An Advance HE project, Integrated Thinking & Reporting, helped universities explore, test and evaluate the concept of value through the lens and principles of Integrated Reporting, building on from BUFDG’s work in the sector. Integrated Reporting is a strategic approach to communicating how an organisation uses resources to create value for its stakeholders and integrated thinking creates the conditions to foster a culture of collaboration and integration between different parts of the institution, break down internal silos and enable cross-fertilisation of ideas and practice creating value in its widest sense.
The project worked with 10 UK institutions and used the IIRC framework as a starting point to consider the concept of value creation (and also what destroys it) in higher education.
There are a number of ways to engage:
Download the report entitled Let’s talk value: How universities create value for students, staff and society.
The topic of value and Integrated Thinking and Reporting was debated and explored at the Let's Talk Value Conference 2020 on 11 February 2020 in London. You can find out more about the conference and watch a recording of the live panel session on sustainability.
Join in the conversation on Integrated Thinking and Reporting in the Advance HE Connect Let’s Talk Value Group.
Consider joining the next collaborative project. We are currently discussing this with a number of interested universities and you can express an interest by contacting Kim Ansell, Senior Advisor at Advance HE.
Putting the strategy into sustainability and sustainability into the strategy
Top tips for integrated thinking and reporting – articulating institutional value
Beyond the balance sheet
Using our strategic resources better
The path to integration means keeping the end in mind
Do university leaders really understand how they are creating value
Why explore Integrated Thinking and Reporting featuring Newcastle
Putting all Stakeholders at the heart of value creation
We need to talk… to students
Are governors facing information overload?
Valuing Our People
Integrated leadership – it’s complex
A shift in perspective – how universities create value
How does higher education create and demonstrate value?
Revealing the true value universities create for society
Internal Audit getting on board with #Let's Talk Value
What is the real value of higher education?
Integrated Thinking & Strategy: State of Play Report
Sustainable Development Goals Disclosure (SDGD) Recommendations
Call for improved UN Sustainable Development Goals disclosures
Articulating value : creating a compelling narrative
Integrated thinking and reporting: telling a different story of HE
Integrated reporting case study: University of Edinburgh
The value of universities - six short videos created by British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)
The International Integrated Reporting Framework
The IIRC Resources