An investor perspective – corporate reporting reform can enhance long-term investment decisions in infrastructure

28 July 2014 in Blog posts

A report – Unlocking investment in infrastructure – published by the largest six accounting networks in June 2014 made some important recommendations to the B20. The B20 has recognised this report in its paper, B20 Infrastructure & Investment Taskforce Policy Summary, calling for, “accounting rules to eliminate or address barriers to long-term and infrastructure investment” …

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Major summits point to clearer direction for global economy

28 July 2014 in Blog posts

In the immediate aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, the expectation was that globalization would give way to a new era of protectionism and introspection, as Governments grappled with the civil and economic chaos caused by the first universal meltdown of its kind. The farsighted decision in 2009 to elevate the G20 to the status …

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Reporting and long-term value creation

8 July 2014 in Blog posts

It is always a big day when government declares it is seeking to do less rather than more. The new strategic report in the UK has an agenda to allow companies to tell their stories through reporting, together with insights into the challenges and opportunities now and into the future. Best practice must be shared …

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June Newsletter

30 June 2014 in Newsletter

In this issue: Recommendation to G20 on <IR> Corporate Reporting Dialogue Launched Positive UK Steps Eyes of the world are fixed on Brazil Emerging <IR> Database Updated

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Giving voice to a new, inclusive and transformational capitalism

25 June 2014 in Blog posts

“…just as any revolution eats its children, unchecked market fundamentalism can devour the social capital essential for the long-term dynamism of capitalism itself”, Mark Carney, 27 May 2014 This analysis from Mark Carney helped to shape the Inclusive Capitalism conference hosted by the Lord Mayor of London which I was privileged to attend. The Governor …

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Corporate Reporting Dialogue launched, responding to calls for alignment in corporate reporting

17 June 2014 in News releases

17 June 2014, Amsterdam – The Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD), introduced by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), brings together organizations that have significant international influence on the corporate reporting landscape. By working together towards a common goal, participants aim to respond to market calls for better alignment and reduced burden in corporate reporting. The CRD was officially launched at the ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network) Annual …

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IIRC welcomes move towards better quality reporting in the UK

9 June 2014 in News releases

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) welcomes a further move towards better quality corporate reporting in the UK, with the publication today of the Guidance on the Strategic Report by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Melanie McLaren, Executive Director Codes & Standards, FRC said, “In developing the Guidance we have also kept an eye on …

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May Newsletter

2 June 2014 in Newsletter

In this issue: Major Pension Funds come together to apply <IR> Lisa French, Technical Director, IIRC, reports on NYC <IR> Roundtable Australia: “Integrated Reporting will become increasingly necessary” Inclusive Capitalism: <IR> is part of the ‘how’ The Corporate Reporting Dialogue will launch at the ICGN Conference Pfizer and AstraZeneca debate: when “the greater good” matters

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Pioneering public sector Integrated Reporting network launched

8 May 2014 in News releases

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) have announced that they are creating a public sector pioneer network to promote the implementation of Integrated Reporting (<IR>) in the public sector.  The network will be overseen by a steering group of participants and external organizations. This exciting new …

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Pfizer and AstraZeneca debate: when “the greater good” matters

6 May 2014 in Blog posts

The business pages, and now the mainstream media, have been dominated over the last week with news of Pfizer’s proposed $106 billion takeover of AstraZeneca, which would make it the largest ever foreign takeover of a UK company.  Now, a number of politicians have become involved and the arguments are spilling over into a discussion …

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