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The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
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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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This report examines empirically the current practice with regard to integrated reporting according to the <IR> Framework among the 104 original participants (companies) of the IIRC Pilot program.
The database contains examples of emerging practice in Integrated Reporting that illustrate how organizations are currently reporting concise information about how their strategy, governance, performance and prospects, in the context of their external environment, lead to the creation of value over the short, medium and long term.
Meeting Users’ Information Needs: The Use and Usefulness of Integrated Reporting
August 10, 2016 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
This report explores how providers of financial capital perceive integrated reporting (<IR>) and its potential for providing decision-useful information, through interviews with senor capital market participants.
This study finds that integrated reporting is positively associated with both stock liquidity and firm value.
This report aims to expand on the idea of Integrated Guidance and focus on the practical steps that companies need to take in order to implement it.
The SASB provides standards for use by publicly-listed corporations in the US in disclosing material sustainability issues for the benefit of investors and the public. SASB standards are designed for disclosure in mandatory filings to the US SEC.
Preparing for a Price on Carbon: Lessons from 3 Companies
February 24, 2015 - World Bank
Case studies show how 3 energy companies developed GHG reporting and how they're using the data
- Financial Management Progress ‘Frustrated by Multiple Systems and Lack of Capacity’
November 28, 2016 - Public Finance International
- IRS Seeks Information on Bitcoin Users from Coinbase
November 22, 2016 - Accounting Today
- The Clock Is Ticking on IFRS Changes
November 21, 2016 - In the Black
- White to Leave SEC Chair Post in January
November 15, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
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