INTEGRATED REPORTING NEEDN’T BE A HEADACHE

HANDS UP WHO WANTS TO DO THE INTEGRATED REPORT THIS YEAR? Integrated reporting comes but once a year (for most). For some that’s a dreaded period of ‘where do I start’ but a necessary evil. It reared its head in 2010 and has become a broad-based framework for business and investment decisions that are long-term, […]

THE HEART AND SOUL OF RESEARCH

REFILOE HOOHLO-ZEPHYRINE BELIEVES THAT ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS IS THE KEY TO A WINNING STRATEGY It’s become increasingly evident that for a brand to have heart, it needs to display bravery, guts, or as we say in seSotho: ‘Sebete’. This means not being scared to ask the right questions. Information is king after all. In […]

IMMERSION IS THE REAL DEAL

BLUE APPLE’S TANYA LOGAN ROLLS UP HER SLEEVES TO FIND OUT IF SHE CAN TRUST THE RESEARCH I am the grandchild of a Croatian grandfather who came to the country in his 30s, married a South African Croatian woman and spent the rest of his life trying very hard, but without much success, to learn […]

DOES YOUR INTEGRATED REPORT (ANNUAL REPORT) WORK FOR YOU?

It’s more than just about the numbers these days. Integrated reporting was recommended by King III back in 2009 and is a JSE-requirement for listed companies. Long gone are the days of turning out a document where your biggest concern is that the digits align on the financials. Today you need to worry about the […]

DIGITAL ANNUAL REPORTS: ARE YOU BEING LEFT BEHIND?

With the rise in all things digital, it’s not surprising that an increasing number of companies are choosing to release digital reports. Aside from the flexibility that these reports offer, they are able to engage users in a more interactive and creative way than ever before, not to mention the immense saving on the high […]

INTEGRATED REPORTS: ARE YOU DOING IT RIGHT?

So you’ve been tasked with compiling an integrated report for your company. The question is where do you even begin? click to enlarge It can be a daunting task. How can you be sure that your report is really integrated and not merely a bunch of facts and figures crammed together into one document? Says […]

THERE’S LIFE BEYOND ANNUAL REPORTS, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT

The days of big budget annual reports are numbered. So what are the options? Tanya Logan, Blue Apple With a watchful eye on government and private sector spending and the birth of the integrated report, less is more these days. It shows a certain responsibility to shareholders to not blow the budget on glossy doorstops. […]