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Reporting and long-term value creation

8 July 2014

It is always a big day when government declares it is seeking to do less rather than more. The new strategic report in the UK has an agenda to allow companies to tell their stories through reporting, together with insights into the challenges and opportunities now and into the future. Best practice must be shared …

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Giving voice to a new, inclusive and transformational capitalism

25 June 2014

“…just as any revolution eats its children, unchecked market fundamentalism can devour the social capital essential for the long-term dynamism of capitalism itself”, Mark Carney, 27 May 2014 This analysis from Mark Carney helped to shape the Inclusive Capitalism conference hosted by the Lord Mayor of London which I was privileged to attend. The Governor …

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Pfizer and AstraZeneca debate: when “the greater good” matters

6 May 2014

The business pages, and now the mainstream media, have been dominated over the last week with news of Pfizer’s proposed $106 billion takeover of AstraZeneca, which would make it the largest ever foreign takeover of a UK company.  Now, a number of politicians have become involved and the arguments are spilling over into a discussion …

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Corporate Reporting in the Big Data Era

28 April 2014

What is the brand new management hype? Real-time reporting of financial information is certainly close to the top of that list. Calls for more frequent reporting of financial information suggest that quarterly or semi-annual reports come too late for investors. The argument goes that more frequent reporting will decrease cost of capital and improve corporate …

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Integrated Reporting in Brazil

11 April 2014

The introduction of Integrated Reporting <IR> concepts is very similar to the start of the Corporate Governance (CG) movement in Brazil. Both cases offer a new way to think about the world of organizations. The debate about the best CG practices enjoyed wonderful progress over the past two decades. It was initially very difficult to …

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It’s about the whole movie, not just how it ends

25 March 2014

Integrated Reporting is arguably the current frontier of corporate reporting. The demands on corporate reports are growing rapidly in parallel with stakeholder expectations of a greater in-depth understanding of the companies they have an interest in. In this context, the recent establishment of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) by a number of leading organisations …

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Perspectives of where stands within the corporate reporting landscape

26 February 2014

In 2011 EnBW embarked on a journey towards Integrated Reporting. The direction of this journey is already known, but the path has still to be determined together with its internal and external stakeholders. In order to do justice to future markets, political and society demands, EnBW has set a clear focus on its strategic targets. …

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The Generali Group explore using Integrated Reporting internally.

26 November 2013

The Generali Group, an international insurance company based in Italy, is a pioneer in bringing to life the Integrated Reporting “internally”. Here, Massimo Romano, who leads Generali’s group integrated reporting team, discusses the benefits that they are detecting. Integrated Reporting helps us in defining a more complete value creation story to be highlighted to our …

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New European proposal “vital” for Integrated Reporting

25 November 2013

After serving for more than ten years as Rapporteur to promote corporate social responsibility in the European Union, I became increasingly sure that transparency was the key for businesses and that a global rather than a European approach was the way to achieve it. I concluded that some of the top companies had achieved much …

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