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IPCC PRESENTS ASSESSMENT ON MEASURES TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE 13 April 2014 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the group of the world's leading climate change scientists established by the UN General Assembly and working under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization, has just released in Berlin, after 6 years of intensive work reviewing all available science, its 2014 assessment on measures to mitigate climate change. READ MORE
RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET SHARE CLIMBS DESPITE 2013 DIP IN INVESTMENTS 7 April 2014 – Renewable energy's share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14 per cent drop in investments to US$214.4 billion, according to a new report released today. READ MORE
SOUTH AFRICA PUTS ITS WEIGHT BEHIND GLOBAL MOVE TO BETTER CORPORATE REPORTING Johannesburg, Tuesday 18 March 2014 - The Integrated Reporting Committee (IRC) of South Africa has endorsed the International Integrated Reporting Framework as guidance on good practice on how to prepare an integrated report. READ MORE
SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING
SR VS IR How does the IIRC's latest Framework compare with the GRI's G4 Guidelines? For a well-researched analysis take a look at this comparative table. 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
KPMG SURVEY OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORTING 2013 KPMG has conducted a survey of 4 100 companies in 41 countries to look at current global trends, the survey also looks into the quality of reporting in the world’s largest 250 companies. READ MORE
INTEGRATED REPORTING
10 YEARS ON … Danish company, Novo Nordisk -one of the first companies in the world to integrate their financial, environmental and social performance – has just released its tenth report. The report commendably highlights the weak points of the company's year. (Pity about the animal testing though). READ MORE
ASA MAGAZINE: INTEGRATING REPORTING Read some interesting articles on Integrated Reporting on the December/January 2014 issue of the Accountancy SA magazine. READ MORE
CSSA ANNUAL REPORT AWARDS 2013 The Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA) awards some of the JSE listed companies for excellence in reporting. READ MORE
INTEGRATE Doing business in the 21st century" by Mervyn King and Leigh Roberts looks at four corporate tools for doing business, including integrated thinking and integrated reporting. Available on Amazon (printed book only),  http://www.kalahari.com (e book only) or Exclusive Books stores in SA.
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 PRESENTATIONSCLICK 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