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How valuable is Integrated Reporting? Insights from best practice companies

11 October 2016

Integrated Reporting is doubtless one of the most debated topics in the corporate reporting community. Why all the hype? Internationally, numerous corporations are considering the adoption of <IR>. Yet what benefits can they expect? To find out, the Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR) and the University of Leipzig initiated a joint research project on the …

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The Future of Reporting: Five steps towards Integrated Reporting in business

30 September 2016

The chances are, if you’re reading this then you’re considering changing your company’s reporting process. If you’re thinking about engaging with Integrated Reporting for the first time, ‘evolution not revolution’ is a useful mantra to adopt. By shifting slowly to an integrated model over two or three reporting cycles, rather than trying to do it …

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Making successful stewardship a reality

19 July 2016

One of our core policy priorities at ICGN is encouraging responsible institutional investment practices, particularly to ensure that investors are exercising their fiduciary duty towards their clients diligently and with a view to supporting long-term value creation by companies. A key ICGN policy initiative that stems from this policy priority is the launching of ICGN’s …

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How <IR> enables UniCredit to focus on connectivity and value creation

18 July 2016

Gaia Ghirardi of UniCredit explains how the <IR> process of integrated thinking and Integrated Reporting has contributed to their strategic goals. The move to Integrated Reporting has enabled us to create greater awareness about our participation in a complex value chain, showcasing how we deploy financial, intellectual, human, social and relationship, and natural capital. These are …

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Room for Improvement

26 May 2016

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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Paul Druckman addresses the difficult issues

17 May 2016

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

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

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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Synergies between IndAS and Integrated Reporting

13 May 2016

IndAS harmonised with IFRS will not only change the reported accounting numbers, but also bring more complexity as a result of the discretion it provides, and the corresponding disclosures it requires. An Integrated Report is a concise communication about how an organisation’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects, in the context of its external environment, lead to …

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