After announcing at COP26 that the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) would have a global presence, last week the Board took a step towards expanding its existing world-wide footprint by confirming that a Beijing office will open in mid-2023.
China has issued its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure standard, to take effect on 1 June 2022.
Fang Xinghai, vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) addressed the draft sustainability reporting standards issued by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in recent remarks.
We note with interest recent reports that listed companies in China are being asked to improve the effectiveness of their internal controls in financial reporting, and the quality of the information they produce.
Interesting news has recently emerged of fraudulent carbon emissions reports in China, with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment calling out four companies for doctoring or drawing misleading conclusions from carbon data.
China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has issued new rules introducing mandatory environmental disclosures for domestic enterprises.
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has released its Fintech Development Plan for 2022-2025, which seeks to guide the development of fintech and the digital transformation of finance.
A senior official from the People’s Bank of China has spoken of the imminent release of a new fintech plan, aiming to guide the stable development of the sector and accelerate digital transformation.
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has introduced new disclosure requirements for non-bank payment platforms around the reporting of major events or changes, which will come into effect at the start of September.
Following a recent consultation, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has issued additional reporting requirements for publicly listed companies, including enhanced environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures.