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Tribute to Ernst Ligteringen

16 June 2017

The IIRC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ernst Ligteringen. Ernst was a driving force in the world of sustainability whose legacy will be felt for years to come. Ernst was a key founding father of the IIRC and remained an active supporter and advocate as an IIRC Ambassador. His work has …

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Video: The GRI/IIRC Corporate Leadership Group

30 May 2017

The joint GRI/IIRC Corporate Leadership Group met on 18-19 April 2017 in Amsterdam. The Corporate Leadership Group on Integrated Reporting, which is a GRI/IIRC partnership,  explores the best ways to use the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and the International <IR> Frameworks for the Integrated Reporting process. You can watch Richard Howitt, CEO, IIRC discuss the work …

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EVENT: Building a more sustainable economy in Europe

23 May 2017

Building a more sustainable economy in Europe: Non-financial information and sustainable finance – what next? Date: 21 June 2017 Venue: Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio, Avenue d’Auderghem, 22-28 Brussels Time: 12.30-17.30 followed by a cocktail reception.  Building on work already undertaken at the international level by the G20 Green Finance Study Group and the Financial …

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The Accountant: African Integrated Reporting Committee announced at ACOA 2017

10 May 2017

An Integrated Reporting Committee for Africa has been announced at the AGM of the Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) held in Uganda as part of the 4th African Congress of Accountants (ACOA17). The Committee was announced by outgoing PAFA president, Asmaa Resmouki, and it was discussed at ACOA’s first plenary session, which focused on Integrated …

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ProBono Australia: Global Integrated Reporting Still Has Room for Improvement

10 May 2017

The adoption of Integrated Reporting, or <IR>, by corporates can be challenging but generates tangible organizational, reputational and commercial benefits, according to a new analysis. The Insights into Integrated Reporting report, published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), reviewed 41 corporate reports from around the world, with one of the main reviewers being …

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Accounting and Business: Clear view

10 May 2017

Integrated Reporting has come a long way since its roots in corporate sustainability, and accountants have a vital part to play in it, says IIRC Chief Executive Richard Howitt. ‘This great global coalition’ is how its newly appointed CEO, Richard Howitt, describes the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). The coalition is one that involves business, …

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NQ Magazine: Creating value – everyone’s a winner

8 May 2017

Neil Stevenson explains how organizations can create value for themselves whilst also creating value for others. Corporate governance is often considered to be about codes and processes, rather than individual responsibility to contribute to a culture of integrity and responsibility. Of course it is vital that codes are well constructed and processes effectively designed and …

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Accountancy Europe: Accountancy Europe Digital Day – looking ahead

3 May 2017

On 29 March we organised the Accountancy Europe Digital Day. Olivier Boutellis‐Taft and Jyoti Banerjee share their views after the event. Since the clay tokens of around 7000 BC, the accountancy profession has a good track record of adapting to technological innovation. As with all waves of change, many say this time is different; it …

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Accountancy Journal: The Business Model and the Capitals

3 May 2017

By Graham Terry BCom (UCT), CA(SA), IIRC Ambassador; consultant on integrated thinking and reporting This is part two of a three-part series on integrated reporting. In the first article, we tracked trends and improvements that we have seen over the first six years since the introduction of integrated reporting in South Africa. In this article, …

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