Purpose Beyond Profit: The Value of Value – Board-level Insights

Purpose Beyond Profit: The Value of Value – Board-level Insights is a research report conducted in partnership with the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the International Integrated Reporting Council and Black Sun Plc. The report launched and was presented at the ICGN –IIRC Tokyo Conference on the 28th February 2018.

The report is based on a survey conducted with C-Suite executives from across the globe and seeks to understand trends and challenges in measuring, disclosing and understanding the value that companies create.  

Results show that the C-Suite, globally, agrees on the increasing benefit of understanding and communicating the value creation potential of their organisations to build relationships with stakeholders and improve integrated thinking and strategic decision-making. However, it is also apparent that executives lack the management and reporting information to understand and interpret the future drivers of their business.

The story about how value creation is achieved and sustained is important, not only for executives – who are responsible for the successful stewardship of the business – but also for a wider range of stakeholders. In many ways, the integrity of the value creation story is essential to building trust in organisations.

For a detailed analysis of the survey findings and comparison against other research, please download here. 

If you are interested in learning more about how value creation can be reflected through your next annual report, or would like to get in touch, please contact Sarah Myles