Return on Regulation

Transforming Your Annual Report into An Asset

It has been 15 years since the Sarbanes-Oxley Act re-wrote the book on corporate financial reporting. Since Congress enacted the law, investors have benefited from measurable improvements in corporate financial transparency but much has been lost along the way. We will look at how the law impacted financial reporting, corporate communications, design, and branding; the gains and losses felt by key audiences; and, finally, the opportunity to make the annual report work harder for public companies.