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Japanese report calls for Integrated Reporting

4 June 2015

The Ministry of Economy,Trade and Industry (METI) in Japan, has published a report to prompt better dialogue between businesses and investors. It recommends Integrated Reporting as a means for providing the necessary information disclosure to bring about better dialogue between companies and investors, in order to enhance corporate value creation. The report recommends the establishment of an environment in which companies and …

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The market acknowledges the value of Integrated Reporting

4 June 2015

The value of Integrated Reporting is now widely acknowledged in the market, according to a new white paper, ‘Allocating Capital for Long-Term Returns‘ released by the Generation Foundation in May 2015. The paper evaluates the progress made towards the recommendations set out in their initial white paper, ‘Sustainable Capitalism’ released back in 2012. Their conclusion is …

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IIRC meets in London

4 June 2015

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has held its first meeting of 2015, during which Council members considered the ambition for <IR> in the next phase of strategic activity from 2018 onward. The strategy discussion was introduced by Claudia Kruse, Managing Director, Head of Governance & Sustainability, APG and Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors. Walker called …

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Interview with ICGN: How are you encouraging uptake?

27 May 2015

An interview with George Dallas, Policy Director, International Corporate Governance Network Why does your organization support <IR>?  The ICGN is an investor-led body established in 1995 with over 600 members, including institutional investors with assets under management of $26 trillion. Our mission is to inspire and promote good standards of corporate governance, both to improve the …

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<IR> Technology Initiative gets underway

30 March 2015

At the first face-to-face meeting of the <IR> Technology Initiative on 18 March 2015 in London, participants in this new <IR> Network decided to focus their joint attention on producing an initial report, ‘Technology blueprint to support Integrated Reporting‘. This blueprint is intended for use by companies who want to make their Integrated Reporting processes …

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Public Sector Pioneer Network moves forward

30 March 2015

Public sector organizations were introduced to <IR> through the Pioneer Network’s first webinars on 24 and 25 March 2015. Organizations were given practical steps to get started on their journey towards <IR>, and discussions began on the elements of the Framework where some guidance and interpretation may be needed to reflect differences between the public …

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<IR> Academic Network

30 March 2015

The IIRC is looking to develop an <IR> Academic Network to facilitate collaboration and sharing of information among academics as well as between academics and others, such as reporting organizations, providers of financial capital and policy-makers. The Network will also play a vital role in ensuring the IIRC stays abreast of new academic thinking, and we will …

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<IR> networks worldwide now have over 750 participants

30 March 2015

Businesses find <IR> networks help them implement Integrated Reporting by giving them important insights, the ability to test ideas and learn from peers. At its roots <IR> is market-led, responding to the needs of businesses to improve the way they communicate their value creation story. Therefore, businesses find that collaborating and sharing experiences is the …

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New collaboration with Dutch accountancy body to spread <IR>

28 February 2015

To bring <IR> to new audiences and increase the pace and scale of its adoption, the IIRC is partnering with key organizations. NBA, the Dutch accountancy body, is the latest organization to deepen their collaboration with the IIRC to increase the momentum towards <IR> by raising awareness in markets across the world. Through this advocacy …

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<IR> in Zambia

28 February 2015

The President of the Institute of Directors Zambia, Sherry Thole, has said “Integrated reporting will challenge organizations to critically think about their reporting mechanisms and explain their decisions to stakeholders.”* Zambia is in the process of reviewing the role corporate governance plays in attracting investment, especially in areas such as transparency, accountability and corporate behaviour. …

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