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Integrated Reporting will drive our economy in Tokyo

21 November 2012

The beginning of November in Tokyo marks the start of the autumn and the colouring of the leaves. This year, it also held key conferences and meetings on Integrated Reporting <IR>. For me, the highlight was the <IR> Roundtable where IIRC Council members met with senior Japanese members from companies, investors and policy makers to …

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Integrated Reporting Arrives in Hong Kong…

9 November 2012

“So that’s settled, Jeanne will help organise a workshop on integrated reporting while Paul Druckman, CEO of the IIRC is in town.” As I left the premises of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, I wondered what I had gotten myself into… Since the launch of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index in …

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At the table: Where a communicator needs to be

5 October 2012

There’s a quiet revolution happening in corporate reporting, promising benefits for those who lead organizations, those who invest in them, and those who communicate their stories. It’s called integrated reporting – the presentation of an organization’s strategy, governance, performance and prospects within its full commercial, social and environmental context. The goal: to give shareholders and stakeholders alike …

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‘Walk jog run sprint BOLT’

3 October 2012

With the 2012 Pilot Programme conference in Amsterdam just behind us, the buzz generated by over 170 representatives from the Pilot Programme business and investor networks, the IIRC Board and Working Group and other collaborators, is growing. Over the two days of the conference, delegates pushed forward the corporate reporting evolution as they debated the …

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RIO+20 – the investors perspective

4 July 2012

Last week, in the footsteps of the Rio +20 conference the International Corporate Governance Network ((ICGN) and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) held their respective annual conferences back to back. Paragraph 47 and its implications for investors triggered a lot of debate. Monday’s open meeting of the Integrated Business Reporting Committee of the …

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Rio+20 – a step towards <IR>

25 June 2012

Rio+20 – a step towards <IR> As you will appreciate, natural and social ‘capital’ are essential parts of the integrated reporting <IR> framework, two of the six capitals, and these were the focus of the Rio+20 summit.  I have just returned from this hugely energising and encouraging ten days at the UN Conference on Sustainable …

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A few words from our CEO

15 June 2012

I recently completed an enlightening and highly successful week in Washington DC during which I conducted multiple meetings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), World Bank and with legislators on Capitol Hill. In addition I was able to participate in the conference celebrating the 125th anniversary of the …

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