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Connecting quarterly updates to Swedfund’s long-term value creation activities

6 July 2015 in Blog posts

In April 2015 Swedfund, the Swedish state’s development project finance institution, published it first Integrated Report. Inspired by the International <IR > Framework the report represents an important step for our commitment to greater accountability and transparency. Swedfund’s mission is to contribute to poverty reduction through financing sustainable business. Building on over 35 years experience …

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Opportunities and necessities from a long-term investor’s view

3 July 2015 in Blog posts

While the annual report remains the most important information source for investors, the reports in their present form do not provide a sufficiently true and fair picture of the company. This is due to the intensive weight factors like ESG, brand values, customer and employee loyalty, market position (concept of capitals) that increasingly impact the …

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Integrated Reporting is taking off in France

2 July 2015 in Blog posts

Here we are! The idea of integrated reporting is significantly growing in France. It does not mean that numerous integrated reports will be published next year, but that most major French companies have now assimilated the idea. Most are at least pondering what it could mean for them over the next few years. It was about time. …

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The Wall Street: Five ways CFOs can focus

29 June 2015 in In the news

The 20th century firm competed predominantly according to cost efficiency. Companies achieved success by mass-producing standardized products more cheaply than their rivals. For example, Henry Ford is credited as saying that “any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”. Tangible assets, such as factories and …

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A global investor perspective

29 June 2015 in Blog posts

Cars, investments and intangible assets What matters to the modern day car buyer? According to consumer surveys, style and appearance rank highly but the most important factors are reliability, price, running costs, fuel efficiency and safety.  New cars incorporate technology such as lane departure warning systems, automatic parking, integrated communication and stop start capabilities. In …

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Bloomberg – Consumers can help make Capitalism Inclusive: Rothschild

26 June 2015 in In the news

“E.L. Rothschild CEO Lynn Forester De Rothschild and Risk Capital Partners Chairman Luke Johnson discuss capitalism ahead of the second ‘Inclusive Capitalism’ conference taking place in London, with Manus Cranny and Francine Lacqua on ‘The Pulse.’ ”   Skip to 4 minutes 45 seconds of this video to hear about the role <IR> has to play …

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Just one in 10 big firms reveal how many part-time staff it employs

11 June 2015 in In the news

Less than half of Britain’s blue-chip companies disclose how many staff leave their business each year, and just one in 10 reveals the number of staff they employ on part-time, zero-hours or temporary contracts, according to new research. The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) said the shortage of information means investors are not fully …

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Public Finance International: Pioneers agree Integrated Reporting could improve resource allocation

10 June 2015 in In the news

Integrated reporting in the public sector could improve the planning of public services across changes in governments and assist in the allocation of scarce resources, experts at a groundbreaking conference have said. Speakers at the first meeting of the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Public Sector Pioneer Network in London on May 27 discussed the development …

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