Developing Integrated Management Information

Look beyond traditional financial metrics to create insightful management information that can help you make better decisions.

BACKGROUND

The limitations of traditional management reports

Companies affect and are affected by social and environmental factors. Their potential to impact an organization’s long term sustainability highlights the limitations of management information that only includes financial metrics.

Integrating social and environmental issues into management information can produce better decisions – decisions based on a full understanding of how an organization creates value.

Broadening management information

For management information to be as useful as possible, it has to address what users need to know. A user-centric approach means that finance teams can elevate management information, offering insight into business issues so that users can make better decisions.

Integrated management information can show decision makers how financial, social and environmental factors interact to drive performance.

To broaden management information, finance teams need a clear reporting framework, access to high quality data and a strong control environment. This is where our resources can help.

What next

Download our Essential Guide to Management Information for a practical step-by-step approach to building better management information. The guide will help you to develop a management information framework, strengthen your control environment and create insightful reports.

We have also developed two worked examples that show how the steps in our guide can be put into practice. These examples will help you to see how you can apply our framework to support specific strategic objectives.

GUIDANCE AND OTHER RESOURCES

ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MANAGEMENT INFORMATION

This guide includes our top tips and the steps that you can follow to build social and environmental factors into your management information

WORKED EXAMPLE: GROWTH PLC

See how the fictional Growth plc implemented our framework for integrated management information to support its strategy for maximizing shareholder value

WORKED EXAMPLE: PURPOSECORP

See how Purposecorp, a fictional company driven by social, environmental and economic value, improved its management information using our framework