#Verbatim: Is it time to make Corporate Reporting a voluntary exercise?

EMILIA ASIM
Feb 1, 2017 · 2 min read

In March 2017, ThistlePraxis will publish an edition of CSR Files™Journal with a focus on Corporate Reporting. This edition seeks to examine the state of corporate reporting in Africa, the challenges and strategies to improve reporting culture on the continent.

Ultimately, it seeks to serve as a resource for guide African corporations to revise their approach to Corporate Reporting and to embrace the benefits of stakeholder engagement through corporate reporting.

We invite you to kindly share your opinion in about (40) words on the topic ‘Should Corporate Reporting be Mandatory?’ Your response (please include your name, organisation and designation) will be published in the ‘Verbatim’, in the 21st edition on Corporate Reporting.

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Over the years, corporate reporting has delivered many advantages to businesses that have embraced it. These benefits range from improving company reputation, engaging stakeholders and mitigating environmental, social, and economic risks.

Over time, debates have risen across various stakeholder groups interrogating the benefits of reporting and its impact on stakeholders. Also, others have argued that corporate reporting should be a voluntary corporate activity because most reports are not accurate and organisations always present the ‘ideal’ assessment of themselves.

CSR Files™ is a quarterly journal that provides resources to practitioners and stakeholders on issues of Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability, Corporate Governance and Social innovation across the African business environment.

You can also view previous editions of CSRFiles™ on: http://en.calameo.com/accounts/996943.

EMILIA ASIM

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