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ICAS Annual Lecture – Speech by David Nussbaum

9 November 2017

David Nussbaum CA, Chief Executive of The Elders and Deputy Chair of the board of the International Integrated Reporting Council, delivered the ICAS Annual Lecture in London on 31 October 2017. This year’s lecture, ‘The World’s Big Problems – is Business a Player or a Passenger?’  took place at Stationers’ Hall in the City of …

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Financial Advisor: Improving The Quality Of ESG Data

8 November 2017

Vincent Papa, director, financial reporting policy for CFA Institute, notes that CFA Institute looks at initiatives that enhance company-reported ESG information and how it is incorporated into investment analyses. To do that effectively you need high-quality information. You can read the complete article here.

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Bluenotes: Corporate reporting – it’s time to tell the whole story

6 November 2017

Shareholders and other stakeholders, large and small, are demanding more transparency from listed companies, well beyond the traditional, glossy annual report. Like many ASX listed companies, ANZ delivers two main reports: an Annual Report, focused primarily on the financial performance of the bank, and a Corporate Sustainability Review, focussed on the bank’s social and environmental …

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Acuity Magazine: Integrated Reporting – the future of accounting

31 October 2017

A new wave of global non-financial reporting is changing the way accountants tell the story of their companies. In a move being led by international investors and company boards, the way that accountants carry out reporting is changing worldwide. A trend towards non-financial reporting is the way of the future, and is set to become …

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Sri Lanka Daily News: CMA participates at integrated reporting convention in Amsterdam

30 October 2017

The Official Integrated Reporting Convention 2017 was held in October 2017 at Rai, Amsterdam, Netherlands. The theme of the convention was “Unlocking value for future-fit organisations”. The official convention was organized by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) headquartered in the UK. Sri Lanka had representations from CMA Sri Lanka President Prof Lakshman R Watawala; …

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FEI Daily: For Small Businesses, Trust Goes Beyond the Numbers

24 October 2017

Integrated Reporting stimulates integrated thinking across a company, ultimately resulting in more holistic business decisions that will drive better business performance. Global trust in large businesses is waning, and recent studies show that trust is highest amongst people’s friends, neighbors, and communities – the places where small businesses thrive. In this environment, it might be …

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Economic Times: Indian companies top global list on reporting CSR

23 October 2017

India has emerged as the top country for reporting corporate responsibility information in the annual financial report of companies, but the quality of disclosures has to improve, according to a KPMG survey. Steps taken by the Securities and Exchange Board of India has helped the country score high on this parameter. In February, Sebi asked …

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Business Today: Keeping Companies Above Board

19 October 2017

The recent report of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) -appointed Uday Kotak Committee, alongside the two high-profile corporate battles of the past year – Ratan Tata versus Cyrus Mistry at Tata Sons in late 2016 and N.R. Narayana Murthy versus Vishal Sikka at Infosys in mid-2017 – have turned the spotlight squarely …

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The Malaysian Reserve: CFOs ideal to drive integrated reporting

18 October 2017

CFOs are ideally placed to drive momentum for integrated reporting, one of the components of the new Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) launched by the Malaysian securities regulators six months ago. “The CFO and finance function can ensure that integrated reporting is a core activity and not something undertaken in a corner office,” stated …

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