Following recent news that the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) was voted into EU law by the European Parliament, this week the Council of the European Union has given the directive the final green light.
This week the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) reached a major milestone, releasing the first set of (almost) final draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRSs). Their publication follows a public consultation this summer.
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch addressed XBRL Asia Round Table in Mumbai, describing the Indian securities regulator’s approach to transparency as disclosure driven, but with the needs of users firmly in mind.
“Why is there such hesitation regarding standardisation, and why are people afraid that it will put a dampener on innovation?” asks Björn Fastabend. He argues that standardisation, such as in the introduction of XBRL for digital reporting, can in fact nurture and facilitate innovation.
Europe is requiring companies to report on alignment of their activities with the EU Taxonomy, providing sustainability information to investors. CoreFiling and Greenomy demonstrate how these rules can be captured in digital form, in an XBRL taxonomy and report.