Materiality and Human Capital

23 February 2017 in Blog posts

The goals of integrated reporting include both more effective communication to key stakeholders but also, and I believe more importantly, the development of integrated thinking. To make this happen, the thinking behind materiality needs to change and become more holistic. While the IIRC guidance document on materiality provides some level of transition away from the …

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The Economic Times: Richard Howitt talks about the importance of Integrated Reporting for India

22 February 2017 in IIRC's news

Richard Howitt who is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council, spoke to ET about the recent SEBI circular calling on top Indian companies to adopt the Integrated Reporting format. Edited Excerpts:  Can you briefly explain in lay terms what integrated reporting is? How is it different from conventional reporting? Over the …

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The Bruce Column — Pushing stakeholders towards value creation and the long term

10 February 2017 in IIRC's news

Robert Bruce reports on moves towards widespread adoption of integrated reporting and the direction taken at the recent joint conference of the International Corporate Governance Network and the International Integrated Reporting Council. For integrated reporting this year is intended to be a time of strategic initiatives aimed at making the reporting system a principle of …

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IIRC Newsletter

9 February 2017 in Newsletter

The latest news and developments. In this newsletter published February 2017: Significant endorsement of Integrated Reporting by International Federation of Accountants Securities and Exchange Board of India asks top 500 Indian companies to adopt Integrated Reporting China moves towards Integrated Reporting Former vice-chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, Ian Mackintosh, appointed new Chair of …

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Public Finance: Reporting lines – interview with International Integrated Reporting Council Chief Richard Howitt

8 February 2017 in In the news

Integrated reporting will help public bodies to demonstrate value and rebuild trust, says Richard Howitt of the International Integrated Reporting Council. Moving jobs from Brussels to London, Richard Howitt is probably something of a trendsetter. But, while many Brits are likely to leave Europe because of Brexit, Howitt’s reason is different. The former MEP came …

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Re-aligning the capital markets for today’s needs

8 February 2017 in Blog posts

In December 2016, the IIRC’s official conference, in partnership with the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), brought together 400 people from over 30 countries around the world. Following our introductory conference article in last month’s newsletter, here we report on the key messages, issues and debates arising from Plenary One, which focused on ‘Aligning the …

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The Times of India: SEBI asks top 500 listed companies to adopt integrated reporting

8 February 2017 in In the news

NEW DELHI: To improve disclosure standards and help shareholders make informed decision, markets regulator SEBI today asked top 500 listed companies to voluntarily adopt integrated reporting framework from next financial year. Such reporting will indicate a concise communication about how an organisation’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects create value over time. The move is aimed …

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Comment from CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council on SEBI circular

7 February 2017 in News releases

Welcoming the news that the Securities and Exchange Board of India has published a circular asking the top 500 listed companies in India to adopt Integrated Reporting Richard Howitt, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council said: “This official circular from the securities regulator in India to the country’s top 500 companies, is another breakthrough moment for Integrated Reporting …

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Measuring Relationships: a route to competitive advantage and reduced risk

6 February 2017 in Blog posts

Corporate failures and scandals often have deep relational roots. So too does success, for the essence of any business is to invite people into relationship as investors, customers, employees or suppliers and to make such relationships more valuable. Yet, as the authors of The Relational Lens recently published by Cambridge University Press point out, these …

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