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European Commission Fitness Check: Show your support for integrated reporting

14 May 2018

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to review its current public reporting requirements to assess whether the EU reporting framework is still fit for purpose. This consultation will help set the path for the future of corporate reporting across Europe. As an increasingly used and important reporting framework, the European Commission are asking about the …

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IIRC, UNCTAD, WBCSD and NBA: The role of business in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

26 April 2018

Following a joint event hosted on 23 April 2018 by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the Royal Netherlands Professional Association of Accountants (NBA), the four organizations have released the following statement: As organizations committed to sustainable …

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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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