INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRATED REPORTING
Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 9am -1pm | $250
Integrated Reporting – the latest development in corporate reporting that promises to improve disclosure, while “enhancing the way organisations think, plan and report”.
An exciting buzzword. A gamechanger. Companies, investors and even the public sector globally have professed benefits.
But how is it actually done?
Integrated Reporting – Why, What, Who?
Integrated Reporting is founded on the premise: Reporting drives behaviour.
- Why? Integrated Reporting aims to drive long-term thinking. Investors, notably pension funds challenged with a long investment horizon, are increasingly concerned about companies preoccupied with squeezing out short-term profits at the expense of long-term returns.
- What? An integrated report should concisely tell the story of how a company creates value over the short, medium and long term. This is only possible as a reflection of integrated thinking – integrated across functions, time horizons and capitals.
- Who? The governance and working groups of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) reflects a joining of sustainability and accountancy gurus. These communities had developed reporting strands independently, resulting in disjointed development of sustainability and business strategies and/or unnecessary overlaps in annual and sustainability reports.
At the end of the half-day intensive training, you will:
- Appreciate Integrated Reporting’s role and its benefits in the evolution of corporate reporting, globally and in the Singapore context
- Understand the link between integrated thinking and Integrated Reporting
- Understand International Framework: Fundamental Concepts, 7 Guiding Principles & 8 Content Elements
- Review case study examples
Who should attend
- You want to improve your organisation’s corporate reporting. You may be in Investor Relations, Corporate Relations, or Public Affairs.
- You want to take sustainability reporting and strategy to the next level. You may be in any function – sustainability cuts across departments.
- You want to understand how Integrated Reporting can drive internal performance. You may be in Finance, Performance Management, Operations, Strategy, or Human Resources developing a Balanced Scorecard.