Driven primarily by an increasing requirement for accountability and transparency, corporate reporting is evolving in order to be more relevant for key stakeholder groups such as investors, customers, suppliers and industry. There are however various forces at play:
- Listed companies are required to produce an integrated report which deals with economic, environmental, social and governance performance.
- A growing number of corporate leaders are realising that being accountable to stakeholders and reporting on sustainability is the right thing to do.
- An even larger number of businesses are targeting the many business-case benefits that exist in the development and leverage of a corporate sustainability profile.
The Integrated and Sustainability Reporting Handbook was launched in 2014 and provides a context for organisational reporting and assurance in South Africa and features insights, discussions and information that is directed at informing and educating readers about:
- Latest trends, developments and requirements
- Reporting platforms and systems
- Reporting and assurance principles and objectives
- Local and international reporting stakeholders
- Reporting organisations in South Africa
- The business case for reporting
- Pre-order subscribers (online sales)
- Local and international fund managers and investors
- Reporting stakeholders in South Africa
- JSE listed companies
- Government procurement departments
- Sustainability and accounting professionals
- Foreign trade representatives in South Africa and abroad
- Chambers of commerce and industry
- Various events (including the GRI International Conference 2015, to be held in JHB)