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

8 February 2017

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

8 February 2017

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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Board Agenda: Value creation the missing link in integrated reporting

13 January 2017

Integrated reporting is gaining in popularity, but a review of recent reports reveals companies still need to link governance structures with value creation over time. Value creation is the missing piece of the puzzle in the first phase of integrated reporting, according to a review of reports by early adopters of the integrated reporting framework. Read …

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Board Agenda: Let’s keep integrated reporting voluntary

13 January 2017

Should integrated reporting be mandatory? It’s an interesting question, and one that cropped up at the ICGN/IIRC joint conference this week in London. It’s not a frivolous question; after all, if integrated reporting (IR) is good at persuading boards to develop strategy for long-term value creation, and if investors and economic reformers like long-term value, then …

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International Accounting Bulletin: TCFD recommendations for climate related disclosure released

19 December 2016

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has published its first set of recommendation, which focuses on voluntary, decision-useful, climate-related disclosures required as part of mainstream financial filings. These recommendations are expected to support organisations in identifying and disclosing the kind of information investors, lenders and insurance underwriters require in properly assessing and pricing …

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Forbes: Reinforcing Reputation – Why Non-Financial Reporting Matters

15 December 2016

Christopher Skroupa has interviewed Jennifer Crutchfield, Measurement and Reporting Lead, Adobe about Integrated Reporting. During the interview Crutchfield stated, “At Adobe, we actively follow and participate in conversations about integrated reporting, and earlier this year, we included climate change as a risk in our FY2015 Form 10-K, stating that “climate change may have a long-term …

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Board Agenda: Future reporting

13 December 2016

Integrated reporting is growing in popularity and winning heavyweight support. Board Agenda spoke to the leaders behind the corporate reporting framework that makes people and natural resources essential capital. “It’s a market-led process and isn’t reliant on any one country,” says Richard Howitt (pictured), chief executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)—the body that …

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Paris EUROPLACE: Value creation and corporate reporting – 7 recommendations from the Paris Financial Marketplace

13 December 2016

On the occasion of the annual event of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Paris EUROPLACE presented the recommendations from the Paris Financial Marketplace on the notion of value creation by companies and the associated forms of reporting. These recommendations express the joint position of the players of the Paris Financial Marketplace (companies, investors and …

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