Today, Monique van Dijken Eeuwijk, chair of our sector team Professional Services Firms, will speak at a CFO Forum organised by PwC and Egon Zehnder.
Monique will reflect upon the importance of Integrated Reporting, together with Robert van der Laan, Global Integrated Reporting Partner of PwC.
Integrated Reporting provides a holistic insight in the value creation of a company, integrating financial and non-financial data. In Monique's view, Integrated Reporting is not only about reporting externally, but also about integrating, connecting the various management information internally. In that way, allowing the company to maximise its value creation process and to demonstrate a Future Orientation. An orientation desired by society, an orientation essential in restoring trust in society.
However, the fact that even de 'Sijthof-prijs' for reporting has not been granted this year, demonstrates that companies still are reluctant to embrace Integrated Reporting. Monique wonders whether a statutory basis would provide companies with the necessary comfort to start doing so.