Public Sector Pioneer Network Webinar


Event summary

The topic is 'Intellectual capital in Integrated Reporting – value creation and disclosures'. Intellectual capital, in this knowledge era, is an important conduit for creating value in any public sector organisation. Loss of institutional memory is just one way in which public policy and investment decisions can be adversely affected.


26 April 2017
Starts: 15:00
Ends: 16:00



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About this event

This free 60-minute webinar can be accessed anywhere that you can get an internet connection and on any device that is internet-enabled. As well as accessing this webinar from desktop and laptop computers, you can also access from a smartphone or tablet using the free GoToMeeting app available on the App Store and Google Play. Please download this app well in advance of the broadcast time. You may also need headphones to ensure privacy and reduced background noise from your chosen location.

What is being discussed?

Do public sector organisations understand how they create value with their intellectual capital? What mechanisms exist for public sector organisations to disclose their intellectual capital contribution and value to public service delivery? Integrated reports of public sector organisations should disclose, where material, how intellectual capital and other forms of capital contribute to value creation over time. The Integrated Reporting Public Sector Pioneer Network is hosting this webinar to explore how intellectual capital is relevant in a public sector context and share approaches to its reporting.

Who should participate?

This webinar is aimed at finance directors, finance managers, treasurers, accountants and other individuals involved in annual reports preparation across the public sector. 

Structure of the webinar

Laura Leka, IIRC

Intellectual capital and integrated reports – concepts in <IR>
Marcel Holder Robinson, CIPFA

This session looks at the concept of intellectual capital within the International Integrated Reporting Framework, its applicability to the public sector and how intellectual property can be disclosed in an integrated report.

A case study – An overview of the EUIPO’s integrated thinking approach
Camila Rapas, EUIPO
Marta Fernández González, EUIPO

As a public organisation, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) must demonstrate its commitment to sustainability through the delivery of its services and the implementation of its policies and strategies. In 2016, as part of an integrated thinking approach, the Office adopted a value creation model that is used to measure and inform stakeholders of its progress in creating value. In this session, participants will learn about EUIPO’s approach, as the agency responsible for managing the EU trade marks and the registered community designs, to embed integrated thinking within its sustainability initiatives so as to communicate how they create value over time.

Discussion and insight sharing
All particpants

Update on the <IR> Public Sector Application Notes Project 
Kerry Ace, CIPFA

This session will provide an update on CIPFA’s latest initiative, which is to produce a series of application notes to assist public sector organisations in implementing Integrated Reporting. 

How to participate

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Camilia Rapas, Project Manager, EUIPO

Marta Fernández González, Corporate Sustainability Consultant, EUIPO

Laura Leka, <IR> Programme Lead for Business & Public Sector, IIRC

Laura is a qualified member of CIPFA (the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy) and has worked within Grant Thornton UK’s public sector assurance department for over four years. Prior to this she was at the Audit Commission for three years. She currently manages the IIRC’s <IR> Network programme and is the IIRC’s lead for the <IR> Public Sector Pioneer Network.

Marcel Holder Robinson, Finance Policy Manager (Governments), CIPFA

Marcel is a chartered accountant who has held a number of advisory and technical roles providing advice and direction to various levels of government in the Caribbean, Africa and Canada. She co-leads the public financial management policy portfolio in CIPFA’s governments faculty and is CIPFA’s Lead for the <IR> Public Sector Pioneer Network.

Kerry Ace, Finance and Policy Manager (Governance and Academies, Colleges & Universities), CIPFA

Kerry Ace is CIPFA’s policy lead on governance. She is also responsible for CIPFA’s policy work in academies, colleges and universities. Prior to coming to CIPFA, Kerry was budget accountant at the University of Salford for three years and also worked in the finance department at the University of Manchester. Kerry began her career in the NHS where she qualified with CIPFA. Kerry graduated from the University of Manchester with BA (Hons) in Economics and Accounting.


  • Integrated reporting

Speaker - Marcel Holder Robinson

Marcel Holder Robinson

Marcel’s career has developed into several public financial management areas including, auditing, tax administration, asset management, governance and public procurement. Throughout her career, Marcel has held a number of advisory and technical roles providing technical advice and direction to various levels of government in Jamaica, Barbados, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Mauritius and Canada.

Speaker - Kerry Ace (Finance and Policy Manager)

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