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Economic Times: Beyond financial results – The Integrated Reporting Framework

16 February 2017

A company’s performance is no longer just about financial numbers. It includes a host of other factors such as sustainability, corporate governance and overall its ability to be viewed as a responsible corporate citizen. Companies therefore, for the past couple of decades generate annual reports as well as sustainability reports. Also, some countries have other …

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The Bruce Column — Pushing stakeholders towards value creation and the long term

10 February 2017

Robert Bruce reports on moves towards widespread adoption of integrated reporting and the direction taken at the recent joint conference of the International Corporate Governance Network and the International Integrated Reporting Council. For integrated reporting this year is intended to be a time of strategic initiatives aimed at making the reporting system a principle of …

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Former vice-chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, Ian Mackintosh, announced as new Chair of Corporate Reporting Dialogue

31 January 2017

Participants of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue have announced Ian Mackintosh as the Dialogue’s next Chair. Mackintosh stood down as Vice-Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in June 2016 after five years in the role and has over 30 years’ experience in national and international accounting standard-setting. He will use this experience to drive …

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New North American lead to put Integrated Reporting at the heart of business agenda across the continent

25 January 2017

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today announces the appointment of Bob Laux as its North American Lead. Prior to joining the IIRC, Laux led the Treasury Controller Group at Microsoft, responsible for the accounting and disclosure of Microsoft’s USD 100 billion treasury portfolio. Many of America’s leading brands have adopted Integrated Reporting over recent …

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IIRC welcomes significant endorsement of Integrated Reporting by IFAC

11 January 2017

The International Federation of Accountants has released a paper stating that “Integrated Reporting is the way to achieve a more coherent corporate reporting system, fulfilling the need for a single report that provides a fuller picture of organizations’ ability to create value over time”. The paper sets out IFAC’s strong support for the IIRC and …

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BLOOMBERG-LED TCFD RECOMMENDATIONS CAN “EXTEND DISCLOSURE HORIZONS” – IIRC

14 December 2016

The recommendation that companies should  ‘integrate’ their risk management in the face of the threat of climate change, made in the report from the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures launched today (Wednesday 14 December), has been welcomed by the global coalition responsible for driving integrated reporting in the world. Richard Howitt, …

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Richard Howitt, CEO, IIRC addresses the IIRC ICGN Conference

7 December 2016

The <IR> value creation model: a reference point for 21stcentury corporate governance Speech by Richard Howitt, Chief Executive Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council, at IIRC-ICGN “Dialogue for longer-term value creation” Conference, London, Wednesday 7 December 2016 Good morning. Thank you Kerrie. A privilege to be here in this new role and I pay my own …

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Global governance and reporting bodies convene business leaders to drive shift towards long-termism globally

6 December 2016

Leaders in business, investment and standard setting will meet in London today for a global conference hosted in joint partnership – for the first time – by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). The two-day conference, which convenes over 350 people from more than 30 markets, signals a call …

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The Bruce Column — Going for the heart of the global debate

6 December 2016

“Richard Howitt has just taken over as Chief Executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council, following in the footsteps of Paul Druckman. Our regular, resident columnist Robert Bruce has just interviewed him on film. Here he reports on what Howitt had to say in that interview. It is clear that the global adoption of Integrated …

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IIRC release results of Stakeholder Feedback Survey

5 December 2016

The IIRC today releases the results of the IIRC’s first ever stakeholder feedback survey. There were 535 responses to the survey which was live between 25 May and 24 June 2016. Important findings include: Global views on <IR> 62% of respondents believe that the IIRC is making excellent or good progress towards global adoption of <IR>. …

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