Towards integrated thinking at Unilever

Paul Polman, Unilever’s CEO, has made a clear connection between long term business success and tackling social and environmental issues: “… the biggest challenge is the continuing threat to ‘planetary boundaries’; resulting in extreme weather patterns and growing resource constraints. These have increasing impact on our business… We remain convinced that businesses that both address […]

The banking sector and integrated reporting: focus on HSBC

written by Carol Adams There are good reasons for banks to adopt integrated reporting and think beyond compliance requirements. With nine of ninety plus businesses in the International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) pilot, the sector is leading the way in integrated reporting.  The nine are: BBVA (Spain); BNDES and Itau Unibanco (Brazil); DBS Bank (Singapore); […]

Next steps in integrated reporting: bankmecu

written by Carol Adams bankmecu is an IIRC integrated reporting pilot company. The 2012 annual report is the bank’s first ‘integrated’ report.  It won the awards for best integrated and best online report in the 2013 Australasian Reporting Awards. Reporting history Up until 2010 bankmecu produced a separate annual and sustainability report.  Reports dating back […]