The state of Integrated Reporting in Malaysia

An analysis of the Bursa Malaysia's top 30 companies' annual reports

PwC Malaysia recently conducted a benchmarking study on the top 30 companies listed on Bursa Malaysia against the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s Integrated Reporting Framework.

A detailed assessment of 110 questions was performed on the companies’ annual reports to find out where the Malaysian market stands in embracing integrated reporting, a new approach to corporate reporting. The questions were based on the Content Elements* for an integrated report based on the IIRC’s Integrated Reporting Framework.

The resulting report ‘The state of integrated reporting in Malaysia’ highlights that while Malaysian companies have the basics of reporting covered, their reporting is not yet integrated. There is a lack of linkage between the Content Elements which stems from siloed reporting. There is also more emphasis on describing process rather than providing insight into future market trends and the competitive environment, among other priorities.

The report also provides some recommendations for companies that are starting their journey towards integrated reporting, who may well be working in unchartered territory.

Get the detailed results in the report.

*The Integrated Reporting Framework recommends that reports include the following key Content Elements: Organisational overview and external environment, Strategy and resource allocation, Business model, Opportunities and risks, Governance, Performance, and Future outlook.