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I was inspired, 2019 International Integrated Reporting Conference

14 June 2019

What could Africa learn from the 2019 International Integrated Reporting Conference (IIRC), hosted in London on May 16 -17, 2019. This is what I reflected on after participating and speaking in the inspiring conference attended by over 250 business, investor, accountancy and regulatory leaders. I identified four key lessons that the IRC of South Africa and particularly the Africa Integrated Reporting Council …

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India adopts integrated reporting

14 June 2019

Corporate reporting in India is evolving to be more transparent and holistic driven by regulatory changes and broader stakeholder expectations. Over the past decade Indian companies have increasingly focused on investing in, managing and reporting on environmental and social aspects. In 2017 the Securities Exchange Body of India (SEBI) endorsed the voluntary adoption of integrated …

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Speech from Dominic Barton, Chair, International Integrated Reporting Council, to the IIRC Global Conference “Inspiring Alignment through Value-Creation”

17 May 2019

Speech from Dominic Barton, Chair, International Integrated Reporting Council, to the IIRC Global Conference “Inspiring Alignment through Value-Creation”, London, 17 May 2019 I’d like to start by explaining why I’m committed to and interested in helping to drive integrated reporting and integrated thinking into the system.  Second, I want to give a sense of where …

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Game-changing governance set to reshape Indian corporate culture

24 April 2019

Whilst game-changing governance is set to reshape the Indian corporate culture, impetus should also be on making the culture effective and ethical, finds IR Magazine’s Andrew Holt It’s not hyperbole to say that 2018 was a corporate governance game-changer for India. It was the year the securities regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India …

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Many paths, one direction: The compass of integrated reporting that shows the way

18 April 2019

India is one of the fastest growing economies. Yet, corporate reporting in India faces many headwinds.  Regulatory pressures have led to companies producing many different reports – annual reports, CSR reports, Business Responsibility Reports (BRR), sustainability reports and reports that indicate compliance with emission and effluent standards. This has led to a multiplicity of reports …

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新時代の経営課題の解決につながる統合報告という考え方と 国際統合報告評議会(IIRC)の役割

17 April 2019

国際統合報告評議会(IIRC)が、このたび、統合報告に関する「FAQ」を公開しました。それに伴い、なぜ今こそ統合報告を導入すべきなのか、IIRCのCEOリチャード・ハウィット氏からのメッセージをご紹介します。

もし、自社の価値の20%にしか目を向けていないとしたら、それは問題だと思われませんか?

しかし、それが現実なのです。企業価値の80%は、バランスシートに載っていません。

これまで30年にわたり、市場や社会における関係、社内の人財、そして企業が蓄積してきた知識やアイデアは、「目に見えない資産(無形資産)」と捉えられてきましたが、この資産は今では、企業が21世紀を勝ち抜くための真の価値ドライバーとなっています。

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2015 was the turning point for ABN AMRO

3 April 2019

A turning point, because it changed how we viewed our role and potential to create meaningful, long-term value.  Did we realise the significance at the time? I am not sure. But today, we are very aware of it. That year we published our first integrated report. It was the year we chose not only report …

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The Universal Commons: from reporting to the market

2 April 2019

One of the primary motivations of the integrated reporting movement is the observation that profit, when narrowly defined in purely financial terms, does not exhaust what we might call “genuine value.” If we consider what does constitute genuine value, it would include more than just the products and services that people can attain through commercial …

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How ‘integrated reporting’ is helping find the answers to business challenges in the new era – and how the International Integrated Reporting Council is here to help

27 March 2019

As the International Integrated Reporting Council publishes answers to the most frequently asked questions on integrated reporting, its CEO, Richard Howitt, discusses why the time is right to adopt integrated reporting. Would it worry you to know that you might only be looking at 20% of the likely value of your organization? Yet that is …

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