Zebra Corporate Communications announces a partnership with the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE; Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan) on the annual reports competition.
Zebra’s experts and KASE have developed and introduced a fundamentally new system for annual, integrated, and sustainability reports assessment. In addition, Zebra’s professionals will take part in the evaluation procedure for the reports on 2020 results.
Accumulated competence of participation in and evaluation of the international contests and a deep understanding of the local specifics of the Kazakh market allowed KASE and Zebra to create the procedures based on the best international practices.
“Undoubtedly, the tradition of annual reports contests should be continued in Kazakhstan, and we are sincerely glad that our experience and presence in the reporting market of Kazakhstan moved the cooperation with KASE to the new level of trust and interaction. I believe the public and non-public companies in Kazakhstan will be the key beneficiaries of the upgraded competition. They will receive a major impetus for the development of corporate reporting and interaction with their stakeholders,” Andrey Kozhevnikov, CEO of Zebra Corporate Communications, comments.
About the competition
KASE holds the annual reports competition for the first time, and it aims to develop the practice of preparing non-financial reporting in Kazakhstan.
The jury will assess annual and sustainability reports of the legal entities admitted to the competition; they should be accredited in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The main nominations are as follows:
- Best Annual Report — Financial Sector;
- Best Annual Report — Non-financial sector;
- Best Sustainability Report.
- Best Disclosure of Sustainable Development Management Issues in the Annual Report;
- Best Strategy Disclosure in the Annual Report;
- Best Disclosure of Corporate Governance Issues in the Annual Report;
- Best Online Version of the Annual Report;
- Best Annual Report Design.
You can find more detailed information at the KASE website: kase.kz/ru
JSC “Kazakhstan Stock Exchange” is the leading stock exchange in the Central Asian region. KASE ranks second among the exchanges of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges. It is a universal trading platform for corporate and government securities, bonds of international financial institutions, foreign currencies, money market transactions (repo and swap), and derivatives. KASE is a member of the Federation of Exchanges (World Federation of Exchanges), the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges, international and domestic professional associations, and a member of the UN Stock Exchanges for Sustainable Development initiative.