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New academic database points to clear benefits in adopting integrated reporting

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is today launching a new <IR> Academic Database, bringing together over 200 academic studies highlighting the potential positive ramifications of adopting integrated reporting, as well as commenting on emerging best practice. Research included in the database concludes that integrated reporting leads to increased stock liquidity, better performance, higher market valuation

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New guidance for companies to report their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

A “Practical Guide” to enable companies to better measure and report on their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was released today by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Global Compact.​ The new publication, Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide, helps companies of all sizes to prioritize SDG

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New Research on Reporting in New Zealand published by the McGuinness Institute

Wendy McGuinness, Chief Executive of the New Zealand-based think tank McGuinness Institute, recently visited the IIRC offices in London. She brought with her a number of publications from the Institute’s Project ReportingNZ, which looks at Extended External Reporting (EER): The term EER is used to encompass disclosures above and beyond what a company is required

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Sustainable Development Goals in Corporate Reporting: What Matters to Investors?

Ten Recommendations to Meet Investor Needs in SDG Reporting Ten recommendations intended to stimulate more investment in sustainable business solutions to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were published today at the SDG Business Forum by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the United Nations Global Compact. The recommendations

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Integrated reporting ideal tool for responding to new UK Corporate Governance Code

The UK’s revised Corporate Governance Code issued today provides the ideal opportunity for British companies to adopt integrated reporting, with the new Code strengthening the alignment with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). A principle of the new Code issued by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is that the board should have the necessary ‘resources’

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GRI Standards update: Leading reporting practice in occupational health and safety management, and water stewardship

Continued degradation of environmental resources and failing to provide safe and healthy working environments globally have put water and OHS high on the global agenda, and are relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Credible and actionable information about organizations’ impact on society and the environment is more important now than it has ever been,

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WFE guidance reinforces transparency in capital markets

The World Federation of Exchanges has today published revised sustainability guidance for their member exchanges. GRI welcomes this update and encourages exchanges globally to consider the recommendations for their listing requirements. Stock exchanges have a key role in driving sustainability reporting, which is a crucial element for corporate transparency and responsible business practices. The 30

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AccountAbility Updates Signature Sustainability & Performance Guidance

AccountAbility is today releasing its next-generation sustainability management framework and guidance – the 2018 AccountAbility Principles. The AA1000AP (2018) is a timely, informed update to the firm’s internationally accepted, principles-based approach to sustainability management for the 21st century. For over two decades, organisations large and small, and across sectors, have successfully engaged AccountAbility’s guidance to

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Materiality: Driving integrated thinking

The discussion of materiality has been a foundation of both financial reporting and more recent frameworks for sustainability and integrated reporting. Recognizing the unique nature of each enterprise, a discussion of materiality serves to identify which aspects of the operational environment internally and externally should be reported on, as being key to transparency and understanding.

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The advantages of HTML reports Posted

With integrated reporting the internet is gaining even more importance in its role as a publication channel. A lot of multinational companies like BASF, Bayer, Clariant, Philips or Tieto recently published a digital version of their respective integrated reports. But what are the specific benefits of digital reporting? Compared to the PDF format, the advantages of online reports can be seen in