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LC | Integrated Reporting for SMEs

LC integrated reporting


This Learning Community will continue into the second semester of this academic year and has space for a few more students.
Integrated Reporting (IR) involves logically combining financial and non-financial information in external reports. It is a conceptualisation of the idea that value is made up out of more than financial capital alone and that organisations should report about the use of all capital that is involved in the value creation of their businesses. It especially addresses concerns regarding the sustainability of corporate activities in relation to financial performance.

Quite specific guidelines have been developed through the years, especially by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). SMEs cope with questions regarding the reporting of nonfinancial information in a coherent manner similar as larger and listed companies do. This Learning Community aims at acquiring knowledge about the best way in which SMEs can integrate the formal message to their stakeholders and applying that knowledge in practice.

For: BSc and MSc students from all study programmes within FEB
Lecturer involved : Dr. T.A. (Teye) Marra
External business contacts involved: tbd

Main benefits

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn what IR is about and why it is of interest in general and to SMEs in particular;
  • understand and apply “the” framework for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) for making Integrated Reports;
  • prepare a preliminary integrated report for a SME.

Skills covered:

  • Discussing skills
  • Analysing Data skills
  • Presenting skills
    all related to topics like Financial Accounting and Reporting, Corporate Social Reporting (CSR), Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, and Sustainability

Schedule and Time Investment

By weekly 2 hour-meetings (none during exam periods),
Day and time are yet to be set; this is largely based on the availability of the participants (but preferably around lunch time)

Time Investment:

  • 2 hours by weekly meetings
  • 2-3 hours weekly preparation for meetings


There will be an information session about this Learning Community on February 8th, at 16.00 h. in room 5411-0119. Dr. Teye Marra is available for questions and will provide any other information you may need to decide to join this learning community.

If you have any questions or for more information, feel free to contact Marjan van Ittersum: Sign up via the blue button below.

Last modified:11 January 2018 10.53 a.m.