The Bruce Column — Sunshine and the ideas behind management commentary

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May 25, 2017

The concept of management commentary has long been perceived by the IASB like a worrying cloud hovering over financial reporting. But the sun may be about to break through. A speech by Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the IASB, looks likely to have confirmed that the weather has changed, reports regular columnist, Robert Bruce.

The <IR> framework has become widely adopted and the UK’s guidance on the concept of a strategic report is seen as mainstream. In Hans Hoogervorst’s words: "They put more emphasis on interconnectivity among elements of an integrated report’" They look at "how developments in the external environment have affected a company’s business model and strategy’" he said. It is time for change. Now more than ever people need integrated reporting-style reporting.

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