Public consultation on the draft International Integrated Reporting Framework is in full swing. Events have been held around the world to bring the <IR> Framework to the attention of a wide range of stakeholders, including the sustainability community.
Speakers at the London event certainly gave it their support with comments ranging from “the catalyst to pull all strands of reporting together” to “an opportunity to demonstrate accountability and allow people to make correct judgements on companies based on accurate information”.
Integrated reporting is about reporting with integrity. We live in an increasingly connected, compressed and complex world, where economic boundaries are collapsing. This presents uncertainty but also great opportunity. We need a new way of working in this globalised world with newly empowered stakeholders – and communication should be at the heart.
The <IR> Framework will offer significant opportunities to companies that follow it.