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Introduction to Integrated Reporting and Thinking

This virtual classroom will provide an overview of Integrated Reporting (IR) and integrated thinking for practitioners who would like to know more about these reporting frameworks.

The Deakin Business School Centre for Integrated Reporting is a collaboration between the Deakin Business School, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and KPMG – providing leadership in Integrated Reporting across three pillars: thought leadership and business practice, research, and professional education and training.
This virtual classroom will cover the following key topic areas:
  • Introduction to the evolution of reporting and Integrated Reporting
  • Introduction to the Integrated Reporting framework and value creation
  • The Capitals in Integrated Reporting - the “With what” of business
  • The value creation process in Integrated Reporting the “How” of business
  • Introduction to integrated thinking – the “What” and the “Why” of business
  • The Guiding principles of Integrated Reporting
  • The Content elements of Integrated Reporting
  • Integrated Reporting Assurance

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the three central elements of Integrated Reporting, being Integrated Thinking, the Integrated Reporting process and the external Integrated Report
  • Explain what sets Integrated Reporting apart from other business and reporting initiatives?
  • Identify how materiality is applied for Integrated Reporting and how this differs to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) / Sustainability reporting 
  • Describe what an Integrated Reporting Management Systems is an how it can assist organisations embed Integrated Thinking and prepare an Integrated Report
  • Identify what the assurance of Integrated Reports involves and why it is important.


The virtual classroom will provide a broad understanding of the concepts of integrated thinking and integrated reporting for people who are not familiar with the concepts. 

Date: 24th November 2021

Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | New Zealand

Registration commences: 15-30 minutes prior to commencing
Michael Bray
Professor of Practice (Integrated Reporting)
Deakin Business School – Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre


Topic: Audit & Assurance, Business Mindset, Reporting

Sub-Topic: Business Reporting, Ethics, Leadership, Other Assurance Engagements, Strategy, Sustainability

Format: Virtual Classroom

Proficiency Level: Intermediate, Advanced

CPD: Upto 3 hours