From Communicating CSR to Value Creation
Businesses have been reporting their CSR performance for 15 years now and the practice is becoming more and more sophisticated. According to a study by EY, investors’ concerns to how business perform in non-financial aspects, such as environmental and social aspects, have been escalating. Investors are expecting investees to determine what the most business-relevant environmental, social and economic sustainability risks and opportunities are and explain how they are managed. To address these concerns, a new protocol of called the Integrated Reporting Framework, was introduced recently. With the advent of more integrated reporting, the investment community shall be able to make more informed decision.
Mr. Jonathan Labray
Chief Strategy Officer
International Integrated Reporting Council
Jonathan Labrey leads the IIRC’s global policy work, which aims to create the conditions for Integrated Reporting to flourish. Since joining the IIRC in March 2012, Jonathan has travelled widely and has developed a deep insight into the major trends and policy developments in corporate reporting across the world.
In June 2014 he relocated to Singapore, where he spent six months developing the IIRC’s understanding of Asian markets, building the knowledge and networks that will help to create and spread global best practice in corporate reporting. In this time, he travelled regularly change throughout Asia and spoke at a number of events and held discussions with companies, investors and other stakeholders. Jonathan remains the Asia regional leader for the IIRC.
Jonathan has a background in government relations, policy and regulation, having headed up the public affairs and policy team at the ICAEW from 2004-10 and at the RIBA from 2000-2004.
From 2010-2012 Jonathan was head of communications at the UK’s Financial Reporting Council, the accounting, audit and corporate governance regulator. He started his career as a political advisor in the UK Parliament, having read Law at King’s College, University of London.