Added by Mary Adams on February 20, 2018 at 4:41pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 26, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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.
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Added by Mary Adams on January 19, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Episode 1.1 of my new Building Smarter Companies video blog!
Added by Mary Adams on January 12, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on December 22, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on December 5, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on September 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
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):…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on July 24, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments
To date, a lot of the focus in practice (and theory) has been on identifying the key capitals that drive this value creation. But the question about how value and the capitals change over time, and…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on June 26, 2017 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Today 100% of U.S. public companies provide accounting information publicly. It’s a requirement and an accepted practice. At the same time, over 80% of those…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on June 22, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I have been challenging myself to find ways to bring the richness of the intellectual/intangible capital field to the integrated thinking and reporting movement.
The three papers shared here are the product of that thinking. We're on a journey together. I hope to hear your feedback and…
Blackstone is the world’s largest investor. So it’s news when its CEO, Larry Fink, sends a letter to the CEO’s of the S&P 500. He sent one last year and just sent a new one this month that is printed in full at Business Insider in which he calls for longer-term thinking in American companies. It’s an exciting read for those of us who believe that longer-term thinking will…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on February 10, 2016 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Recently, I had a great conversation with two people in the corporate sustainability office of a NY-based company. They have been on a journey toward changing their actions and their communications to become more sustainable from an environmental and social perspective. They were talking to me because they…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on January 21, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments
New Year’s resolutions are just like a lot of corporate goals. They start out sounding great but don’t end up happening as planned. That’s because the primary focus is on the KPI’s, not on building the system to deliver on the KPI’s.
Here's a simple (hopefully not simplistic) analogy: A person has a…
Added by Mary Adams on January 5, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments
In recent weeks, Chipotle has been through a number of crises where customers have grown ill. The first involved e coli-infected in Washington and Oregon. This week, 80 students fell sick with the in Massachusetts. Because I like to use Chipotle to explain integrated thinking, I’ve been paying special attention to this news.
Integrated thinking can be a powerful way of understanding what drives a company’s success. I often use Chipotle and Taco Bell as an illustration of how to…
Added by Mary Adams on December 17, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Right before Thanksgiving I attended Sustainatopia. It was the first time the conference was held in Boston (it started in Florida and has also been held in California). It’s a really broad group of people and discussion tracks including impact investment, smart cities, LOHAS (lifestyle of health and sustainability), sustainable strategies and innovation, empowering women and millennials.
I was on a panel with Dr. Stephen…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on December 4, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
In the last month or so, I’ve attended a program on Integrated Reporting and another on Integrated Thinking in New York, both organized by Skytop Strategies. Skytop has been boldly moving forward with an agenda of programs designed to bring together a diverse group of integrated thinkers in the U.S.
I’m excited that there is a…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on December 2, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
As part of my journey to using a more fully “integrated” framework of the capitals that form the foundation of today’s companies, I attended three conferences in the last month (phew!). They came in quick succession and I’m still digesting it all. But I promised a number of people in our community that I would share some impressions. Here are some first thoughts with more to…Continue
Added by Mary Adams on November 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments