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Room for Improvement

26 May 2016

Short-term strategic focus; incomplete business models; KPIs that aren’t ‘key’. Is this really how companies want to present themselves to their investors? Delving into KPMG’s reporting database, I can find many good examples of reporting practice from around the world, but I also see some common themes that limit shareholders’ ability to look beyond the …

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Paul Druckman addresses the difficult issues

17 May 2016

In a series of five video interviews I asked Paul Druckman, CEO, IIRC questions about corporate and integrated reporting that people are asking and I probed on issues which are attracting some controversy. These are the videos and the issues explored: Social and environmental sustainability for accountants: What does social and environmental sustainability mean to …

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Telling a good story

13 May 2016

What business does and how it does it have come under challenge in recent years. In the years since the recession there has been a loud debate about the contribution that business makes to our economy and society. Negative stories about business continue to make the headlines – from the handling of company tax affairs …

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Making good decisions

13 May 2016

Information overload, excessive bureaucracy, lack of trust and incentives that aren’t aligned with goals are common complaints of modern day business. Not surprisingly, these issues have all been cited in recent research by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as key contributors to poor decision making in …

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Synergies between IndAS and Integrated Reporting

13 May 2016

IndAS harmonised with IFRS will not only change the reported accounting numbers, but also bring more complexity as a result of the discretion it provides, and the corresponding disclosures it requires. An Integrated Report is a concise communication about how an organisation’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects, in the context of its external environment, lead to …

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An insight into DBS Bank’s latest Annual Report

14 April 2016

DBS recently issued its 2015 Annual Report. This is the fourth report following the guidance of <IR> since DBS became the first company in South East Asia to adopt <IR> in 2012. This year DBS will be fully compliant with the International Integrated Reporting Framework as well as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. …

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Every entrepreneur should want to save the world

28 February 2016

I had the immense privilege of speaking at the recent UK launch of Marga Hoek’s book, New Economy Business, held in the illustrious surroundings of the Dutch Ambassador’s London home. Marga leads the Dutch Sustainable Business Association and has been a CEO and advisor to many organizations so sees businesses from various perspectives. The book’s first sentence, …

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Paul Druckman addresses Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

11 February 2016

Paul Druckman, CEO, IIRC address to the first plenary meeting of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, London, 9 February 2016 Thank you for inviting me to present to this Task Force and audience. I am delighted that we have been asked and can assure you all of our intent to make your outcomes …

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Investor horizons – a shift towards long-termism?

8 February 2016

The IIRC strategy rightly emphasizes building a bridge from corporate reporting to investment decisions. In other words, ensuring that integrated reports have an impact with providers of financial capital and are used in investment appraisal and to inform how capital is allocated. This was always an ambitious strategy given the well-documented short-termism in capital market …

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Davos 2016: What will it add up to for corporate reporting?

27 January 2016

The great and the good are at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in the lofty Swiss town of Davos this week to discuss the world’s economic and social issues. At the turn of the last century the literati of Europe, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, escaped to take in …

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