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Why do investors want to talk about purpose?

27 June 2018

“We have to get better at looking at the bigger picture, where our driver is not profit above all else, as this is an unsustainable business model”, a quote from an executive – Purpose Beyond Profit: The Value of Value – Board-level Insights Our work is built on the premise that a business can help …

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Intangible Balance Sheet

14 June 2018

To transform governance, accountability and decision making to a framework based on the six capitals of the integrated reporting model, will require investors, boards and management to give as much attention to non-financial capital to that traditionally given to financial capital. What might hasten this transition is to apply the traditionally proven approaches of financial …

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Value creation in today’s world

13 June 2018

A focus on value creation for your own organization – the way to promote inclusion and long-term thinking ‘Purpose’ has become popular in recent times. It is a word now to be found in many CEO letters in annual reports, and used as a short hand for restating or redefining the social role of companies, …

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From Monocapitalism to Multicapitalism: 21st Century System Value Creation

12 June 2018

This article was first published on Thomson Reuters on 12 June 2018 and has been reproduced in full below.  For more than half a Millennium – since Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli’s publication of the first full account of double-entry bookkeeping in 1494 – business and investment have calculated value by focusing predominantly on a sole …

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Taskforce on Growing a Culture of Social Impact Investing launch call for evidence

7 June 2018

In 2016, the UK government set up an independent Advisory Group to answer an important question: How can the providers of savings, pensions and investments engage with individuals to enable them to support more easily the things they care about through their savings and investment choices? In November 2017, the Advisory Group published their report, …

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Bringing extinction accounting into the heart of integrated reporting

4 June 2018

Scientists declare that we have now entered the sixth mass extinction on planet earth, that they identify is a direct result of human – and corporate – activity. From insects to mammals, trees to flowers, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. The corporate world and society rely entirely on the healthy functioning of …

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Generali Srbija’s integrated reporting journey

4 June 2018

Generali Osiguranje Srbija issued its third integrated report on May 31, 2018 having resolved to change corporate publications in Serbia, from financial reporting based on historic information to integrated reporting based on future strategy. Generali Osiguranje Srbija is the largest private owned company in the insurance market in Serbia, the market leader in health and …

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The Role Model for Capital Markets Institutions: Borsa Istanbul Releases Its First Integrated Annual Report

30 May 2018

Social value and economic profit can be and should be realized simultaneously. Increasing concerns regarding environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues raise the need for businesses to be more involved with these challenges. Today, corporate performance is no longer evaluated only on financial criteria. It is widely accepted that companies should be the solution, not …

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Bridging the gap between the cup and the lip!

15 May 2018

In the last five years or more, enlightened businesses and governments the world over have recognised the importance of telling the true and full story of an enterprise. This reflects in the enrolment of companies into the integrated reporting process embracing all its significant dimensions of integrated ‘thinking’, ‘performance’ and ‘reporting’. In India, several large …

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