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Value of Value: The new long-term horizon for business leaders

Executives globally agree that purpose and profit can be mutually achievable. They also agree on the increasing benefit of understanding and communicating the value potential of their organizations to build relationships with stakeholders, the benefits of improving integrated thinking and strategic decision-making. Our latest Value of Value: Board-level insights report finds that despite a small …

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SDGs and the future of corporate reporting

Major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers have released a position paper supporting the development of better reporting guidelines for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants of the ‘Corporate Reporting Dialogue’ – an initiative convened by the International Integrated Reporting Council bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers internationally – advocate working …

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<IR> Academic Database

Visit the <IR> Academic Database – with over 200 extracts of academic research on developments in integrated reporting, including analysis of its potential positive ramifications. The database is updated on a regular basis, if you have any queries please contact Laura Girella on laura.girella@theiirc.org

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Purpose Beyond Profit

Purpose Beyond Profit is a survey of executives from across the globe that seeks to understand trends and challenges in measuring, disclosing and understanding the value that companies create. Questions covered a range of topics investigating how value is thought about and understood, how companies approach strategic planning and performance measurement, and whether executives believe …

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Creating Value: Benefits to Investors

This latest report in our Creating Value series highlights what the International Integrated Reporting Framework aims to deliver to investors and how it helps to meet their demands for better information from investee companies. It aims to show that integrated reports can deliver that better information – and that investors recognize this benefit. You can …

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Creating Value: CFO Leadership in <IR>

Chief financial officers (CFOs) occupy influential leadership roles in their organizations. They are ideally placed to drive momentum of Integrated Reporting <IR> as a means to understand and communicate how their organizations create value over time. This publication sets out how <IR> supports the CFO agenda. We intend it to be a resource for CFOs …

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The Sustainable Development Goals, integrated thinking and the integrated report

This publication from the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and ICAS (the professional accountancy body), in partnership with the Green Economy Coalition has been developed to help organizations enhance their contribution to the SDGs, whilst reducing corporate risk and increasing opportunities that arise from sustainable development issues.   The report, authored by academic Professor Carol Adams, is …

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IFAC: Creating Value for SMEs Through Integrated Thinking

This publication is specifically for small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs), including those that are not-for-profit, that can achieve significant benefits from adopting <IR> and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s International Integrated Reporting Framework. The Framework is principles-based—affording SMEs flexibility in applying <IR> and using a personal approach. The IIRC is a diverse coalition that …

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Creating Value: The cyclical power of integrated thinking and reporting

Creating Value The cyclical power of integrated thinking and reporting looks at the central relationship between Integrated Reporting and its cyclical power and relationship with integrated thinking. It sees reporting and thinking as two sides of the same coin – both necessary to enhance connectivity in the organization and enhanced communication on value creation. There …

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Creating Value: The value of human capital reporting

The value of human capital reporting highlights the value of reporting on human capital, sharing some of the developments and experimentation taking place in this area. This publication is intended to be of interest to both companies and investors. We share the views of both on the importance of human capital in the context of …

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