"One Report is about creating a better corporate reporting system that integrates the reporting of financial, environmental, social, and governance performance, with a particular focus on the ability of a company to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner. The book incorporates several excellent real-world examples of the One Report concept. The book is well-researched and the quality of the writing is excellent." (accountingtools.com, April 2010)
"This is the first book I have seen on integrated reporting. One of the most telling points made in the book is the need for companies to integrate sustainable strategies into their businesses. The authors go on to say that integrated reporting forces companies to do this because of the governance requirements facing organizations today. I also like the sections dealing with how companies should be making use of social media such as Facebook to communicate and engage with stakeholders. The book is well worth reading. It is short and gives a good overview of the topic." (sustainabilitysa.org, April 2010)
"In an interview with IR Magazine, Krzus makes it clear that he and Eccles aren't touting a new product or service. For their book, they identified and cataloged best practice by studying companies such as the Netherlands' Philips, Denmark's Novo Nordisk, Brazil's Natura, and US-based United Technologies Corporation." (thecrossbordergroup.com, March 9, 2010)
"Integrated reporting is the subject of Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer Robert Eccles' new book, One Report. According to Professor Eccles, there are only a handful of companies in the world that practice integrated reporting. The idea behind integrated reporting is much more than a static paper document or PDF. It's a web-based approach that makes strategic use of Web 2.0 tools and technologies to enable users to do their own analyses. Integrated reporting offers several benefits...such as deepened engagement with stakeholders, improved corporate governance and communication of performance with "ONE" conversation. Just imagine, one conversation to share your reputation." (reputationxchange.com, March 8, 2010)
The recent financial meltdown and the cur- rent climate crisis make greater transparency through better corporate reporting a more urgent issue than ever. Best achieved by integrating required financial reporting with voluntary sustainability reporting, this practice is now being adopted by leading companies all over the world.
For companies that have truly embedded sustainability into their strategy and operations, integrated reporting is essential. One Report explains why integrated reporting is necessary for sustainable company strategies and a sustainable society, provides insights on how it can be done, and makes the case for it being adopted in every country in the world.
Required reading for executives, shareholders, other stakeholders, and government officials, One Report looks at:
The state of financial and nonfinancial reporting today and why it is in a company's best interests to practice integrated reporting
Companies that are currently practicing One Report, including the Dutch health care company Philips; the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk; the Brazilian cosmetics and fragrances company Natura; and U.S.-based United Technologies Corporation
How the Internet and Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve corporate reporting and dialogue and engagement with all stakeholders
What must be done by companies, investors, governments, and civil society to accelerate the broad adoption of integrated reporting for a sustainable society
Integrated reporting is taking off.
Get One Report and get prepared to embrace transparency in a way that incorporates sustainability into your company's overall strategy. Our global society depends upon it.
Krzus and Eccles say that integrated reporting requires the strong commitment of the CEO - how right they are!
Companies, big and small, tell us very little about how they see their responsibilities to us both as shareholders or as citizens and what they are doing about them.
It was very concise and brought out many well articulated strong points for One Report and relevant case studies.
If you are looking for general information about sustainability reporting, don't expect too much from this book: this is a very superficial overview of the historical background of... Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by theophile garland
By its in-depth analyses and actionable prescriptions of integrated reporting alone, One Report by Eccles and Krzus is an insightful and practical reading for business leaders as... Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by Yong Chen
One Report lays out, with clear and relevant examples, how companies and their stakeholders benefit from a more integrated, collaborative and 'consumer driven' approach to... Read morePublished on April 11, 2010 by R. Michael Willis
Book review for One Report
In this excellent book, Eccles and Krzus make a strong case for combining financial and nonfinancial (including environmental, social and... Read more
Public companies tend to say less rather than more for fear of drawing investor attention to potential warts or revealing too much to competitors. Read morePublished on April 5, 2010 by Michael Blumstein
The present financial crisis has shattered trust in corporations and business at large, one could even say in capitalism. Read morePublished on March 31, 2010 by Emilio Galli-zugaro
Professor Robert Eccles in One Report innovatively challenges corporate social responsibility. One Report calls for a paradigm shift in corporate reporting to include all... Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by Diego E. Chacon