Join the integrated reporting movement

Join the integrated reporting movement
November 19, 2014

Here at Workiva, we're fortunate to work with thought leaders who are advancing their fields in exciting ways.

We're pleased to announce our most recent partnership with Harvard Professor Robert G. Eccles—industry luminary in the shift toward integrated reporting—to promote his upcoming book: The Integrated Reporting Movement: Meaning, Momentum, Motives, and Materiality.

Although integrated reporting has seen substantial development and continues to grow in popularity, widespread regulatory intervention has yet to materialize.

Dr. Eccles, along with co-authors Michael P. Krzus and Sydney Ribot, explain how companies can improve their own reporting processes and ensure their long-term viability by contributing to a sustainable society. 

We're excited to provide the first in a series of three excerpts from The Integrated Reporting Movement. In this release from the second and third chapters, the authors discuss how integrated reporting has evolved through four overlapping stages since 2000.

  • Company Experimentation – Initiation of the idea of integrated reporting by companies

  • Expert Commentary – Establishment of basic integrated reporting principles by consultants and academics as they studied companies' implementation

  • Codification – Continued development of standards by non-governmental organizations with other significant movement actors

  • Institutionalization – The current phase, focusing on influencing regulatory and market practices to better serve integrated reporting

The authors also provide evidence that supports momentum of the integrated reporting movement through adoption, accelerators, and awareness.

Mike Sellberg

About the author

Mike Sellberg is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Workiva. He is the former EVP and CTO at iMed Studios and the former Divisional General Manager at Engineering Animation, Inc.