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The Guardian: Sustainability meets financial reporting and commercial opportunities

3 January 2013 in In the news

Sustainability has dipped out of the headlines, but 2013 may still bring important progress with an increasing number of companies realising that their prospects depend on benefits provided by nature. A growing number of corporations are achieving short-term growth by cannibalising the very sources of wealth that will sustain them in the long term. Research demonstrates how …

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South Africa at the forefront of Integrated Reporting

2 January 2013 in In the news

Strate has joined a number of international organisations, as well as four other prominent South African companies, to develop a technical framework for Integrated Reporting by 2013. It is one of over 80 organisations that are involved in the pilot phase of the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC’s) programme, which will be used by companies across the world, according to Hannes …

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Less Fragmentation; More Cohesion.

21 December 2012 in Blog posts

As with many nascent markets, sustainability reporting and disclosure is only a toddler. It has taken many steps and is gaining momentum, but is still somewhat clumsy as it determines how all the players fit together to run in the right direction. In this context, materiality around sustainability issues is a shifting notion, in contrast …

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December Newsletter

21 December 2012 in Newsletter

In this issue: <IR> momentum in 2012 Perspectives from around the world Upcoming Launch of the Consultation Draft of the International <IR> Framework IIRC CEO awarded “Global Finance 50” Read the December Newsletter

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Comunicando valor con información concisa

21 December 2012 in In the news

La información es la savia vital de los mercados financieros. Sin información correcta y completa, los inversores no pueden asignar capital de manera eficiente. Esto no quiere decir que los inversores necesiten siempre volúmenes crecientes de información pues, cuando la información valiosa se diluye, pierde su mensaje y, por lo tanto, su poder. Aún así, …

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Integrated Reporting Down Under

13 December 2012 in Blog posts

Reflecting on the first four weeks into my new role as Head of Relationships, East Asia and Australasia, never did I expect to get off to such a flying start. Having spent several years of my professional career focussed on corporate reporting, I am astounded at the momentum now gathering, and the seeming inevitability that …

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The Australian: 'Concerns of company directors about increased liabilities should not be allowed to stand in the way of formulating new global reporting rules.'

6 December 2012 in In the news

IIRC chief executive Paul Druckman said concerns about directors’ liabilities flowing from the introduction of integrated reporting were more pronounced in Australia than anywhere in the world, but that this should not be used as a reason to do nothing. IR is a new form of reporting designed to provide concise communications to investors about …

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CIMA Financial Management: 'Time to recognise value of integrated reporting'

6 December 2012 in In the news

Charles Tilley, Chief Executive, CIMA, writes: “The development of integrated reporting is set to become one of the most valuable assets for the business world. Why? Because it will give a much clearer picture of an organisation’s activities and performance. It will also facilitate the move towards business sustainability. As we all know, the purpose …

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