Capacity building that empowers report preparers
As a training partner for integrated reporting, accredited by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), our objective is to develop the capacity, skills and flexibility of your people so that the organisation is able to put integrated thinking and integrated reporting into practice.
Integrated reporting is an evolution of corporate reporting that looks beyond financial statements and shareholders alone, while focusing on how an organisation creates value for itself and all its stakeholders in the short, medium, and long term. It also focuses on concepts such as how ‘off-balance sheet’ capitals too contribute to the value creation process. Beginning the integrated reporting journey can be just as challenging as incorporating integrated thinking into your business model.
Headed by Mr Raja Senanayake, our training and capacity-building arm, Smart Academy, is positioned to help organisations in taking integrated thinking and integrated reporting to the next level.
Our IIRC-certified training programmes provide the necessary tools and skills to build competency at two levels.
At the Introductory level, in addition to beginners, we also address those responsible for governance, such as the Board, who can drive integrated thinking and reap its benefits for the business.
At the Practitioner level, we build competence in those directly involved in the preparation and assessment of annual reports. Our approach includes on-the-job training as we believe that learning by doing creates strong ownership which drives change from within.
Training Licence: Asia – Sri Lanka, Singapore, Pakistan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia; Middle East – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar
Targeting the information requirements of diverse stakeholder groups, while not creating clutter, has long been a challenge. One solution is the smart choice of multiple mediums. For example, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) partnered with us to launch their first online HTML annual report for 1999.
Hayleys PLC did the same to launch their first video annual report for 2012/13.
Social media too has a growing role in annual reporting, allowing your messaging to reach wider audiences.