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  • 29 May 2018 8:46 AM | Mary Adams (Administrator)

    Investment company Parnassus provides an investor view of our movement:

    Integrated reporting is also likely to improve a company’s reputation with stakeholders—shareholders, customers, employees and community members—who are concerned about social responsibility. It is particularly valuable for the investor who seeks reassurance that the company they invest in is taking a long-term view and managing future risks.

    The article also showcases Clorox. Our community will be featuring Clorox in a program in the fall of 2018. 

    Read the full article

  • 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. 


  • 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

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