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Firms tackle demand for clear and concise green reporting – 12 Sep 2011 – News from BusinessGreen   Leave a comment



“The range of issues – economic, environmental and social – which determine an organisations success has never been broader or more pressing,” he said. “It is for this reason that we need an approach to reporting that is fit-for-purpose in the 21st century. The world has changed – reporting must too.”

via Firms tackle demand for clear and concise green reporting – 12 Sep 2011 – News from BusinessGreen.

“It could be argued that companies providing more information about their environmental impact, such as carbon and water footprints, is making corporate reports too long and cluttered.

Businesses trying to tackle this problem have now put together a framework to enable them to provide investors and stakeholders with pithy but comprehensive corporate reports.

The International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC) will publish the new framework today, and it will be road tested from next month. An accompanying discussion paper will show how to encourage more firms to adopt integrated reporting.

The IIRC, which consists of representatives from the corporate, investor, accounting, securities, regulatory and standards-setting industries, will also consult with businesses on the proposed framework over the next few months.

IIRC chairman Sir Michael Peat, who is also principal private secretary to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, explained that the new framework is designed to adapt reporting to the changing needs of investors in the 21st century. “

OpenSpending goes live | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog   Leave a comment

Great concept. Am sure it will evolve as people find it and add to it. Knowledge is power , as the truism goes.


“After several months of hard work, we are glad to announce the official launch of OpenSpending and turn to everyone interested in government accountability and financial transparency to help shape the future of the project.

The OpenSpending project will make it easier for the global public to explore and understand government spending. Our developers have already imported a range of datasets, including projected budgets from the European Union, detailed spending data from the UK Treasury, and smaller datasets such as the UK’s Barnet Council local budget.

The project will also integrate with Spending Stories, our Knight News Challenge-winning project, allowing narratives and explanations to be woven around spending data.”

via OpenSpending goes live | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog.

Posted June 28, 2011 by arnoneumann in Innovation, Transparency

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