Accounting and reporting has evolved over the last fifty years to the point that so-called non-financial reporting has established its own standing and the accounting profession realises the need to collaborate with new partners in "saving the planet". Shock events of the last two decades have underlined the conclusion by Big Four executives in the 2000s that the old financial reporting model has become redundant.
As we come to grips with the implications of the digital revolution, the challenge today is to look beyond reports to underlying accounting systems, values and intercapital connections. This requires re-organisation and collaboration between the financial, management and sustainability accounting professions. It involves the making of more holistic and integrated, New Accounting.
Working with accounting experts and interdisciplinary teams, I provide co-leadership in delivering:
Definition and application of new accounting principles and approaches to capture value creation, respecting the realities of sustainability context, interconnectivity between diverse capitals (financial and non-financial) and long-term consequences,
Development of alternative accounting methodologies and statements, measuring true valued added and integrating externalities, and helping organisations produce statements of income, financial position and future risk & opportunity that reflect relevant tangible as well as intangible assets, and
Facilitation of dialogue, learning and capacity building events to improve integrated thinking, converged application of standards, sector-specific relevance and practices to produce higher quality of integrated reporting <IR>.
"I have no hesitation in recommending Cornis. Always professional, always reliable, always fun to work with.”
John Elkington, Co-Founder, SustainAbility and Executive Chair, Volans
"While Director for the WBCSD during the last decade, I have at various times worked with Cornis. He was always a recognised and valued team member. He has shown a strong ability to understand core business management approaches and adapt these to current social responsibility expectations."
Claude Fussler, Chair, EDF Sustainability Panel and Advisor, World Business Council for Sustainable Development