United Nations Climate Change
Our aim is to help our clients understand the potential opportunities and challenges that COP25 may have on their business.
The UK Government aims to improve the transparency and corporate governance of UK companies, and it views more transparent and useable annual reports as one means of achieving this. As a result, a number of changes to both the narrative reporting and the remuneration reporting regimes came into effect on 1 October 2013 and will apply to financial years ending on or after 30 September 2013. While some of the changes will impact on UK incorporated quoted companies, other changes will impact on all listed companies, including AIM companies. This briefing looks at all of these changes and includes recommendations as to the steps listed companies should take to ensure they comply with the new requirements in their next annual reports which, for those companies with a 31 December year end, will be those published to 31 December 2013 and put before the spring 2014 AGM.
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IMO 2020 is almost upon us. Readers are well aware of the impending switch to 0.5 percent fuel mandated by Annex VI of MARPOL which will cause an anticipated drop in HSFO demand, the potential hazards of new untested LSFO blends, the concerns around scrubber operations, the debate over open loop versus closed loop, and the myriad of other risks associated with the impending regulatory change.