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‘Encouraging’ new EU guidelines for integrated reporting by European businesses

11 July 2017

The European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive will see at least 6,000 companies across Europe change their reporting during the next 12 months. As a former Member of the European Parliament, I was deeply proud to have helped steer agreement of the Directive. Now, as the CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council, I am equally …

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Why our integrated report is a fundamental tool to interact with the market

15 June 2017

The Group’s first Integrated Report represents a new phase for us in our commitment to transparently and comprehensively telling our story, identifying and making explicit the elements that characterize our company, modifying language and content in the relationship between the company and the market. We have adopted a transversal approach capable of connecting objectives, activities …

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A Call to Action: Walk the Talk on Integrated Reporting

7 June 2017

This article was first posted on IFAC’s Global Knowledge Gateway.  IFAC recently issued a policy position on integrated reporting highlighting the need for a single report providing a fuller picture of an organization’s ability to create value over time, and greater interconnectedness between different reports. IFAC member organizations can utilize this policy in their own …

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Advocacy and alignment are essential to enhance the relevance of corporate reporting

16 May 2017

Advocacy is a powerful means of increasing the status of <IR>, especially when it comes from influential organizations, and especially their leaders. We have benefited from a movement of diverse voices and insights, who can articulate <IR> in a way that resonates most with different audiences and organizations. Indeed, many participants and other partners across …

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Web and flow – megatrends, microtrends and corporate reporting

12 May 2017

IIRC involvement in the B20 is a multi-year journey of progress, reflects Jonathan Labrey, Chief Strategy Officer, IIRC web – noun: a complex system of interconnected elements flow – noun:  the action or fact of moving in a steady, continuous stream 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year when the IIRC has put corporate reporting issues …

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Meeting the information challenge

12 May 2017

What makes information authentic/fit-for-purpose for both management and investors? How do we navigate standards and stakeholder needs to provide integrated information for decision making? This blog sets out some evolving thought leadership in this field from around the world, as presented at a recent international event in London. The panel chair, Richard Barker, Professor of …

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How do trade mark and designs create value for society?

12 May 2017

By allowing creative people in whatever area of endeavour to benefit from the investment they have made in time or money! Trade marks protect brands, which are at the core of all marketing activities and ensure that the public know what they are buying in terms of products or services. Designs protect the appearance of …

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Future of Corporate Reporting

4 May 2017

In October of 2015 Accountancy Europe – at that time, the Federation of European Accountants – issued a discussion paper entitled The Future of Corporate Reporting – creating the dynamics for change. It questions how corporate reporting needs to adapt to economic reality and stakeholder expectations. The discussion it generated has been incredibly fruitful and …

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