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ACCSR runs Australia’s first approved <IR> training

Growing Australian interest in Integrated Reporting (<IR>) was reflected in the positive response from participants in Australia’s first approved Integrated Reporting training course, hosted by IAG in Melbourne on 21 and 22 March.

The course, developed by ACCSR partner BSD Consulting and approved by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), provided participants with greater understanding of the concepts underpinning the <IR> framework, and practical examples of how Integrated Reporting can be successfully implemented in organisations.

ACCSR teamed up with BSD Senior Associate Dr Cornis Van der Lugt to bring the course to Australia. Dr Van der Lugt is a recognised authority on Integrated Reporting, and a former representative of the UNEP and UN Global Compact. He was deeply involved in developing industry initiatives and standards such as ISO 26000.

As well as reporting, the course highlighted how the <IR> framework enables organisations to interrogate their business strategy and better articulate the ways in which they create value, not only financial value, but through their assets, relationships, human and intellectual capital and through their use of natural capital.

The Integrated Reporting course also ran in Sydney on 27 and 28 March.

For those who couldn’t make it, the good news is that the ACCSR team will be adapting the course for the Australian market – so keep an eye out on our Courses and Events page!

Pictured are participants at Australia’s first approved <IR> training course, with facilitator Dr Cornis van der Lugt on the far right.

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