IIRC Newsletter-Registration for Global Conference 2019

 

Have you registered to attend the IIRC’s Global Conference 2019?

This year, we will be discussing and analysing the ever evolving understanding of what constitutes value. Helping businesses drive an innovative and modern approach to business, ensuring their business models reflect some of the seismic shifts in technology, globalization and growing risks from climate change.

Leading figures internationally will be discussing how businesses can create value in a disruptive world and how we can inspire global alignment on what constitutes value creation.

Speakers include:

  • Dominic Barton, Chair of the Council, IIRC
  • Pavan Sukhdev, President and Chairman of the Board, WWF International
  • Sinem Ozonur, Manager – Project Finance, Garanti Bank
  • Jane Diplock AO, Director, Singapore Exchange Limited.

Further speakers and details of the full agenda for this two day conference are available via our conference website.

As a valued partner of the IIRC, we are delighted to extend a special booking code that will save you £100 off the £999+VAT early bird price (valid until 8 March 2019) for registration. To benefit from this discount, please use code IIRCPARTNER19 when booking through the conference website. Should you wish to, you may also share this invitation with your wider network as well.

 

Standard setters and framework providers to support better reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

Major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers have today released a position paper supporting the development of better reporting guidelines for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Richard Howitt, CEO, IIRC speaking to the UN Global Compact in Toronto, as part of a week-long visit hosted by CPA Canada in February 2019

Participants of the ‘Corporate Reporting Dialogue’ – an initiative convened by the International Integrated Reporting Council bringing together the major standard setters and framework providers internationally – advocate working together to provide guidance and structure for businesses to be transparent and accountable, and to ensure better decision-making that promote financial stability and sustainable development.

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Revised Australian Corporate Governance Code encourages adoption of integrated reporting

 

The International Integrated Reporting Council has welcomed the publication of the revised Australian Corporate Governance Code, which references the role integrated reporting can play in providing investors with a broader range of information to inform their investment decisions.

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Practice Aid: helping you navigate International <IR> Framework requirements

Organizations around the world use the International <IR> Framework, with its set of Guiding Principles and Content Elements, to develop an effective integrated report that communicates their value creation story.

The <IR> Framework takes a principles-based approach that ensures it is usable by organizations of any size and in any sector. It also includes a small number of requirements that are to be applied before an integrated report can be said to be in accordance with the <IR> Framework.

As part of its ongoing efforts to support report preparers as they adopt and advance integrated reporting in their organization, the IIRC has published a Practice Aid, to remind report preparers of these requirements.

 

At the start of 2019, the IIRC published details of the <IR> Business Network Programme for 2019. The network continues to be the best place globally for businesses to innovate, discuss and advance their reporting.

The <IR> Business Network hold regular webinars to exchange best practice and tackle head-on the practical implementation challenges faced by businesses. Upcoming webinars include:

  • How to communicate effectively on integrated reporting with the Board (28 February 2019)
  • Value Creation (26 March 2019)
  • Business model reporting (4 June 2019).

The IIRC’s Integrated Thinking & Strategy special interest group, now with 46 participants from 17 countries, will be holding its next in-person meeting in London on May 15 2019, to coincide with the IIRC Conference 2019.  The meeting, which will explore best practices around integrated thinking, is an all-day meeting for participants in the group, but we also welcome <IR> Business Network participants who are keen to find out more about integrated thinking.
If you would like to participate in the <IR> Business Network please contact Maria Trullenque on: [email protected]

 

Mainstream support for more than financial reporting

 

Following ever increasing interest in more than financial information by investors, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a statement setting out the importance of disclosing this information, which is material to investors’ decisions.

The paper also recognizes the new focus by business on broader value creation, stating, “When ESG matters are considered to be material, issuers should disclose the impact or potential impact on their financial performance and value creation.”

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Why asset owners should use the <IR> Framework

President of KPA Advisory Services, Kieth Ambachtsheer, has written a letter to clients outlining the importance of the International Integrated Reporting Council.

In the letter, Mr Ambachtsheer stated that, “The very act of choosing to tell its story using the medium of integrated thinking sends the message to an organization’s stakeholders that it cares deeply about creating sustainable value for them.”

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The new reputational landscape

Stephen Butler, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Luminous

 

Securing the future of business: Assessing banks’ natural capital risk exposure

Alan McGill, Global Sustainability Reporting and Assurance Leader, PwC

 

Why integrated reporting suits our investment philosophy

Dr Roland Rott, Head of ESG, La Française Asset Management

 

Using reporting to drive integrated thinking

Sallie Pilot, Chief Insight and Engagement Officer, Black Sun

 

Multiple support for a world of multi-capitals at Davos 2019

Richard Howitt, CEO, IIRC

 

The IIRC is delighted to welcome the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan to the <IR> Business Network
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