The business benefits of Integrated Reporting: Lessons from South Africa

by Stratton Craig

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As companies around the world continue to debate the direction of travel for effective reporting to the capital market, South Africa is blazing a trail. With Integrated Reporting now mandatory for all companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa has raised the bar for corporate reporting and set an example to the rest of the world.
At Stratton Craig, we believe corporate reporting is an opportunity for companies to tell their story and build understanding, trust and confidence among investors and other key stakeholders. As South Africa’s pioneering endeavours have shown, Integrated Reporting can enhance these prospects and help companies demonstrate their commitment to transparency and sustainable development.
With a core focus on annual and sustainability reporting, we’ve been helping businesses tell their corporate stories for years. And recently, we’ve worked with some of the companies in the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s Pilot Programme and Business Network to support their journey towards integration.
With growing expertise in this area, Stratton Craig is exploring the business benefits of Integrated Reporting in a series of white papers. In the first of these, we consider South Africa’s adoption of Integrated Reporting and the lessons for the global business community.
If you’d like to find out more about our work in corporate and Integrated Reporting, please contact us on +44(0)20 3 3013300 or email [email protected].

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