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Only 10% of companies are prepared for non-financial reporting directives. Are you?

9 April 2015

Despite the mounting volume of financial information published by companies in their Annual Reports and Accounts, there is a growing recognition that financial disclosures on their own do not tell the full story about an organization’s health or its prospects for growth and success.  It is increasingly accepted that a balanced approach to financial and …

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Six Capitals v The Triple Bottom Line

8 April 2015

The relative merits of the Six Capitals v The Triple Bottom Line may be questioned as reflecting a distinction between Integrated Reporting and Sustainability Reporting. I would argue that we can’t have one without the other. Let me explain. Six capitals v the triple bottom line The GRI has pioneered a form on triple bottom …

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Integrated Reporting: 2014 in reflection

7 April 2015

2014 was a busy and fruitful year in Singapore’s Integrated Reporting journey, with efforts by ISCA and supporters to further raise awareness and promote the importance and necessity of <IR> to the future of corporate reporting. Organisations exist for a variety of reasons, among which is to carry out an important mission of creating value. …

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An end to the mantra ‘people are our greatest asset’

4 March 2015

At its last meeting in Istanbul in 2014 the IIRC Council discussed progress in reporting against human, intellectual and social capitals – capitals that have not traditionally been served by widely-adopted reporting frameworks but which nonetheless lie at the heart of long-term value creation. One of the biggest areas is human capital reporting – after all, …

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Will Integrated Reporting improve sustainability?

26 February 2015

If the Integrated Reporting Framework is successful in engaging business and investors, how – if at all – will this success affect sustainability? This is the first of a series of short blogs that address this question, based on a new article published in the Social and Environmental Accountability Journal in February, 2015. What is sustainability? The word ‘sustainability’ has many different meanings. We use …

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<IR> Insurance Network: Getting to grips with <IR>

3 February 2015

The <IR> Insurance Network was set up just over five months ago. We wanted it to be very practical – a network that would help companies get to grips with the realities of Integrated Reporting (and not just the theory!). Just to give you the background – the IIRC first floated the idea of an …

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Public Sector Pioneer Network update

3 February 2015

This will be the first in regular series of blogs I will be doing to chart the work of the Public Sector Pioneer Network (the Pioneer Network), which is being run by the IIRC in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). I will look at how the Pioneer Network is …

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Uantchern’s takeaways from SAC’s first Annual Report

3 February 2015

It was June 2014, time to think about and produce the very first Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) Annual Report. Two facts were glaringly apparent – There was no precedence and the SAC is a statutory body formed less than 2 years ago. My question to them and to myself: What should be our message? Who is our …

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Contextual reporting connects the Integrated Report to company data

3 February 2015

It used to be that the only information available on a company was the information made available by the company. Typically, this information was delivered in the form of an annual report. Although annual reports got larger and weightier, today they are no longer the only source of information about a company. Instead, we get …

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A five-step guide to kick starting Integrated Reporting

23 January 2015

New year, new start. Perhaps this year your company needs to implement Integrated Reporting, or it’s a change you’ve been thinking of making for a while. Like so many resolutions the most daunting thing is figuring out where to start. Below are five steps to get you going on the right path. Put together your …

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