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Ethical Boardroom: A roadmap for long-term value creation in the capital markets

23 February 2017

By Richard Howitt – CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council Let me suggest a new take on the debate about shifting to long-termism – something investors are often portrayed as having little interest in. It is true that there is a natural tendency to review outcomes frequently and base investment decisions on recent history and events. It …

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IIRC response to UK government on corporate governance reform

17 February 2017

On 17 February 2017 the International Integrated Reporting Council submitted a response to the UK government’s consultation on corporate governance reform. The IIRC’s responses to questions posed by the government can be found below. Is there a need to improve public trust in large UK companies? If so, what actions do you think government and business …

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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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IIRC responds to FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

11 February 2017

The IIRC responded to consultation on the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations on 10 February 2017: The IIRC welcomes the recommendation that companies should ‘integrate’ their risk management in the face of the threat of climate change, made in the report from the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The IIRC …

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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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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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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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