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CILIP Joins Forces with KPMG and Other Industry Partners to promote Information as an Asset


CILIP Joins Forces with KPMG and Other Industry Partners to promote Information as an Asset

CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is committed to having quality conversations to ensure information is managed as an asset by boards and decision-makers. To start these important conversation with the right industry stakeholders, CILIP have partnered with KPMG UK, and worked with industry partners CIO Connect and IK SpringBoard to launch Information as an Asset: Today’s Board Agenda – a new report highlighting the importance for c-suite executives and senior decision-makers to value and invest in the management of their organisation’s strategic information assets.

Drawing on a landmark report published by the KPMG IMPACT programme in 1995, Information as an Asset highlights how good Information Management (IM) practice creates valuable opportunities and minimises potential costly risk for all types of enterprise.


The report provides a framework and checklist for boards and decision-makers, as well as a series of up-to-date case studies from large-scale companies including KPMG itself.

Commenting on the launch of the report, KPMG Partner and Head of People, Anna Purchas says, “The recognition and protection of information as a strategic asset is fundamental to the success of KPMG’s business strategy. I am pleased that KPMG has been able to support the publication of this important new report, which we hope will be widely used by senior decision-makers to develop their information capability.”

Also commenting on the launch, CILIP Chief Executive Nick Poole says, “In today’s fast-moving world, no enterprise, large or small, can afford to ignore the strategic value of the information they hold. Managed properly, information delivers new insight, competitive intelligence and opportunities for growth. Poorly managed information, on the other hand, exposes businesses to real risk. Information as an Asset provides Boards and executives with an agenda to guide their decisions on strategies and policies about their information assets.”

The report is available to download for free from

Notes for Editors


CILIP is the UK professional association for people working with knowledge, information and data. They provide professional support, CPD and advocacy on behalf of information professionals in more than 20 industry sectors. For more information, visit

About KPMG in the UK

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 16,300 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.338 billion in the year ended 30 September 2018. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 154 countries and has 200,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.



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Published:  13 February 2019


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