Regulators today collect a wealth of information on companies to help keep capital markets safe, however, not all that data is relevant for the average investor. This summer the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed an overhaul of disclosures aimed at shareholders, designed to make them more accessible and useful for retail investors.
Early in August the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final draft technical standards on disclosure and reporting on MREL and TLAC.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has emphasised the need for standardised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures in its response to the European Commission’s (EC’s) consultation on the renewed sustainable finance strategy.
The European Banking Authority recently published its final draft Implementing Technical Standards (ITS) on Pillar 3 disclosures and supervisory reporting.
This week the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) published draft details of their XBRL disclosure project, calling for feedback and comment from relevant stakeholders. The Foundations Project obliges entities and agencies subject to the JSC’s control to solely disclose information in XBRL format via a new online system. Designed to keep pace with international regulatory standards […]
Adrian Orr, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, underlined why the Bank believes mandatory disclosure of climate risk is essential for preserving financial stability at a recent virtual roundtable. Financial stability requires all relevant risks to be adequately identified and priced. Climate change presents a direct and material risk to financial stability – […]
A recent article in the Financial Times neatly pinpoints an underlying problem with sustainability reporting: the proliferation of frameworks that threaten to overwhelm investors and reporters. Companies are increasingly responding to investor demand for more environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, however, with so many competing frameworks – such as the GRI, SASB, TCFD and […]
Calcbench recently published a three-part blog scouring restaurant sector disclosures to discover the data-based story of how much harm the pandemic has caused. Of course, we don’t necessarily need to dig into disclosures to ascertain that restaurant sales went off a cliff in March as lockdowns started to come into force across the US and […]
As we underlined in a recent comment letter responding to Accountancy Europe’s proposals for non-financial standard setting, for reporting standards to be useful they should be global. So it’s welcome news that this week the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) have launched the Portuguese translation of its recommendations, designed to encourage a stronger […]
Should the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) do away with tables consisting of information that can be compiled elsewhere? This week CFA Institute’s Mohini Singh, ACA, outlines the CFA and Council of Institutional Investor’s arguments against some of the SEC’s proposed updates to Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A). Their response highlights that although many of […]