When public companies across Europe begin filing annual financial reports in the digital, machine-readable ESEF format at the start of 2020, alongside introducing iXBRL tagging, they will also begin to embed their Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) within reports.
We’ve seen a growing interest in the new xBRL-CSV specification, with a number of XBRL implementations looking closely at using the format to meet their bulk data collection needs.
Climate change poses complex risks for financial systems that regulators don’t yet fully understand. In order to properly assess how physical risks and transition risks will interact with each other and other economic vulnerabilities, we need good quality, standardised non-financial data.
The past few months have demonstrated just how important timely, accurate data is to making the right policy decisions – and how a lack of coherent data can even cause significant damage.
With the increase in use of XBRL and iXBRL for company financial reports around the world, and the upcoming ESEF requirement in Europe, we’ve seen a growing demand for tools that assist with the process of reviewing XBRL reports.
The Covid-19 crisis has prompted unprecedented, large-scale relief programmes in the US, creating new data collection needs that could benefit from the XBRL standard.
Following the UK Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC’s) recent demands for the big four audit firms to separate audit from other business practices, Deloitte has announced plans to establish an independent Audit Governance Board (AGB).
Professor Monika Kovarova-Simecek, Academic Director Economic and Financial Communications at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, recently shared her thoughts on XBRL’s role in the digital transformation of financial reporting.
Joining regulators around the world who are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on financial institutions, the Hong Kong Money Authority (HKMA) recently set out a supervisory approach designed to ensure banks build resilience to climate-related risk.
XBRL has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline – not least the expansion of structured, machine-readable data to all of Europe with next year’s ESEF mandate. However, sometimes it’s worth looking backwards to take note of successful implementations that have been humming along for some time now.