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New alignment project can ‘cut the clutter’ in business reporting

7 November 2018

Business knows it has to change to survive. The concept of ‘business as usual’ has become redundant. It is now commonplace in business circles to hear dire warnings about how artificial intelligence will fundamentally disrupt today’s business models, how the contract between business and society is breaking down, and how climate change adaptation will strand …

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Changing the way companies disclose, operate and think

17 October 2018

The IIRC was founded in 2010 with the goal to provide tooling, modeling and thought leadership to represent how companies around the world work and measure success in the 21st century. The goal was to create a globally accepted framework for a process that results in communications by an organization about value creation over time. With …

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Integrated reporting in the United States

10 October 2018

In August, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted, “In speaking with some of the world’s top business leaders I asked what it is that would make business (jobs) even better in the U.S. “Stop quarterly reporting & go to a six month system,” said one. That would allow greater flexibility & save money. I have asked …

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The Impact of Asking the Question…

10 October 2018

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) include among its commitments the undertaking by signatories that they will incorporate ESG issues into their practices and seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which they invest. One practical illustration of this, not to be underestimated, is to simply ask investee entities during engagements: Do …

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How does higher education create and demonstrate value?

19 September 2018

In his introduction to Advance HE’s recent conference to launch its new report “Let’s talk value: How universities create value for students staff and society by Professor Carol Adams, Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council, shared his perspective demonstrating the value universities create. There appears to be a real mismatch between the multi-dimensional value …

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A shift in perspective – how universities create value

4 September 2018

Jyoti Banerjee, strategic advisor to the IIRC, highlights that by adopting the principles of integrated thinking and reporting, universities can move away from a focus on reporting short term financial metrics to a multi-stakeholder approach which offers compelling narratives about their value. As CFO of Exeter University, Andrew Connolly is always seeking to balance the …

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The Future of Corporate Reporting

10 August 2018

The Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland) has released a position paper on the future on corporate reporting, (only available in German). IDW’s Matthias Schmidt shares some insights into their thoughts on the future of reporting.  Financial statements alone do not sufficiently display companies’ market value: The book value of SAP …

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New Research on Reporting in New Zealand published by the McGuinness Institute

23 July 2018

Neil Stevenson (IIRC Managing Director, Global Implementation) pictured with McGuiness Institute publication Survey Insights: An analysis of the 2017 Extended External Reporting Surveys. Wendy McGuinness, Chief Executive of the New Zealand-based think tank McGuinness Institute, recently visited the IIRC offices in London. She brought with her a number of publications from the Institute’s Project ReportingNZ, …

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The changing face of UK reporting and the need to focus on long-term value creation

18 July 2018

Today, reporting practices in the UK are moving swiftly towards an integrated approach, reflecting consideration of long-term value drivers which are critical to the success of a company. This approach is considered best practice and is becoming increasingly aligned with the principles of integrated reporting. Even though companies may not overtly link their efforts the …

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