Why SA needs to up its game with Integrated Reporting

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GLOBALLY, South Africa is held up as a trailblazer when it comes to the practice of Integrated Reporting (IR) and indeed, the research is indicating that there are very real bottom line benefits to businesses that do this.

But there is still a surprising amount of confusion around what IR entails and businesses are failing to capitalise on the immense benefits and opportunities it presents.

IR emerged in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008, which spawned a movement that wanted to hold business accountable for the impact it had on communities, societies and people across the planet. The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), which went on to spearhead the development of IR around the world, was launched at the 2009 Accounting for Sustainability conference

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