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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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A stepping stone to Integrated Reporting

25 September 2013

Liz Prescott, Head of Relationships, East Asia and Australasia at IIRC, based in Melbourne, gives us her reaction to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)’s release of Regulatory Guide 247 ‘Effective disclosure in an operating and financial review’  In Australia, we saw the March release of Regulatory Guide 247 from ASIC which aims to improve disclosure …

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Tone at the top and Integrated Reporting

19 September 2013

Latest blog by Alex Malley, Chief Executive at CPA Australia in The Accountant. For other blogs and articles please see The Accountant website The expression ‘tone at the top’ gained currency through a series of high profile corporate failures – from Enron and WorldCom in the United States of America to AWB Limited in Australia and …

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South African reflections on integrated reporting

19 September 2013

Read Paul Druckman’s recent post in The Accountant. For other blogs and articles please see The Accountant website IIRC’s chief executive Paul Druckman speaks of the comments received so far to the first-ever International Integrated Reporting Framework with a special focus on South Africa’s efforts to lead the way in integrated reporting Since we launched …

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<IR> will increase your share price

17 September 2013

First, forgive my provocative title for this blog. In an attempt to attract your attention I have condensed and oversimplified several important steps of logic! I spent the month of July traveling across Asia, a region that uses three times more resources than the rest of the world to create each unit of GDP. During …

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Collaboration vital to achieve profound benefits of <IR>

29 August 2013

Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer at IIRC, gives us his reaction to the UK’s Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) publication of the draft guidance on the new Strategic Report  on 15 August. The industrialist Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success”.  The challenge for those of us actively seeking to …

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Internal Audit is the Glue

29 July 2013

Sitting in Orlando International airport waiting for my flight back home, I feel a need to put my reflections from the last few days to paper.  I was honoured to be asked to provide a keynote speech at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2013. This conference and its interaction with the global leaders …

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DBS takes its first steps on the road to Integrated Reporting

20 May 2013

With our 2012 Annual Report, DBS bank took its first step towards Integrated Reporting. At the same time we became the first Singaporean company to become a participant of the IIRC Pilot Programme. We joined the Pilot Programme because the concept of <IR> fits well with how we already define our strategic priorities.  <IR> enables us …

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Corporate Reporting for Today’s World

3 May 2013

On April 16 I had the honor of participating at the U.S. event to launch the Consultation Draft for the International Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework. It was exciting to be part of the final leg of launch day, which began in Australia and then circled the globe with events in 12 countries before wrapping up …

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