin bring to the world of corporate comms?
We had the pleasure of sponsoring the annual Corporate Communications conference earlier this month, which played host to an...
Sheila Morrison / 04.02.20
#illumination event: Have you got your brand building blocks right?
**Please note that this event is now postponed** Brands – we all know the good ones, or the ones we prefer. We know some of the...
Nada Zbirek / 20.01.20
Our top 20 trends in 2020
2010. The world was still suffering from the 2008 financial crisis, another crisis – namely, the European debt crisis - dominated...
Jon Towell / 23.12.19
'One Octapharma' internal campaign makes shortlist at Corporate Content Awards
Content is king they say. So it's great to be acknowledged for a campaign built around insightful and inspiring content. Our...
Jon Towell / 20.12.19
Informa, BCO and Petredec brands make Transform Awards shortlist
We are delighted that the three brand projects we entered have all been shortlisted in the Transform Awards 2020. Our event brand...
Sophie Bradley / 19.12.19
#illumination event: The new Stewardship Code and its implications for listed companies
Luminous was thrilled to host the most recent in our #illumination series: ‘The new Stewardship Code and its implications for...
Sophie Bradley / 10.12.19
How can businesses drive engagement around the UN SDGs?
Luminous was delighted to recently host the fourth event in our #illumination series: ‘The UN SDGs and business – insufficient...
Sheila Morrison / 31.10.19
#illumination event: Company purpose in the FTSE: a glass half full?
On 17 October, Luminous hosted the third of its 2019 #illumination events. The well-attended breakfast session focused on company...
Sheila Morrison / 29.10.19
Brand matters: The building blocks of brand...
Brands – we all know the good ones, or the ones we prefer. We know some of the less good ones, too. But between the highest and...
James Whittingham / 28.10.19
#illumination event: The UN SDGs and business – insufficient progress, but is it too late?
We are delighted to launch our next #illumination event taking place on 28 November. Please find event details and the...
justin boucher / 10.10.19
Luminous shortlisted 8 times!
We are thrilled to have been nominated for 8 corporate communications and reporting awards at the forthcoming Investor Relations...
Stephen Butler / 27.09.19
Top 10 tips for creating an integrated report
Luminous was delighted to sponsor the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) conference, ‘Inspiring global alignment...
Michal Kendereski / 30.08.19
VR in IR? Taking the next step in investor relations
Today’s investor relations teams have a challenge on their hands. Can they marshal and distribute the latest key data about their...
Sophie Bradley / 05.08.19
#illumination event 2: Integrating sustainability
Luminous were pleased recently to host the second in its 2019 series of #illumination events. The well-attended breakfast...
Stephen Butler / 29.07.19
Future Board; future fit
For the second year running, Luminous was delighted to sponsor ICSA’s recent annual conference. With more than 1,000 governance...
Stephen Butler / 19.07.19
The UN Sustainable Development Goals – going local to accelerate progress
Launched in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the UN’s ‘universal call to action to end poverty, protect the...
Stephen Butler / 16.07.19
Navigating uncharted territory
Luminous was delighted to welcome a select group of company secretaries to a round-table discussion of changes to corporate...
James Whittingham / 02.07.19
Sustainability matters: The trust dividend...
We live in uncertain times.
James Whittingham / 19.06.19
Spotlight on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments and investing
In 2018, ethical and sustainable investing assets topped $31tn, up by more than 30% since 2016. And according to State Street...
Sheila Morrison / 12.06.19
Closing the 'authenticity gap'
Trust, or rather, the lack of trust, in businesses and what they claim to stand for is a prominent and recurring characteristic...
Stephen Butler / 06.06.19
Luminous recently facilitated a workshop at the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) global conference on the role...
Tom Hole / 04.06.19
A new dawn for stakeholder engagement
Luminous recently hosted the first in our 2019 series of #illumination events. This session 'A new dawn for stakeholder...
Sophie Bradley / 30.05.19
ESEF and the Future of Financial Reporting
Luminous recently attended a briefing entitled ‘ESEF and the Future of Financial Reporting’, hosted by Arkk Solutions. The event ...
Stephen Butler / 03.12.18
The new reputational landscape
According to the Edelman 'Trust Barometer', trust in business now stands at just 43%.
Stephen Butler / 11.10.18
Making sense of MiFID II
MiFID II is aimed at increasing transparency, restoring confidence and protecting investors' interests against some of the issues...
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