Integrated reporting of sustainability performance consistently with financial performance has been seen for a number of years as the next significant development for investor and wider stakeholder communication.
In this white paper, we look at what is meant by integrated reporting, its strengths and weaknesses and what the prospects are for this tool.
We consider the pressures from markets in favour of progress towards greater integrated reporting and consider some of the obstacles holding up progress. We explore why these might distort investment decisions and potentially reduce the demand for and take up of integrated reporting. We look at how the framework will help companies with long term visions for progress and how global trends will inevitably dictate change.
Emperor is a Top 10 UK brand, design and digital agency specialising in corporate communications. Over the past 17 years, we have worked with UK and international companies from pre-IPO through to FTSE 100 on their annual reports, corporate websites and investor presentations. We offer a full financial reporting service, including strategic consultancy around narrative reporting, best practice and CSR/sustainability at one end of the spectrum, through to creative design and artwork and management of print, fulfilment and mailing at the other.
Published: 6 May, 2013