The heralded CSR reports put out by many companies offer little help to investors and other financial decision makers, writes James Farrar. So some firms are experimenting with integrated reporting, which seeks to combine financial, nonfinancial and green reporting under one umbrella. That approach can underline the return on investment from CSR initiatives while reducing the cost of compliance, Farrar argues. "Effective sustainability reporting is getting too expensive not to consolidate," he writes.
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