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Is Integrated Reporting just a passing fad?

3 June 2015

Sarah Grey, Markets Director, IIRC sums up an <IR> Business Network debate, held to coincide with the first IIRC Council meeting of 2015. The <IR> Business Network debate asked the question, “Is Integrated Reporting just a fad? Or is it here to stay?’ Eight senior panellists – a mixture of large multinational business representatives and …

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What is the value of a park?

3 June 2015

Grant Patterson, Programme Lead, Public Sector Pioneer Network, IIRC, talks about a Public Sector Pioneer Network debate, held to coincide with the first IIRC Council meeting of 2015.  It was clear from the Public Sector Pioneer Network event that interest in the public sector for Integrated Reporting <IR> is gaining considerable momentum. Public sector bodies are …

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Three shifts towards better decision-making

26 May 2015

The game-changing model of US criminal justice, “the broken windows theory”, dictates that if you take care of the small problems you can prevent the big problems from occurring in the first place.  The theory is that when a window is broken and someone fixes it, it is a sign that disorder will not be …

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The investor ‘blind taste test’ on Integrated Reporting

5 May 2015

The long-term success of Integrated Reporting requires active engagement with investors, who in turn value the benefits it brings as part of the investment decisions they make. Recent PwC research asked investment professionals to rate the importance attached to a range of information disclosures. An overwhelming majority placed importance on broader information – clear links …

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Building trust by communicating transparently

30 April 2015

I was reading an article featured in the ACCA’s Accounting Futures magazine recently, which highlighted the importance of the Board and in particular, the CEO, in building trust. This has been evidenced through the Edelman’s Trust Barometer, which examines trust on a global scale, and I have to say it is a really interesting read, …

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Tell your value creation story using the Integrated Reporting Framework

21 April 2015

Businesses need to account for their consumption – and generation – of all types of resource Post the global financial crisis an increasing number of CEOs recognised the need to rebuild trust by broadening their strategic communications to a much wider set of stakeholders than just their shareholders, telling a coherent story of the resources consumed …

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<IR> Banking Network Chairman, Mikkel Larsen delves into integrated thinking

13 April 2015

Introduction According to the International Integrated Reporting Framework, the IIRC’s long-term vision is: “a world in which integrated thinking is embedded within mainstream business practice in the public and private sectors, facilitated by Integrated Reporting (<IR>) as the corporate reporting norm.”   The vision thus goes beyond preparing an ‘integrated report’. Its premise is that to create an integrated report a …

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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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