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  • 15 Sep 2019 9:06 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    Bob Eccles has published a post at entitled: The Statement Of Purpose And What You Need To Do. He sees this as a simple way to ensure that a focus on long-term success gets the attention it deserves:  

    The time has come to put this idea into practice. Our proposition is a simple one. The board of a company should publish an annual one-to-two page “Statement of Purpose” that clearly articulates the company’s purpose to profitably achieve a solution for society. It specifies within that purpose the few stakeholders most critical to long-term value creation and sustainability. While many, if not most, companies have mission and vision statements, almost none of them are signed by the board of directors. 

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  • 20 Aug 2019 8:37 AM | Paul Thompson

    In this New York Times article chief executives from the Business Roundtable, including the leaders of Apple and JPMorgan Chase, argue that companies must also invest in employees and deliver value to customers.

  • 16 Aug 2019 9:12 PM | Elizabeth Castillo (Administrator)

    In this interview with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, I outline the strategic benefits of Integrated Reporting and thinking.

  • 24 Jul 2019 1:58 AM | Paul Thompson

    Integrated thinking leads to integrated decision making and actions that consider the creation of value over time. SMEs and not-for-profit organizations can benefit from such an integrated approach by combining an understanding of the entities’ overall strategy with a multi-capital lens while promoting a long term vision. 


  • 12 Jul 2019 1:38 PM | Paul Thompson

    Anglo African Investments Limited, a Mauritius based small listed company, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s Companies to Inspire Africa 2019. It has also won PwC (Mauritius) Corporate Reporting Awards in each of past 4 years. Read about the company and its integrated thinking and reporting here . ACCA identified them as as a best practice exponent of IR / IT and used tthem as a case study here:  

  • 15 Jun 2019 8:56 PM | Elizabeth Castillo (Administrator)

    This article introduces readers to social accounting, promoting Integrated Reporting as an enabler of financial stability for firms and the entire economy. The last paragraph points readers to the IR US community's webinars for examples of how companies can begin the <IR> journey.

  • 28 May 2019 5:23 PM | Elizabeth Castillo (Administrator)

    Ayala's 2018 Integrated Report clearly communicates its deployment of the six capitals to create value and connecting these activities to the SDGs.

    My Op Ed in today's Manila Times shares Ayala's example and advocates for the use of Integrated Reporting as a tool for sustainable wealth creation.

  • 24 May 2019 3:24 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    This article by community member John Wilcox is a great overview of integrated reporting model, potential benefits and obstacles to adoption. 

    The future of integrated reporting is closely linked to developments in corporate governance, climate change, social issues, sustainability, corporate reporting, investor stewardship, regulation....

  • 11 May 2019 6:39 PM | Paul Thompson

    ICI Italy (NIBR) and the WICI Global Network, in collaboration with the IIRC, have just published "Implementation Guidance on Integrated Reporting for SMEs" available at this link:

  • 11 May 2019 6:35 PM | Paul Thompson

    In 2016, IFAC established a network of contacts at professional accountancy organizations (PAOs) to help encourage more widespread adoption and implementation of integrated reporting.

    Primary activities to date have been:

    To help ensure our activities around integrated reporting continue to be useful to IFAC's members, IFAC invites you to complete a short survey:


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