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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision-making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. Read More
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Developing and Reporting Supplementary Financial Measures
February 26, 2014 - IFAC
The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) issued proposed International Good Practice Guidance, Developing and Reporting Supplementary Financial Measures, for public comment. This guidance seeks to establish a benchmark for the use of supplementary financial measures, in order to improve understanding of an organization’s performance among management, investors, and other stakeholders.
Attention from the accountancy profession on natural capital accounting is rapidly increasing in response to concern about the potential for systemic risk of climate change and environmental externalities that affect organizational, market, and societal sustainability.
Explores and reconciles divergent approaches in business model reporting with the aim of reaching a common, widely-accepted definition of the business model for use in integrated reporting.
Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
January 17, 2013 - IFAC
Establishes a benchmark for professional accountants in business to establish more effective business processes in the organizations in which they work. An executive summary is also available.
Analyzes how professional accountants in business can support their organizations and increase performance by integrating governance into the key drivers of sustainable organizational success. Using case studies from around the world, the report illustrates how good governance is about more than the protection of stakeholders' interests or compliance with regulatory requirements.
Considers trends in investor demand for and use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information, and recommends how professional accountants can better support their organizations in responding to these demands, and ultimately improve the management and reporting of ESG performance
Features 25 prominent business leaders provide their recommendations on what should be done to effectively improve governance (including risk management and internal control), the financial reporting process, audit, and the usefulness of business reports in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. The report provides a summary of interviewees' recommendations in each area and highlights some of IFAC's related initiatives.
July 17, 2014 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
June 30, 2014 - In The Black
June 27, 2014 - The Accountant
June 27, 2014 - International Integrated Reporting Council
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