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The Malaysian Reserve: CFOs ideal to drive integrated reporting

18 October 2017

CFOs are ideally placed to drive momentum for integrated reporting, one of the components of the new Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) launched by the Malaysian securities regulators six months ago. “The CFO and finance function can ensure that integrated reporting is a core activity and not something undertaken in a corner office,” stated …

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The CPA Journal – Why a CFO is the True Change Maker Inside a Company

16 October 2017

By  Mervyn E. King, PhD, LLD Many of the things I’ll talk about today are contained in my book, Chief Value Officer, which is based on the principle that a CFO today doesn’t sit in his corner office and prepare draft audited financial statements for consideration by an audit committee. He has to consider many …

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Chartered Accountants Ireland – IIRC publishes report on the progress of integrated reporting

16 October 2017

Results published from the first worldwide consultation on how companies are adopting integrated reporting since the International Framework was released in 2013 show how the focus has moved from one of initial acceptance to progress in actual implementation. Over 1,500 businesses in 62 countries globally are now integrating the goals of sustainable development and financial …

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IPE: ESG roundup – Investors reinforce support for non-financial disclosures

16 October 2017

Australian asset owners and some of Europe’s largest institutional investors have put their names to a statement supporting better disclosure of non-financial information. The statement seeks to counter an increasingly common narrative that investors do not care about information that may not appear explicitly financially relevant, despite frequent calls for better disclosure of such information. …

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Pensions & Investments: Asset owner, manager group calls for integrated reporting at companies

13 October 2017

Three asset owners alongside eight money managers have confirmed a commitment to integrated reporting in efforts to drive the development of more sustainable and stable businesses in the longer term, the consortium said in a statement Friday. The signatories were Aberdeen Standard Investments; Achmea Investment Management; Aegon Asset Management; the A$37 billion ($29 billion) Cbus …

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Clarify, Simplify, Amplify: Global consultation results on the progress towards integrated reporting

12 October 2017

 Results published today from the first worldwide consultation on how companies are adopting integrated reporting since the International <IR> Framework was released in 2013, show how the focus has moved from one of initial acceptance to progress in actual implementation. Following the global ‘Framework Feedback Exercise’ the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is today announcing a series …

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IIRC to release guidance to address Integrated Reporting implementation challenges

12 October 2017

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has announced that it will release guidance to address implementation challenges of integrated reporting, following a global consultation. The IIRC published the results from its global consultation launched in March 2017 on the Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework where respondents mainly criticised the multiple capitals approach, connectivity and integrated thinking. …

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ACCA awards Paul Druckman with Honorary Membership

10 October 2017

Paul Druckman, a distinguished figure in the finance profession and the first chief executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), has been awarded honorary membership to ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Brian McEnery FCCA, president of ACCA said: “Paul’s contribution to the development of global standards, a mission shared by ACCA, is …

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International Integrated Reporting Council response to the SEBI Kotak committee report on corporate governance

10 October 2017

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) released the report of the committee on corporate governance on 6 October 2017. The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) welcomes the Kotak committee report which is aimed at enhancing corporate governance standards in Indian companies by proposing changes in disclosures, transparency, board composition and performance. Corporate reporting is an essential and inseparable part of corporate governance – it is …

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Ethical Boardroom: Integrated reporting: chance to make a difference

9 October 2017

Humanity has evolved to the level where two dominant systems reign supreme: democracy and its sibling capitalism. The difference between the twin systems is that democracy implies that the average member of society rules mankind’s destiny and capitalism elevates the financially endowed above all others. Should we be concerned? Comparing large companies rated by revenue …

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