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Integrated reporting helps you act like a B-Corp



Added by Mary Adams on October 25, 2018 at 10:58am — No Comments

How to Measure Organization Capitals

Added by Mary Adams on April 15, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Map Organization Capitals

Added by Mary Adams on April 13, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

New perspectives on Intangible Capital from Haskel and Westlake

This new book by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake called Capitalism without Capital: The Rise…


Added by Mary Adams on March 13, 2018 at 11:22am — 4 Comments

1.6 - How to inventory organizational capitals

Added by Mary Adams on February 20, 2018 at 4:41pm — No Comments

3 steps to model sustainable value creation

Added by Mary Adams on February 9, 2018 at 4:25pm — No Comments

What is sustainable value creation?

Added by Mary Adams on February 6, 2018 at 2:36pm — No Comments

What is the multi-capital model?

Latest episode of the Building Smarter Companies video blog:

What are the most important resources driving the value and performance of your business? Learn about the seven kinds of capital that are critical to creating value--and how to use this model to develop integrated reporting for your shareholders and…


Added by Mary Adams on January 26, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What is integrated reporting?

From the Building Smarter Companies Video Blog


In this episode, Mary Adams shares the mega-trends challenging traditional financial management and introduces the concept of integrated thinking and reporting. 

To learn more, subscribe to this channel or visit…


Added by Mary Adams on January 19, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Looking beyond the short term in business

Episode 1.1 of my new Building Smarter Companies video blog!

Added by Mary Adams on January 12, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How Intangible Capital Saves Bookshops

Some of the most interesting intangible capital stories these days come from the intersection between businesses that seem to be heavily tangible but are actually succeeding based on their intangibles.  A recent post by Workbar talked about the…


Added by Mary Adams on December 22, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

Integrated perspectives and opportunities: WIPO Intangible Capital Study

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently released its World Intellectual Property Report 2017 under the title Intangible Capital in Global Value Chains.  The key finding of the report is that “one third of the value of the products you buy comes from…


Added by Mary Adams on December 5, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Intangibles have an acceleration effect in the recovery of companies after crisis

You can find a paper in which we come to demonstrate the beneficial effect of intangibles in companies. There is an acceleration in the recovery after crisis. 

In the following link, you can access to the paper. It will be available for 50 days.



Added by Angel Barajas on October 2, 2017 at 8:40am — No Comments

Best Buy's Intangible Capital Secrets

I was reading a NY Times article this morning entitled, Best Buy’s Secrets for Surviving in the Amazon Age. Of course, I couldn’t help myself and I started tallying their intangible capitals in my head.  Thought I’d share my tally and the…


Added by Mary Adams on September 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

A New Way of Looking at Intangible Capital

For many years, my work in the intellectual/intangible capital field focused on the kinds of capitals that are considered intangible from an accounting perspective: human, relationship and structural capital. But the integrated reporting movement has challenged me to see things more broadly. That movement combines three perspectives (click to view full size):…


Added by Mary Adams on July 24, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments

The Formula For Business Success in the Early Years

It’s 2017, and finally the darkest days of the recession are over. However, while some customers are loosening up their wallets a little, it is clear purchasing habits have changed. People are undoubtedly more careful with their cash than they once were.


With this said, are people now less likely to start their own business? There are a number of thing you have to think about when you’re starting up, and if you want to be successful, you need to have a…


Added by Alice Porter on July 10, 2017 at 6:26am — No Comments

How Technology Has Changed the Healthcare Industry:

The healthcare industry has already had a rocky start in the US and UK in 2017, with political uncertainties and conflicting ideologies about privatisation and national healthcare. On top of this, there is a shortage of health and social care professionals who are currently in training or on the market for different jobs. Because of these shortages, potential funding cuts and the ongoing political uncertainty, the advancement of healthcare technology is becoming increasingly important. There…


Added by Alice Porter on June 29, 2017 at 9:37am — No Comments

The Business Model for Helping Working Parents

As a business owner, the key to success is prioritising your employee's happiness. Your employees hold the power to make or break your business, and if they are happy, healthy and motivated, then this will certainly have a positive impact upon your business. Finding the right work-life balance will help with employee retention, will increase productivity within the workspace and will assist with the collaborative efforts. As a business owner, you have to understand that the people…


Added by Alice Porter on June 28, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

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