New North American lead to put Integrated Reporting at the heart of business agenda across the continent

25 January 2017 in IIRC's news

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today announces the appointment of Bob Laux as its North American Lead. Prior to joining the IIRC, Laux led the Treasury Controller Group at Microsoft, responsible for the accounting and disclosure of Microsoft’s USD 100 billion treasury portfolio. Many of America’s leading brands have adopted Integrated Reporting over recent …

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Classifying Assets within Relational Capital

25 January 2017 in Blog posts

Just as there are specialist in the structuring and management of financial capital, human capital, natural capital and even intellectual capital, so there are an emerging group of specialists in relational capital.  The key task of those specialists is to enable general management to understand how to handle relational capital alongside the other five capitals …

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The importance of Integrated Reporting for internal decision making

24 January 2017 in Blog posts

While much of the focus on Integrated Reporting has been on the needs of external stakeholders, the needs for better internal decision making can be significantly improved through utilizing the six capitals approach. As an example in 2014 I worked with a US industrial service company which serves the steel industry, to incorporate a checklist …

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IIRC welcomes significant endorsement of Integrated Reporting by IFAC

11 January 2017 in IIRC's news

The International Federation of Accountants has released a paper stating that “Integrated Reporting is the way to achieve a more coherent corporate reporting system, fulfilling the need for a single report that provides a fuller picture of organizations’ ability to create value over time”. The paper sets out IFAC’s strong support for the IIRC and …

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Relational Capital – So What?

6 January 2017 in Blog posts

The idea that there is some hypothetical value in relationships is obvious to most people but it remains a vague idea for many companies and accountants.  Relational capital is a significant element of the International <IR> Framework but companies are only just learning to think fluently about it.  It functions very differently from the other …

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Illuminating value through best practice corporate reporting

5 January 2017 in Blog posts

The corporate reporting landscape is changing. As investors and other stakeholders demand more relevant disclosure in corporate reports, new legislation, frameworks and guidelines are pushing organisations towards broader definitions and discussions of value creation. In the UK, the preparation of strategic reports in line with Financial Reporting Council (FRC) guidance demands improvements in quality and …

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Integrated Thinking and Reporting in Practice

4 January 2017 in Blog posts

On November 17th and 18th  2016 over 250 delegates from Business and Academia attended in Rome the Integrated Thinking and Reporting in Practice Conference. Delegates from a large variety of Countries included a diverse group of leaders from business organizations, investment companies, rating agencies, professions and academia. Organized by LUISS University, The University of Roehampton …

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IIRC Newsletter – Highlights from 2016

20 December 2016 in Newsletter

In this newsletter: 2016: Breakthrough Year Market-led <IR> adoption and investor pull in 2016 The IIRC sets out its focus on dialogue and alignment – creating the conditions for system change in 2017 Organizations stepping up thinking, planning and reporting in 2016 International business leaders and investors collaborate for longer term value creation at the …

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14 December 2016 in IIRC's news, News releases

The recommendation that companies should  ‘integrate’ their risk management in the face of the threat of climate change, made in the report from the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures launched today (Wednesday 14 December), has been welcomed by the global coalition responsible for driving integrated reporting in the world. Richard Howitt, …

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IIRC/ICGN Conference Special Newsletter

7 December 2016 in Newsletter

In this issue: Global governance and reporting bodies convene business leaders to drive shift towards long termism globally Joint statement: ICGN and the IIRC call for dialogue for longer term value creation Professor Mervyn King publishes latest book as he is bestowed the ICGN Lifetime Achiever Award IIRC Council meet in London New endorsement adds significant …

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