In which way organisations search for competitiveness and sustainable growth? How can value be defined, managed and measured? For whom are businesses creating value?
Such questions are of interest to business leaders, investors, regulators, professionals, consultants, academics and citizens – to name a few. The concepts, elements and principles that characterize the way organisations plan, manage and report their annual performances are currently being questioned, debated, and redesigned throughout the world. This is happening as key notions such as capital(s) employed, value creation, and accountability are redefined in practice.
Integrated Thinking and Reporting is making the leap from a promising concept to a powerful practice. Integrated Thinking marks a change in the way companies conceive and report business models and the creation of sustainable value in the short, medium and long term. Integrated Reporting provides a holistic assessment of the organisation in terms of its operations, performance, risks and opportunities to enable a more sustainable management and to enhance value creation in the future.
This conference intends to offer an opportunity to discuss the way in which Integrated Thinking and Reporting are currently practiced, i.e. how organisations can rethink their business models, management processes, accounting tools and reporting solutions, as they strive for both competitiveness and sustainable growth. Moving from the state of the art and the challenges ahead for Integrated Thinking and Reporting, the role of management accountants and, more in general, the finance function will be highlighted and further discussed through the evidence offered by leading adopters.