Materiality: what does everybody else think?

1 November 2011

The publication of the Fronesys report Materiality Futures has created a fair amount of coverage and interest in the press and blogging community. Here’s a flavour of some of the things we heard:

Guardian Sustainable Business Blog

Seeing the wood for the trees: how materiality helps companies focus on their key issues

2 degrees webinar

Webinar on Integrated Reporting and Materiality featuring Chris Tuppen and Jessica Fries

Accountancy Age

Make finance less opaque to your business

Elaine Cohen’s csr-reporting blog

31 ways of looking at materiality

Financial Times

Environmental analytics: Numbers game is hard to play

So is materiality getting more material? Let us know what you think.


Assessing the impacts and outcomes of integrated reporting

Fronesys founders played influential roles in the development of the integrated reporting movement, a corporate reporting mechanism that now has around two thousand listed companies as its adopters, and which is now part of the mainstream of corporate reporting. So, perhaps, now is as good a time as any for Jyoti Banerjee to look back and assess the outcomes and impacts, as well as the what-might-have-beens, of this new form of corporate reporting.

Integrated thinking is focus of chapter in new Oxford handbook

Oxford University Press has just released a new chapter from the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Food, Water and Society: Integrating Multi-Capital Thinking in Business Decisions. The new chapter, contributed by Fronesys partner Jyoti Banerjee, explores how we need to change our understanding of value. Here is Jyoti’s account of what you can expect in this new publication.

A Shift in Perspective – How Universities Create Value

Jyoti Banerjee, partner at Fronesys, highlights that by adopting the principles of integrated thinking and reporting, universities can move away from a focus on reporting short term financial metrics to a multi-stakeholder approach which offers compelling narratives about their value.


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