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U.K. Public Wants More Company Environmental, Social Disclosures

Jan. 7, 2019, 7:01 AM

The U.K. public strongly supports requiring companies to quantify and disclose the environmental and social impacts of their operations in their financial reports.

About 40 percent of those in a poll commissioned by social enterprise organization Social Value U.K. wanted to see companies include their financial, social, and environmental impact when calculating profitability. Just 11 percent of respondents thought only financial value should be included. Results for the poll, conducted by internet-based market researcher YouGov, were published Jan. 3.

Accounting watchdog Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is already investigating whether wider reporting, including non-financial information, should be audited in the same...

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