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IIRC response to UK government on corporate governance reform

17 February 2017 in IIRC's news

On 17 February 2017 the International Integrated Reporting Council submitted a response to the UK government’s consultation on corporate governance reform. The IIRC’s responses to questions posed by the government can be found below. Is there a need to improve public trust in large UK companies? If so, what actions do you think government and business …

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IIRC responds to FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

11 February 2017 in IIRC's news

The IIRC responded to consultation on the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures recommendations on 10 February 2017: The IIRC welcomes the recommendation that companies should ‘integrate’ their risk management in the face of the threat of climate change, made in the report from the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The IIRC …

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The Bruce Column — Pushing stakeholders towards value creation and the long term

10 February 2017 in IIRC's news

Robert Bruce reports on moves towards widespread adoption of integrated reporting and the direction taken at the recent joint conference of the International Corporate Governance Network and the International Integrated Reporting Council. For integrated reporting this year is intended to be a time of strategic initiatives aimed at making the reporting system a principle of …

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Re-aligning the capital markets for today’s needs

8 February 2017 in Blog posts

In December 2016, the IIRC’s official conference, in partnership with the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), brought together 400 people from over 30 countries around the world. Following our introductory conference article in last month’s newsletter, here we report on the key messages, issues and debates arising from Plenary One, which focused on ‘Aligning the …

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Comment from CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council on SEBI circular

7 February 2017 in News releases

Welcoming the news that the Securities and Exchange Board of India has published a circular asking the top 500 listed companies in India to adopt Integrated Reporting Richard Howitt, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council said: “This official circular from the securities regulator in India to the country’s top 500 companies, is another breakthrough moment for Integrated Reporting …

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Measuring Relationships: a route to competitive advantage and reduced risk

6 February 2017 in Blog posts

Corporate failures and scandals often have deep relational roots. So too does success, for the essence of any business is to invite people into relationship as investors, customers, employees or suppliers and to make such relationships more valuable. Yet, as the authors of The Relational Lens recently published by Cambridge University Press point out, these …

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Former vice-chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, Ian Mackintosh, announced as new Chair of Corporate Reporting Dialogue

31 January 2017 in News releases

Participants of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue have announced Ian Mackintosh as the Dialogue’s next Chair. Mackintosh stood down as Vice-Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in June 2016 after five years in the role and has over 30 years’ experience in national and international accounting standard-setting. He will use this experience to drive …

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Is Relational Capital the same as Reputation?

27 January 2017 in Blog posts

It is certainly true that your business is impacted by people’s perception of it; people such as employees, customers, suppliers, regulators and society in general.  But relational capital is more than reputation.  It is also about the structure and configuration of your company’s relationships. Being clear about what we mean and don’t mean by relational …

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Accountancy Europe: 30 years of fostering the dynamics for better corporate reporting

27 January 2017 in Blog posts

At our 30th anniversary, the Federation of European Accountants (FEE) changed its name to Accountancy Europe. Bringing together 1 million European professional accountants through our 50 members across the continent, we continue to inform and advance the profession. This anniversary also introduced our new tagline ‘Because people count’. Indeed, Accountancy Europe’s watchwords of ‘trust, integrity, …

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Quality Discovery and <IR>

26 January 2017 in Blog posts

For a growth investor like Comgest, focusing on quality is one of the very few practical approaches to increase our odds of investing in companies that will indeed profitably outgrow expectations already priced in their shares. Notwithstanding the tendency of investors to look for simple answers to complex questions, companies can certainly do a better …

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