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India CSR: Integrated Reporting a ‘Tipping Point’ for Business Benefits – Global Chief Executive in Delhi

19 July 2017

Indian businesses can find it easier and more beneficial to adopt the new international benchmark for their company reporting, according to high level talks taking place in Delhi this week. The Chief Executive of the global coalition for Integrated Reporting, Richard Howitt, is meeting Indian business representatives to discuss next steps, following the official circular …

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CCH Daily: EU sustainability expert group backs integrated reporting

19 July 2017

An interim report from the EU high level expert group on sustainable finance has highlighted the need to prioritise the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into financial decision making and backed a shift to integrated reporting. The report argues that ESG reporting requirements should be strengthened and advocates the introduction of a …

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Report: Building a more sustainable economy in Europe

18 July 2017

Following an ACCA, Aviva, Barclays and IIRC event in Brussels on 21 June 2017, which focused on building a more sustainable economy in Europe, a draft report has been released sharing the findings from the session. The report includes extracts from the speech of Richard Howitt, CEO, IIRC as well as a synopsis from the …

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International Accounting Bulletin: European Commission adopts guidelines on the disclosure of non-financial information

30 June 2017

The European Commission (EC) has adopted non-binding guidelines on the disclosure of non-financial information by companies which aims to help companies to disclose relevant and useful information on environmental and social matters in a consistent and comparable way. These guidelines follow on the EU Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large …

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Accounting Today: Task force recommends climate change financial disclosures

30 June 2017

A group of more than 100 business leaders and companies are backing the recommendations of a task force on providing a voluntary framework for disclosing climate-related information in financial filings. The Financial Stability Board created the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures nearly two years ago. It released its final report and supporting materials on …

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UM AMBS: The 11th AMBS/LSE conference

28 June 2017

The 11th AMBS/LSE conference was organised by AMBS lecturers Dr Wei Jiang, Dr Alice Liang Xu and Dr Colin (Cheng) Zeng. Co-funded by the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk (CAIR) at AMBS, the LSE and the ICAEW’s charitable trusts, the one-day conference in June encouraged the search for multiple perspectives and stimulated insightful …

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ATT: Integrated reporting – reassuring your stakeholders

28 June 2017

In an uncertain world, investors are increasingly looking for more than financial results when making investment decisions. Memories of the financial crash have cast a long shadow – even when things look good on paper, the examples of Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have shown that seemingly robust financials are not always as …

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