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2018 address by Judge Professor Mervyn King, Chairman of the Council, IIRC

12 March 2018

The first industrial revolution, which began in the late 18th century, focused on the benefits of water and steam power to mechanize production. Machines started to be used instead of human or animal labour. Although there had been pollution prior to this time, the emissions from mechanised factories was the beginning of the dangerous anthropogenic …

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Watch now! Mainstreaming integrated reporting in the Middle East

9 March 2018

There is a growing demand for integrated reporting in the Middle East. Find out about how this is developing through this online discussion with the Middle East Investor Relations Association (MEIRA) and Smart Media. Industry experts taking part in the discussion: Richard Howitt, CEO, IIRC Alex MacDonald-Vitale, Chairman, MEIRA Vijith Kannangara, Founder and Chairman, Smart …

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International Integrated Reporting Council reacts to High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance call for greater integration

31 January 2018

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has welcomed the call from the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance for European action towards greater integration in corporate reporting. The Group, which released its final report today, has called on the European Commission to “place greater emphasis on the need to integrate non-financial information” in the EU …

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Live From Davos: Beginning To Meet Global Goals

25 January 2018

This was first published by International Accounting Bulletin on 25 Jan 2018. The world has agreed global goals, so it is natural that the world’s pre-eminent business forum is debating them. Much of the last 24 hours for the IIRC has involved a series of meetings on how corporate reporting can genuinely support the Sustainable …

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Live From Davos: Will There Be A New Financial Crisis?

24 January 2018

This was first published by International Accounting Bulletin on 24 Jan 2018. That was the topic running through many of yesterday’s Davos debates. It was investors who most talked of the risks: The Carlyle Group identifying so-called ‘black swans’ or unanticipated risks such as a new global health pandemic; M&G Investments warned of the possibility …

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Live From Davos: Day 1, Aiming For Visibility Out Of The Blizzard

23 January 2018

This was first published by International Accounting Bulletin on 23 Jan 2018. This is the third time I’ve attended the World Economic Forum and, for all the talk of glitz and glamour, the word being mentioned most amongst new arrivals is: “snow”. There’s a lot of it. Indeed an avalanche warning meant my train to …

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