Press Releases/News Alerts
Dec 10, 2013
New York, New York
IFAC Welcomes Release of International Integrated Reporting Framework
The Framework is an opportunity for organizations to improve the quality of information provided about governance, strategy, prospects, and performance that reflects the commercial, social, and environmental contexts within which they operate. It enables them to engage with investors and others and focus on value creation over time. Ultimately, it will contribute to a more financially stable global economy and is a force for sustainability.
It will bring cohesion, technical rigor, and efficiency to a process that has grown organically and through market pressure over the last three years. Organizations that are able to adopt “integrated thinking” will benefit by breaking down internal silos and reducing duplication. Finance and accounting leaders need to act as change agents in their organizations and facilitate integrated thinking across the organization so that integrated reporting can be successful. These leaders have a crucial role in putting their organizations on a path of sustainable performance.
As a co-founder of the IIRC, IFAC has played a central role in the development of the IIRC and the Integrated Reporting Framework. IFAC President Warren Allen serves on the IIRC and former IFAC CEO Ian Ball is continuing his role as Working Group chair on IFAC’s behalf. IFAC has also provided staff support to the development of the IR Framework.
We encourage our member bodies and other stakeholders to communicate about the Integrated Reporting Framework and to get involved in its next stages, and we look forward to continuing to perform a constructive and central role in 2014 and beyond
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 179 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.
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