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Materiality and Human Capital

23 February 2017 in Blog posts

The goals of integrated reporting include both more effective communication to key stakeholders but also, and I believe more importantly, the development of integrated thinking. To make this happen, the thinking behind materiality needs to change and become more holistic. While the IIRC guidance document on materiality provides some level of transition away from the …

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The Economic Times: Richard Howitt talks about the importance of Integrated Reporting for India

22 February 2017 in IIRC's news

Richard Howitt who is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council, spoke to ET about the recent SEBI circular calling on top Indian companies to adopt the Integrated Reporting format. Edited Excerpts:  Can you briefly explain in lay terms what integrated reporting is? How is it different from conventional reporting? Over the …

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IIRC response to UK government on corporate governance reform

17 February 2017 in IIRC's news

On 17 February 2017 the International Integrated Reporting Council submitted a response to the UK government’s consultation on corporate governance reform. The IIRC’s responses to questions posed by the government can be found below. Is there a need to improve public trust in large UK companies? If so, what actions do you think government and business …

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IIRC responds to FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

11 February 2017 in IIRC's news

The IIRC responded to consultation on the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations on 10 February 2017: The IIRC welcomes the recommendation that companies should ‘integrate’ their risk management in the face of the threat of climate change, made in the report from the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The IIRC …

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The Bruce Column — Pushing stakeholders towards value creation and the long term

10 February 2017 in IIRC's news

Robert Bruce reports on moves towards widespread adoption of integrated reporting and the direction taken at the recent joint conference of the International Corporate Governance Network and the International Integrated Reporting Council. For integrated reporting this year is intended to be a time of strategic initiatives aimed at making the reporting system a principle of …

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IIRC Newsletter

9 February 2017 in Newsletter

The latest news and developments. In this newsletter published February 2017: Significant endorsement of Integrated Reporting by International Federation of Accountants Securities and Exchange Board of India asks top 500 Indian companies to adopt Integrated Reporting China moves towards Integrated Reporting Former vice-chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, Ian Mackintosh, appointed new Chair of …

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Public Finance: Reporting lines – interview with International Integrated Reporting Council Chief Richard Howitt

8 February 2017 in In the news

Integrated reporting will help public bodies to demonstrate value and rebuild trust, says Richard Howitt of the International Integrated Reporting Council. Moving jobs from Brussels to London, Richard Howitt is probably something of a trendsetter. But, while many Brits are likely to leave Europe because of Brexit, Howitt’s reason is different. The former MEP came …

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Re-aligning the capital markets for today’s needs

8 February 2017 in Blog posts

In December 2016, the IIRC’s official conference, in partnership with the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), brought together 400 people from over 30 countries around the world. Following our introductory conference article in last month’s newsletter, here we report on the key messages, issues and debates arising from Plenary One, which focused on ‘Aligning the …

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