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July Newsletter

31 July 2014 in Newsletter

In this issue: A call for Assurance debate Apply to the <IR> Business Network to progress with <IR> Australian G100 backs <IR> innovation to improve reporting Japan: Integrated Reporting part of Prime Minister Abe’s ‘Third Arrow’ UNCTAD World Investment Report calls for <IR> New Guide: “Tomorrow’s Business Success” Two perspectives on recent major summits.

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An investor perspective – corporate reporting reform can enhance long-term investment decisions in infrastructure

28 July 2014 in Blog posts

A report – Unlocking investment in infrastructure – published by the largest six accounting networks in June 2014 made some important recommendations to the B20. The B20 has recognised this report in its paper, B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce Policy Summary, calling for, “accounting rules to eliminate or address barriers to long-term and infrastructure investment” …

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Major summits point to clearer direction for global economy

28 July 2014 in Blog posts

In the immediate aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, the expectation was that globalization would give way to a new era of protectionism and introspection, as Governments grappled with the civil and economic chaos caused by the first universal meltdown of its kind. The farsighted decision in 2009 to elevate the G20 to the status …

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Business Spectator: Super funds back disclosure initiative

15 July 2014 in In the news

Australia’s largest super funds have thrown their support behind a new reporting system, in a move that could strengthen their opportunities to partner governments on new infrastructure projects, The Australian reports. The new initiative, the Integrated Reporting Pension Funds network, is being taken around the world by backers the Australian Institute of Superannuation Investors and the Australian …

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The Australian: Community elders call for investment in infrastructure

14 July 2014 in In the news

BUSINESS leaders have urged the B20 Australia summit to endorse changing the way companies engage with their shareholders to help investors and financiers commit to bankrolling urgently needed multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects. Ahead of this week’s summit, business community elders, including the head of the Prime Minister’s business advisory council Maurice Newman, former Infrastructure Australia chairman …

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Reporting and long-term value creation

8 July 2014 in Blog posts

It is always a big day when government declares it is seeking to do less rather than more. The new strategic report in the UK has an agenda to allow companies to tell their stories through reporting, together with insights into the challenges and opportunities now and into the future. Best practice must be shared …

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Bangkok Post: Integrated reporting: The future of corporate communication

8 July 2014 in In the news

Business information and annual reporting have evolved over the years as a result of increasingly complex business environments and changing stakeholder needs. Annual reports have been the mainstay for listed companies and multinationals to report their economic health, business performance, industry trends and competitors to regulators, investors, top management and other stakeholders. However, current annual …

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IFAC, Viewpoints: The significant regulatory developments that will shape the Accountancy profession and global economy in the near future

7 July 2014 in In the news

We are more than halfway through year seven of the financial crisis. The massive G-20 effort, along with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and global standard setters such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), to reform global financial regulation and to ensure a safer and more sustainable financial system has made significant progress. …

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June Newsletter

30 June 2014 in Newsletter

In this issue: Recommendation to G20 on <IR> Corporate Reporting Dialogue Launched Positive UK Steps Eyes of the world are fixed on Brazil Emerging <IR> Database Updated

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Recommendation to G20 on Integrated Reporting

27 June 2014 in In the news

In a report commissioned by the B20, the business forum that advises G20 governments, the six largest global accounting networks have endorsed <IR> as a key innovation that will make corporate reporting more conducive to long-term investment. Unlocking investment in infrastructure

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