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We need to understand impacts better

22 January 2018

My new book, The Company Citizen, argues that the problems of the planet, nation and community can’t be resolved without the active engagement of business, alongside other sectors – and furthermore, that a business case can be made for that activity. A legitimate question arises: ‘How do we know what impact is being delivered?’ And …

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What is the future of corporate reporting?

14 December 2017

“The future of corporate reporting and the role integrated thinking” was the core topic discussed recently at an international event held by the MIB School of Management in Trieste (Italy) thanks to the sponsorship of Assicurazioni Generali. In front of 200 participants, an international panel of relevant speakers shared insights from different perspectives on this strategic …

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Aspiag Service recognized for 2016 integrated report

29 November 2017

As the CFO of Aspiag Service – Despar Nordest (the Spar brand dealer in North Eastern Italy) I am delighted that our efforts towards Integrated Reporting have resulted in us winning two awards this year for our integrated report. Most recently we were awarded with the first Italian award for ‘Best Integrated Report’ by the …

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Ethical Corporation’s 6th Responsible Business Summit New York 2018

27 November 2017

March 26-27 2018, New York, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge #RBSNY   Transform Business. Create long-term impact for industry and society The 6th Responsible Business Summit New York will bring together 400 responsible business professionals from North America’s leading brands to discuss the impending paradigm shift and transformational change to business, industry and society Our agenda covers: …

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Getting Started with Integrated Reporting: Mahindra Group

24 November 2017

Integrated Reporting is in the rise in India. In this case study Investor Relations and Sustainability leaders at Mahindra Group spoke to Vrushali Gaud, <IR> Associate, IIRC about how and why they’ve evolved their approach to Integrated Reporting.   Mahindra has always striven to be at the forefront of sustainable development and the adoption of progressive …

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MIA’s journey to Integrated Reporting

2 November 2017

The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) is a key advocate for integrated reporting in the Malaysian capital market. We have helped raise the profile of <IR> in Malaysia, since <IR> was identified as the way forward for effective disclosure of non-financial information in the Corporate Governance Blueprint 2011. <IR> milestones and drivers include the formation …

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Understanding and managing human rights risks is a key element of integrated thinking

30 October 2017

The UN Guiding Principles Assurance Guidance is the first human rights specific guidance to those who perform assurance either within a company on its human rights performance or externally on its human rights reporting. It is the culmination of a five-year multi-stakeholder project between Shift and international auditing, tax and consulting firm, Mazars. We came …

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Reporting on broader value creation: what good is beginning to look like

18 August 2017

Since 2005, we have conducted annual research on reporting trends across the FTSE 100. What we’ve observed is corporate reporting focused on broader value creation become the norm across the UK’s best practice reporting landscape. Our data shows a steady trend of companies reporting on more than just financials – by integrating more pre-financial factors into their reports. At a time when companies are pressured to think more about …

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Integrated Thinking & Reporting Requires Trusted Advisors: Guiding Your SME Clients

7 August 2017

The International Integrated Reporting Council’s International Integrated Reporting Framework defines integrated thinking as: “The active consideration by an organization of the relationships between its various operating and functional units and the ‘multiple capitals’ that the organization uses or affects. Integrated thinking leads to integrated decision making and actions that consider the creation of value over …

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