Corporate Value Drivers –  Closing the Intangible Information Gap

Ocean Tomom Intangibles in S&P 500

The intangibles information gap isn’t going away. In fact, it keeps growing. It’s the undercurrent of a lot of conversations about corporate value drivers, integrated reporting and even ESG.  So I figured it was time to review the latest data. Continue reading “Corporate Value Drivers –  Closing the Intangible Information Gap”

How to Bring Intangible Assets into the Open

What if one day your phone rings, and it’s a colleague who wants to talk with you about a company. This company has been around for decades and has grown steadily in recent years. It has good people. Although it has had a rough time in the last recession, it is holding its own and believes that it will be able to benefit from a strengthening economy. Its market holds promise of innovation and growth…Would you take the call? Does this sound interesting enough that you would recommend a deeper look to you as a potential partner, investor, board member or employee? Continue reading “How to Bring Intangible Assets into the Open”

Three Reasons Why Intellectual Capital Is Bad for the IIRC

thinking about intellectual capital and the IIRC

It’s happened to me twice this week. I found myself explaining what intellectual capital is and is not. It’s nothing new. But I decided to go on the record. So here goes….

I am a huge admirer and supporter of the work of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). It has been a huge influence on my work. And I love that there is a lot of fluidity and creativity in how each company applies the ideas in its own context.

But I have to admit to frustration about the use of the phrase “Intellectual Capital” to describe organizational knowledge in the IIRC Framework. Continue reading “Three Reasons Why Intellectual Capital Is Bad for the IIRC”