This book “Integrated Model for Sound Internal Functioning and Sustainable Value Creation: A Solution for Corporate Environments Post Covid-19 Pandemic” is a must-read for anyone who leads people. It provides insight and understanding about how to conduct sound business practices in a manner that does not compromise the ability of the future generation to meet theirs. Following the call made by various key role players such as country leaders, institutions, regulators, business leaders, civil society and environmental groups, amongst others. The call was encouraged by various corporate failures, issues of global warming and global financial crises. These unfortunate events led to the formation of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the development of integrated reporting practices. The IIRC promotes its practices as having the ability to enable an integrated business thinking that considers all factors that influence a corporation's ability to create sustainable value. The purpose of this book is to advocate, explain and demonstrate the strategic use of the IIRC's practices as agents of internal change and sustainable value creator within business environments. Since the strategic use of these practices as agents of change is a developing phenomenon, business environments might lack knowledge about how to apply these practices. To close this gap, Dr. Ramaboea developed a conceptually integrated model during her doctoral studies, employing the IIRC practices. The model is presented in this book. Dr. Ramaboea believes that we can preserve our planet Earth. We just need to see the natural environment, the society, and the business world as one.
“It always seems impossible, until it is done.”
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