In a polarized world, the IIRC is a convener, a coalition builder and a driver of integration rather than separation. Integrated reporting helps to piece together the elements of a fractured world in a language that business, investors and governments understand, unifying the financial system so that it contributes to resolving the systemic challenges of our age.

Our journey so far

The Breakthrough Phase, the springboard for our future ambitions, has seen notable achievements in terms of integrated reporting adoption as well as transformational impacts discussed under performance (pages 27-37).

Entering the next phase

Following a comprehensive evaluation of our strategic progress (Breaking through, pages 4-9), stakeholder expectations (pages 20-23) and global trends that influence our external operating environment (pages 18-19), the IIRC Board has adjusted its strategic thinking, appreciating that there is another phase to go through before 'Global Adoption'. Planning has started to move to a point where we hope to be able to announce a new global strategic phase for integrated reporting during 2018/19.