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Accountants for Growth – CCAB and Integrated Reporting

18 March 2013

CCAB is delighted to support the work of the IIRC on Integrated Reporting which seeks to introduce the concept of more concise reports that give a comprehensive view of companies that are both meaningful and useful to investors and other stakeholders.  All five CCAB bodies – ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS and Chartered Accountants Ireland – …

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Passion. Intellect. Experience.

13 February 2013

Australia is an exciting place to be: their economy, buoyed by a boom in the energy and natural resources sector, has not witnessed the same economic crisis and recession that most western economies have suffered in recent years. And, in 2014, Australia takes over from Russia as President of the G20. So there is a …

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Less Fragmentation; More Cohesion.

21 December 2012

As with many nascent markets, sustainability reporting and disclosure is only a toddler. It has taken many steps and is gaining momentum, but is still somewhat clumsy as it determines how all the players fit together to run in the right direction. In this context, materiality around sustainability issues is a shifting notion, in contrast …

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Integrated Reporting Down Under

13 December 2012

Reflecting on the first four weeks into my new role as Head of Relationships, East Asia and Australasia, never did I expect to get off to such a flying start. Having spent several years of my professional career focussed on corporate reporting, I am astounded at the momentum now gathering, and the seeming inevitability that …

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Integrated Reporting will drive our economy in Tokyo

21 November 2012

The beginning of November in Tokyo marks the start of the autumn and the colouring of the leaves. This year, it also held key conferences and meetings on Integrated Reporting <IR>. For me, the highlight was the <IR> Roundtable where IIRC Council members met with senior Japanese members from companies, investors and policy makers to …

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Integrated Reporting Arrives in Hong Kong…

9 November 2012

“So that’s settled, Jeanne will help organise a workshop on integrated reporting while Paul Druckman, CEO of the IIRC is in town.” As I left the premises of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, I wondered what I had gotten myself into… Since the launch of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index in …

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At the table: Where a communicator needs to be

5 October 2012

There’s a quiet revolution happening in corporate reporting, promising benefits for those who lead organizations, those who invest in them, and those who communicate their stories. It’s called integrated reporting – the presentation of an organization’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects within its full commercial, social and environmental context. The goal: to give shareholders and stakeholders alike …

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‘Walk jog run sprint BOLT’

3 October 2012

With the 2012 Pilot Programme conference in Amsterdam just behind us, the buzz generated by over 170 representatives from the Pilot Programme business and investor networks, the IIRC Board and Working Group and other collaborators, is growing. Over the two days of the conference, delegates pushed forward the corporate reporting evolution as they debated the …

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RIO+20 – the investors perspective

4 July 2012

Last week, in the footsteps of the Rio +20 conference the International Corporate Governance Network ((ICGN) and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) held their respective annual conferences back to back. Paragraph 47 and its implications for investors triggered a lot of debate. Monday’s open meeting of the Integrated Business Reporting Committee of the …

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Rio+20 – a step towards <IR>

25 June 2012

Rio+20 – a step towards <IR> As you will appreciate, natural and social ‘capital’ are essential parts of the integrated reporting <IR> framework, two of the six capitals, and these were the focus of the Rio+20 summit.  I have just returned from this hugely energising and encouraging ten days at the UN Conference on Sustainable …

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