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The Bruce Column: Putting principles into their future context

21 June 2016 in In the news

The decade since the publication of the report advocating an emphasis on principles rather than rules in standard-setting and corporate reporting has seen the concept grow in stature. Robert Bruce, reports on a round-table which assessed and clarified the legacy of the report and looked ahead to its likely future influence. It is ten years …

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Room for Improvement

26 May 2016 in Blog posts

Short-term strategic focus; incomplete business models; KPIs that aren’t ‘key’. Is this really how companies want to present themselves to their investors? Delving into KPMG’s reporting database, I can find many good examples of reporting practice from around the world, but I also see some common themes that limit shareholders’ ability to look beyond the …

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The Accountant: Integrated Reporting delivering market resilience

23 May 2016 in In the news

In the wake of the global economic crisis of 2007, investors – the chief providers of finance capital – began calling for more transparent reporting.  In 2011, widespread dissatisfaction with available reporting frameworks gave rise to the development of integrated reporting, a framework that necessitates greater corporate transparency coupled with meaningful information about a company’s …

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IIRC Newsletter

18 May 2016 in Newsletter

In this issue: The IIRC meets in Frankfurt Linking EC Non-Financial Information Directive to <IR> <IR> Framework Panel appointed First <IR> training partners announced IAASB looking to build credibility and trust in emerging forms of reporting ‘Telling a good story’ a blog from CBI

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insightcreative: Insight into Integrated Reporting

18 May 2016 in In the news

If you’re in the field of investor relations, the jungle drums have probably already informed you of the impending avalanche of ‘Integrated Reporting’ (referred to internationally as <IR>). It’s early days, but because of the many listed clients we work with, we’re in a pretty good position to watch the trends play out and see …

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Inside Story: A new mother tongue

18 May 2016 in In the news

As Oxford economist Kate Raworth so rightly puts it, economics is the “mother tongue” of public policy – and it is time to reimagine it for the twenty-first century. We need a new language for public policy and debate that brings together the many different critical factors required for human beings and the planet to flourish …

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Paul Druckman addresses the difficult issues

17 May 2016 in Blog posts

In a series of five video interviews I asked Paul Druckman, CEO, IIRC questions about corporate and integrated reporting that people are asking and I probed on issues which are attracting some controversy. These are the videos and the issues explored: Social and environmental sustainability for accountants: What does social and environmental sustainability mean to …

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Telling a good story

13 May 2016 in Blog posts

What business does and how it does it have come under challenge in recent years. In the years since the recession there has been a loud debate about the contribution that business makes to our economy and society. Negative stories about business continue to make the headlines – from the handling of company tax affairs …

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Making good decisions

13 May 2016 in Blog posts

Information overload, excessive bureaucracy, lack of trust and incentives that aren’t aligned with goals are common complaints of modern day business. Not surprisingly, these issues have all been cited in recent research by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as key contributors to poor decision making in …

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