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  • 9 May 2018 9:02 AM | Paul Thompson

    The average US public company today has a life span of 30 years—annually, one in ten fails and the average five-year mortality risk is 32% and the average age of an S&P 500 company is under 20 years, down from 60 years in the 1950s—what’s going on here? Read more here.

  • 8 May 2018 5:28 PM | Paul Thompson

    Anglo African issued its first integrated report for the year ended 30 June 2015 and is now committed to expanding integrated thinking and reporting across its subsidiaries. Founder Sanjeev V. Manrakhan explains to ACCA how integrated reporting has influenced strategic decisions and brought important benefits.

  • 1 May 2018 2:24 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    This post on the takeaways from Day 2 of the 8 Takeaways from the second day of the Responsible Business Summit summarizes a panel on reporting:

    7 It's rare that the top reporting frameworks share a platform. But the Matthew Welch of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Richard Howitt of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Simon Messenger of the Carbon Disclosure Standards Board and Tim Mohin of the Global Reporting Initiative took to the stage in an effort to dispel confusion about the alphabet soup of standards now crowding the reporting landscape

    The post also shares an update from Richard Howitt on IIRC efforts:

    We aren't just talking about harmonisation and collaboration; we are actually doing it .... And this year we are on the verge of putting together a joint project to align different frameworks, starting with the TCFD [Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure], which we will be announcing in the next couple of weeks. It will be the biggest signal back to the market that this alignment is taking place.

    Read the full post

  • 27 Mar 2018 5:17 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    In this article, Nick Tapazio makes the case that:

    Over the last 20 years, businesses have undergone dramatic change....Economists refer to this shift as the “rise of the intangible economy.” Non-financial and intangible assets such as intellectual property, customer relationships, brand, and human capital now make up a majority a corporation’s net worth...So, what does this move from tangible to intangible value on a company’s balance sheet mean for today’s financial professionals? Quite a bit, actually. Business leaders look toward management accountants to provide a true picture of an organisation’s value.

    This is where integrated reporting may help.

    The article includes a discussion of integrated reporting adoption around the world as well as links to AICPA resources. 

    READ THE FULL ARTICLE

  • 23 Mar 2018 12:18 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    Long-time advocates of integrated reporting Bob Eccles and Mike Krzus have just published a paper describing how Mike was able to create a 40-page integrated report from ExxonMobil's other public reporting in just 40 hours. The purpose of the experiment was to:

    develop an “Integrated Report Generator Tool (IRGT)” that will use natural language processing and artificial intelligence technologies to produce an integrated report for any listed company in the world. These reports would be freely available. If we are successful in developing such a tool, an interim technology solution will solve the problem of the dearth of integrated reports. Ideally, these freely available integrated reports will encourage companies to produce their own.

    Read about their approach and the report that they produced.

  • 28 Feb 2018 3:05 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    This paper was released at the recent IIRC Conference in Tokyo. It was a collaborative project between the AICPA (Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association – the unified voice of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs), Black Sun and the IIRC. It’s based on a global survey of business leaders, analysing how value creation information is used and understood.

    The survey found that executives believe they need better information to deliver future business success. In order to create sustainable value for all stakeholders, executives globally report an interest in taking a longer-term strategic perspective and having more insight into drivers of future performance.

    Read the full paper

    Read a summary of the report by Sallie Pilot

  • 15 Feb 2018 2:55 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    Sustainable Brands describes integrated reports delivered on line are growing:

    Research from Message Group among Europe’s 800 largest companies shows that between 2015 and 2017 the number of businesses publishing financial and extra-financial information in one single integrated report increased by 34 percent, while the number of companies publishing separate sustainability and annual reports decreased by 30 percent. In the same time period, the number of annual reports communicated either partly or fully in HTML format has grown to 41 percent, while the animated interactive PDF format is on its way out.

    Read the full article


  • 6 Feb 2018 2:42 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    IR Magazine's coverage of a recent MSCI paper highlights the prediction: 

    ‘In 2018, we anticipate that the disclosure movement reaches a tipping point, as investors seek broader data sources that can balance the corporate narrative and yield better signals for understanding the ESG risk landscape actually faced by portfolio companies.’

    Read the full article

  • 31 Jan 2018 4:20 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    Integrated Reporting is on the rise in the U.S. Learn more and join the conversation at our next meeting!


    Summary of our Investor Spotlight

    Thanks to all who attended our January meeting with Jason Voss of the CFA Institute.  We had an engaging discussion that included corporates, investors, advisors, nonprofits and academics. Jason was on the original IIRC Framework Committee and has a deep understanding of the importance of integrated thinking and reporting.  

    See a video of discussion highlights as well as a great post by Kite called Integrated reporting reveals the world for what it is.  (And please join us next week--see invite below!)

    U.S. News

    The Value of Variety in Reporting


    Larry Fink calls for longer term thinking and governance


    Integrated reporting reveals the world for what it is 


    International News

    We need to understand impacts better 

    Sustainable Brands: Global Leaders Convene to Identify Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Address the SDGs 

    Strategic Finance: Integrating non-financials to create value


    Join us February 7!  

    Live web meeting: Integrated Reporting at JLL

    Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) was one of the first U.S. companies to participate in the International Integrated Reporting Council and has continued to adopt the principles of the Integrated Reporting  Framework in its financial reporting and sustainability materials.

    Join us for the February web meeting of our Integrated Reporting - U.S. Community where we'll get a guided tour of JLL's most recent report. Then we will have an open discussion about their approach to developing the report each year and the reasons that they continue to take an integrated strategy for reporting.

    Our guide will be Mark J. Ohringer, Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Jones Lang Lasalle, a position he has held since April 2003. He oversees the firm’s legal, compliance, ethics and insurance programs on a global basis.

    This interactive virtual meeting will be next Wed 2/7 at 3 PM EST. Please join us!  More information and registration


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