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Welcome to the 
Human Capital Investment & Reporting Council
Linking Investments in Human Capital to Business Performance, Risk, and Sustainability

The Human Capital Investment and Reporting Council (HC IRC) is a working group of senior executives from HR, Finance, and the Investment community who have strategic interest in human capital investment, measurement, and reporting next practices. Current participating organizations include:


Allianz, Uber, RedHat, SAP, Deutsche Bank, Standard Bank, Tech Data, Public Storage,

Aerospace Corp., MetLife, Blackrock, Tegna, T-Rowe Price, Tysons, So Cal Edison, General Mills,

Drake Int’l, Virgin Pulse, ADP, Abbott Labs.


Through research, tools, expert speakers, and curated peer discussion, the HC IRC explores and solves for critical issues related to the complex topics of human capital investment, value creation, risk management, disclosure, and corporate sustainability.

“It’s not enough to simply measure the things that would have defined a company’s success in the 20th Century.... without a standardized methodology and verifiable metrics, companies will continue to struggle to effectively articulate how they are creating long-term value for investors and other key stakeholders.”

- Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism representing more than 30 companies and $30 trillion of assets under management.


In a business world of increasing volatility and risk, corporate investors, executives and stakeholders are calling for better, more transparent information on human capital investments.


Organizations need to prepare NOW for enhanced strategic human capital reporting and decision-making using people data and evidence-based insights.


Preparing for the future is a high-stakes game. A key issue facing global companies is how to allocate and optimize talent investments to create sustainable value and measurable performance that lasts. 


The HC IRC mission is to develop better answers to strategic workforce investment and value creation questions. We work to connect decisions about human capital investment to business outcomes and develop shared tools, methods, and other solutions to improve business results. 


Are You Ready for Investor Questions?

  • Are we investing in the right talent to drive growth and sustainable advantage?

  • What workforce investments provide the best returns? 

  • Where should we build, buy, rent, redeploy or cut talent?

  • Is our workforce productivity leading or lagging our peers?

  • Where are our greatest talent risks?


Membership is by invitation only to VP and above executives and corporate teams engaged in developing better reporting and optimizing talent investments. Our Council includes:

  • Senior HR Executives (VP and above) from Fortune 1000 companies who anticipate a need for enhanced human capital investment decision-making and reporting. This includes CHRO, People Analytics and Reporting Leaders, and others who want to build Board and C level reporting and advisory capability.

  • Internal Working Teams (from finance, HR, IR) with an interest in early adoption of ESG/Sustainability/ISO standards to enhance global market positioning. Teams include executives who want to build an integrated approach to human capital reporting, investment, decision-making, and a data-based organizational culture.

  • Investment Executives with an interest in developing effective HC management standards and investment practices. Members include asset managers and owners with an interest in creating a conversation about enhanced reporting, accountability, and transparency in human capital management.


  1. Build Relationships

    We bring together senior executives across disciplines from the investment, finance, and human resource communities to create insights and solutions to human capital investment, risk, and reporting issues.


  2. Leverage Resources

    We work with practitioners and other thought leaders to promote practice sharing and solution development and offer tools, methodologies, training, technology and an online sharing platform.


  3. Explore Research and Benchmarks

    We conduct next practice research for global practitioners through case studies, surveys, interviews, metrics benchmarking and other research to enhance HC investment and reporting practices through data.


  4. Enhance Readiness

    We prepare senior executives and their teams for the tough questions demanded by Investors, Boards and  C-suite stakeholders and enhance career prospects for those anticipating this demand. We also create a forum for educating non-HR leaders on human capital issues.

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Newly proposed SEC regulations will drive human capital reporting and disclosure requirements in the U.S.  


On the global stage, the new ISO Human Capital Reporting Standard offers guidance in these areas:

  • Compliance and ethics

  • Workforce costs

  • Workforce diversity

  • Leadership

  • Organizational health, safety, and well-being

  • Productivity

  • Recruitment, turnover, and mobility

  • Skills and capabilities

  • Workforce availability



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HC IRC meets twice a year in person at host organizations and 8 times virtually in interactive working sessions. In-person meetings typically run 1 to 1.5 days where research agendas and topics are developed with HC IRC member input.

Institutional and Enterprise (corporate) members may send up to four people to in-person meetings (preferably from different functions). To ensure alignment, HC IRC members receive a custom half-day education and training session on-site to address unique reporting and strategic business needs.

Individual executive memberships are also available.


A photo of Jeff Higgins, Co-chair of HCIRC, CEO & founder of HCMI

Jeff Higgins co-chairs HC IRC. Jeff is the CEO and Founder of the Human Capital Management Institute and a pioneer in human capital measurement, predictive analytics for talent, and analytics and workforce planning technology.

A photo of Amy Armitage, Co-chair of HCIRC

Amy Armitage co-chairs HC IRC. Amy is the CEO and founder of Nexus Peer Groups and has developed over a dozen executive peer groups for senior HR executives. She is an expert curator and facilitator of executive learning and serves as a researcher and talent coach.


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HC IRC is a membership organization. supported by sponsors, institutional investors, enterprise memberships, and senior practitioner members. For more information on benefits of membership, upcoming meetings, agendas, pricing and participation on our expanding Advisory Board, contact Amy below:


Amy Armitage

+1 203-470-2211

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