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Accounting Today: Task force recommends climate change financial disclosures

30 June 2017

A group of more than 100 business leaders and companies are backing the recommendations of a task force on providing a voluntary framework for disclosing climate-related information in financial filings. The Financial Stability Board created the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures nearly two years ago. It released its final report and supporting materials on …

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UM AMBS: The 11th AMBS/LSE conference

28 June 2017

The 11th AMBS/LSE conference was organised by AMBS lecturers Dr Wei Jiang, Dr Alice Liang Xu and Dr Colin (Cheng) Zeng. Co-funded by the Centre for the Analysis of Investment Risk (CAIR) at AMBS, the LSE and the ICAEW’s charitable trusts, the one-day conference in June encouraged the search for multiple perspectives and stimulated insightful …

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ATT: Integrated reporting – reassuring your stakeholders

28 June 2017

In an uncertain world, investors are increasingly looking for more than financial results when making investment decisions. Memories of the financial crash have cast a long shadow – even when things look good on paper, the examples of Lehman Brothers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have shown that seemingly robust financials are not always as …

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Tribute to Ernst Ligteringen

16 June 2017

The IIRC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ernst Ligteringen. Ernst was a driving force in the world of sustainability whose legacy will be felt for years to come. Ernst was a key founding father of the IIRC and remained an active supporter and advocate as an IIRC Ambassador. His work has …

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Video: The GRI/IIRC Corporate Leadership Group

30 May 2017

The joint GRI/IIRC Corporate Leadership Group met on 18-19 April 2017 in Amsterdam. The Corporate Leadership Group on Integrated Reporting, which is a GRI/IIRC partnership,  explores the best ways to use the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards and the International <IR> Frameworks for the Integrated Reporting process. You can watch Richard Howitt, CEO, IIRC discuss the work …

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EVENT: Building a more sustainable economy in Europe

23 May 2017

Building a more sustainable economy in Europe: Non-financial information and sustainable finance – what next? Date: 21 June 2017 Venue: Espace Banca Monte Paschi Belgio, Avenue d’Auderghem, 22-28 Brussels Time: 12.30-17.30 followed by a cocktail reception.  Building on work already undertaken at the international level by the G20 Green Finance Study Group and the Financial …

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The Accountant: African Integrated Reporting Committee announced at ACOA 2017

10 May 2017

An Integrated Reporting Committee for Africa has been announced at the AGM of the Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) held in Uganda as part of the 4th African Congress of Accountants (ACOA17). The Committee was announced by outgoing PAFA president, Asmaa Resmouki, and it was discussed at ACOA’s first plenary session, which focused on Integrated …

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ProBono Australia: Global Integrated Reporting Still Has Room for Improvement

10 May 2017

The adoption of Integrated Reporting, or <IR>, by corporates can be challenging but generates tangible organizational, reputational and commercial benefits, according to a new analysis. The Insights into Integrated Reporting report, published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), reviewed 41 corporate reports from around the world, with one of the main reviewers being …

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