The role of IT in integrated reporting

The role of IT in integrated reporting
January 6, 2015

Workiva is excited to present the third excerpt in our series from The Integrated Reporting Movement, by Robert G. Eccles, Michael P. Krzus, and Sydney Ribot. The book explains how companies can ensure their own long-term viability by contributing to a sustainable society. The authors provide two strategies for developing and managing issues of materiality.

This release, from chapters 8 and 9, focuses on the role that information technology plays in the integrated reporting movement. This excerpt provides an in-depth analysis of reporting websites for the 500 largest companies in the world, including suggestions to increase effectiveness through web presence, social media, and big data analysis.

Information technology is hardly part of the integrated reporting conversation today, but it needs to be. Learn how modest investments in a corporate reporting website can lead to a dramatic increase in effectiveness of a company’s reporting practices.

As business has gone global, its relationship to society is fundamentally changing. The ability to proactively manage environmental, social, and governance issues is increasingly critical to long-term success. Integrated reporting is rapidly becoming indispensable for companies to navigate this transition. This book not only presents the state of affairs, it also sketches pathways for the future.

— George Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact, on The Integrated Reporting Movement

Click here to download the excerpt.

Want to catch up on the other releases? Join the integrated reporting movement, and explore what materiality means to you.

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.