In November last year, Richard Howitt took over the role of CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) from Paul Druckman. A Member of the European Parliament for over 20 years, Howitt is an architect of the EU’s non-financial information directive, one of the biggest transformations in corporate disclosure anywhere in the world. He has been a rapporteur on corporate reporting-related issues, including social responsibility, for many years. An early advocate of integrated reporting, he now swaps the role of Ambassador of IIRC to being its CEO.
Dr. Bob Eccles sat down with him to discuss the work of the IIRC, the challenges and opportunities of the new role, and the future of integrated reporting.