Should integrated reporting be mandatory? Speakers at the IIRC/ICGN joint conference thought not—and for good reason.
Should integrated reporting be mandatory?
It’s an interesting question, and one that cropped up at the ICGN/IIRC joint conference this week in London.
It’s not a frivolous question; after all, if integrated reporting (IR) is good at persuading boards to develop strategy for long-term value creation, and if investors and economic reformers like long-term value, then why not make integrated reporting compulsory?
It stands to reason doesn’t it?
Except, that wasn’t how people saw things. Tim Haywood, group FD and head of sustainability at Interserve, warned that IR’s prospects for widespread adoption might be damaged if reg
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