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Increasing the informative and analytical value of public non-financial reporting

Vol. 22, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2019

Received: 11 October 2018

Received in revised form: 16 November 2018

Accepted: 7 December 2018

Available online: 16 January 2019

Subject Heading: INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING

JEL Classification: C81, D01, M40, M41

Pages: 4–23

https://doi.org/10.24891/ia.22.1.4

Zenkina I.V. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation
zenkina_iv@mail.ru

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Subject The article determines the content of non-financial reporting which respective parties may need in pursuit of transparent, diverse and meaningful information to evaluate corporate performance and make decisions.
Objectives The research reviews the improvement of corporate performance disclosure in corporate reporting in terms of the observable trends and aspects to be addressed, considering growing needs of stakeholders.
Methods The research deploys general methods, such as analysis, synthesis, specification, generalization, comparison, abstraction, analogy, and historical, logic and systems approaches.
Results The article reports on findings of the research into the development of non-financial reporting, its standardization and corporate practices of using it worldwide and in the Russian Federation. I summarize findings of the analysis of key non-financial reporting models and methodological reporting approaches, which was performed to assess the informative and analytical value of non-financial reporting disclosure of corporate performance. I propose and substantiate a mechanism for ensuring the appropriate informative value of non-financial reporting. The mechanism coordinates standards, regulatory, legislative and methodological principles for non-financial reporting in accordance with distinctions of a company, its goals and priorities, and needs of parties concerned.
Conclusions and Relevance My conclusions and suggestions pursue a higher quality of information on value creation drivers and components of corporate sustainable development, better transparency and informative value of corporate non-financial reporting in accordance with stakeholders' need for reliable and useful information so that they could make informed and reasonable decisions.

Keywords: non-financial reporting model, non-financial reporting approach, non-financial reporting content

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