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G20: a step towards inclusive growth and sustainable development for all

16 November 2015

Paul Druckman and Jonathan Labrey argue that Turkey’s G20 Presidency represents a gear change in support for Integrated Reporting among businesses and policymakers This week in Antalya, Turkey, the leaders of the world’s largest economies will endorse the creation of the World SME Forum (WSF), perhaps the most significant permanent legacy of Turkey’s 2015 Presidency …

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Is the company healthy?

3 November 2015

We need a system that delivers “general practitioner-level” insight into the overall health of the business, argues Paul Druckman, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council A young man is feeling under the weather.  He unsure what is wrong but he does have big plans for the future.  He is about to sign up for a mortgage, …

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Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century

21 October 2015

More and more investors are using Integrated Reporting to inform resource allocation. Will Martindale Head of Policy at the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), explores the positive duties on investors to integrate more than financial information into their investment decisions. Fiduciary duty may well be two of the most important words in finance – …

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Enabling widespread adoption of <IR> through the B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce

2 October 2015

As noted in the 2015 B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce Policy Paper, every year, approximately $9 trillion is spent on infrastructure, of which $2.6 trillion goes into economic infrastructure – transportation, power and water and telecommunications. Over the next 15 years, the gap in economic infrastructure is forecast to reach $15  – $20 trillion. Solutions …

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Why the B20 SMEs & Entrepreneurship Taskforce is advocating for <IR>

1 October 2015

It’s a well-known fact that SMEs and entrepreneurs provide the backbone to economies around the world. Indeed, SMEs employ more than two thirds of the global private sector workforce and provide more than 80% of net job growth. But it is also well-known that a significantly high proportion fail before they can get off the …

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Outing the outcomes

1 October 2015

South Africa’s Integrated Reporting Committee (IRC) has tasked its Working Group to come up with an information paper on Outcomes. The reason is that too few companies are getting this right in their integrated reports. It’s an area needing improvement that doesn’t appear to be particular to the South African reports. When asking international colleagues to …

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Information needs to be interconnected for investors to understand how to use it

3 September 2015

Integrated Reporting can enable investors to make investment decisions with greater confidence and over longer time horizons. But for Integrated Reporting to become mainstream, investors need to recognize its potential and start demanding the companies they invest in produce the type of information Integrated Reporting offers. Only then will the full benefits of this reporting evolution …

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A toolkit for inclusive capitalism

3 September 2015

As the boundary of financial relevance expands and policymakers reach for new solutions, they must incentivise behaviour that builds long-term value and give businesses and investors the right tools, argues Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer, IIRC Policymakers around the world are starting to grapple with a fundamental economic truth: that the boundary of financial relevance …

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