Cracking integrated reporting
Choosing designers for your report is the easy part. It's knowing what to put in that stumps many.
That being said, you’d think we’d be cracking integrated reporting as a whole, but it seems to be easier said than done.
Challenges experienced by companies in compiling their reports include describing one’s business model using the capitals-based approach, articulating non-financial value, showing connections between different factors that affect value, and meaningfully quantifying the inputs, outputs and outcomes.
Integrated reporting came about as a solution to the limitations of the annual report where these reports were often complex, did not provide non-financial information on the value of the company and were not useful in providing a long-term view for the company. As a result, integrated reporting is intended to make “it easier for the reader to draw insightful connections between key pieces of information in the context of the investment-decision making process, to give a clear view of the firm’s strategy and process and to allow long-term quantifiable risks or opportunities to be taken into account,” says Marco Frasan.
If you’re having trouble figuring out how to do this yourself, don’t feel alone. Blue Apple now offers free half-day sessions for companies to guide them through the compiling of a successful document as part of their integrated reporting offering. To get in touch click here or call 011 327 3500.
TM Copyright and trade marks are owned by the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa
Read more on integrated reporting:
KING IVTM AS EASY AS 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17
Six key features of integrated reporting according to King IV are outlined and explained.
HOW TO WRITE YOUR COMPANY’S INTEGRATED REPORT
Before you put pen to paper, have a read through this article for tips on the big picture, the finer detail and the framework that will hold it all together.
HOW TO LEAVE THE KITCHEN SINK OUT OF YOUR INTEGRATED REPORT
More is not always better; especially when it comes to reporting on your company’s performance. Here we unpack the definition of integrated reporting so you know exactly what needs to be included and how much of it.
THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT SPELLING IN YOU’RE INTEGRATED REPORT
Seven common mistakes made in writing that you don’t want to see in your integrated report.
DIGITAL ANNUAL REPORTS: ARE YOU BEING LEFT BEHIND
How to use a digital report to your advantage.
Blue Apple's press office
- Cracking integrated reporting 14 Jun 2017
- The importance of correct spelling in you're integrated report 27 Mar 2017
- King IV as easy as 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17 14 Feb 2017
- How to write your company's integrated report 1 Feb 2017
- How to leave the kitchen sink out of your integrated report 24 Jan 2017