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Understanding Integrated Reporting

The Concise Guide to Integrated Thinking and the Future of Corporate Reporting

By Carol Adams

© 2015 – Routledge

80 pages

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Description

Integrated Reporting is the big new development in corporate reporting that everyone is talking about. Why? Quite simply, Integrated Reporting marks a paradigm shift in the way companies and other organizations think about business models and the creation of value. Integrated Reporting promotes long term thinking about value-creation and stewardship across a broad base of interdependent capitals – financial, manufactured, human, intellectual, natural, and social and relationship.With updated references and case studies to take account of the latest developments in Integrated Reporting, this book provides a practical and expert distillation of for IR professionals.Internationally renowned sustainability reporting expert and accountant Dr Carol Adams explains in simple terms what is and how to do it; how it links with other reporting frameworks and what it means in terms of thinking and processes. You'll also get a clear business case for IR and insights and best practice examples from leading integrated reporters. Integrated Reporting is not just for companies.This book demonstrates how integrated thinking and IR can benefit many other organizations whose success and influence depends on relationships and partnerships.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1. Overview: what is – and what it is not 2. The benefits of preparing an Integrated report 3. The essential ingredients of 4. The fundamental concepts 5. The guiding principles 6. Before you report – things to consider/do 7. How to report 8. A word on assurance of integrated reportsAppendix – Categorisation and description of the capitals References Resources

About the Series

DoShorts

DōShorts are a collection of concise, high-quality books for professionals, including a guide to the circular economy, the use of digital media in brand-builidng, integrated reporting, and how-to guides on producing a sustainability report, measuring a building's energy use, and valuing natural and social capital. They address one sustainability challenge at a time and can be read in 90 minutes. We aim to make those 90 minutes deliver value on a par with an expert seminar or master class.

The collection includes practical how-to guides as well as framework pieces and business briefings that give an expert overview of cutting edge developments in a wide range of fields.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS001000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / General
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUS027000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
BUS094000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business