Institute for the Advancement of Journalism: King III and Triple Bottom Line Reporting

Institute for the Advancement of Journalism

The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) is South Africa’s premier provider of short courses and residency programmes for journalists, communicators and media practitioners.

The IAJ is conducting a course on King III and Triple Bottom Line Reporting from 9-10 May 2012 in Johannesburg.

Facilitated by Adv Douglas Shaw, this two-day course is designed to teach mid and senior-level journalists to understand the rationale behind corporate social responsibility, and the financial and non-financial value-add that this brings to companies, or perhaps how these destroy value. The course will examine the following:

Corporate Responsibility:

  • What is CSR? (not altruism, but pure risk management)

Sustainable Development in the South African context:

  • Policy and regulatory evolution. (environmental law, greenhouse policy, etc)

Non-financial Contents of Annual Reports:

  • GRI, and other non-financial reporting standards and codes;
  • Integrated Reporting Deconstructed.

Integrated Reporting: The Storylines

  • Shareholder perspectives?
  • Stakeholders?
  • Risks Omitted?
  • Management thinking around the company’s role in society?
  • Charity Porn, or truly strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

CSR Value-Add?

  • The financial journalist’s responsibility;
  • Financial Journalism and the herd mentality;
  • Financials: Where is the true value?
  • Where is the CSR link?

Cost: R4 000

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Event Start Date: 
Wednesday, 9 May, 2012
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 10 May, 2012
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