Barton’s appointment comes as the IIRC launches a new global strategic phase focused on advancing integrated thinking as part of corporate governance reform, facilitating alignment in the corporate reporting system and accelerating adoption of integrated reporting in the United States and China.

Barton will bring leading thinking on business strategy, the shift to long-term investment, and the future of capitalism to drive the IIRC’s global mission to make integrated reporting the global norm.

“I believe that through the adoption of integrated reporting internationally we can make real changes to the way businesses and our markets as a whole function,” Barton said. “We can ensure that business is working for society, for the planet and for all stakeholders.”

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