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WORLD'S LEADING INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS MANAGING $24 TRILLION CALL FOR CARBON PRICING 18 September 2014 – Days before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes the Climate Summit at the United Nations to spur climate action and facilitate a global climate agreement in 2015, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets have called on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate change challenge, as well as develop plans to phase out subsidies for fossil fuels. READ MORE
GLOBAL MOVE TO ASSURANCE ON THE IR The IIRC has released two papers on assurance to stimulate the debate and discussion. Assurance on <IR> : an introduction to the discussion is the easy read for all stakeholders, while Assurance on <IR> : an exploration of issues is the more technical paper for assurance practitioners. Submit your response to assurance@theiirc.org by 1 December 2014.
UNCTAD WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 2014 The UNCTAD World Investment Report 2014 was recently released and it includes reference to integrated reporting as a tool for the responsible allocation of capital. READ MORE
SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
GRI LAUNCHES AN SME BOOKLET The GRI has on 2 May 2014 launched a SME booklet 'Ready to Report? Introducing Sustainability Reporting for SMEs' . This booklet looks at the relevance of GRI reporting in SME's, and the GRI Reporting process. READ MORE
SUSTAINABILITY DATA IS FOUNDATION STONE OF INTEGRATED REPORTING GRI welcomes the publication of the International Integrated Reporting Council’s Framework, published on 9 December, as a major opportunity to embed material sustainability disclosures into corporate reporting. READ MORE
INTEGRATED REPORTING
THE VALUE CREATION JOURNEY PwC released a survey of the JSE Top 40 companies' (as at August 2014) integrated reports. The focus of the survey was on different elements of the integrated report that communicate value to stakeholders READ MORE
BEST REPORTS IN SA Royal Bafokeng Platinum, Standard Bank Group and Sasol took the top places in EY's Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2014. The winning report was described as "close to what the ideal integrated report should look like. READ MORE
IIRC Newsletter Read the IIRC's news and international IR news in their monthly newsletter READ MORE
RECOMMENDATION TO B20 ON IR The B20 has released a report advising the G20 governments that the largest accounting bodies have recommended IR as an innovation that will make corporate reporting conducive to long-term investment. READ MORE
IR GUIDANCE
SA DiscusionTHE INTERNATIONAL IR FRAMEWORK READ MORE
INTEGRATED REPORTING SEMINARTHE IRC OF SOUTH AFRICA HAS ENDORSED THE FRAMEWORK AS GUIDANCE ON GOOD PRACTICE ON HOW TO PREPARE AN INTEGRATED REPORT. A launch event was held at the JSE on 8 April 2014 covering various aspects. To see the presentations click here

Materiality, boundary and outcomes:
Jonathon Hanks - Incite
Jannette Horn - Altron
Kevin Weir - Transnet

Getting reliable information:
Lelanie Sherman - Eskom
Mark Alexander - Liberty Holdings
Dr Len Konar – Exxaro 
Neil Morris – IIRC TCG on Assurance

KING III PN ON THE INTEGRATED REPORT READ MORE