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The concept of integrated reporting has recently occupied the first pages of professional publications in the world of accounting. The global financial crisis has revealed the need for a new economic model that could protect business, investors, employees and society from a series of subsequent deeper crises.
Currently, for the purposes of many companies, short-term benefits often prevail over the long-term goals of improving society’s life, by launching mechanisms that are more risk-aggressive in business behavior and decision-making models. This cannot but lead to market instability of a scale that threatens entire industries and economies. One aspect of criticism of this corporate reporting model is that it does not currently pay enough attention to factors such as risk, strategy, oversight, and the sustainability of an enterprise’s business model. Continue reading