The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has published a comprehensive report with observations and recommendations relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and data product providers.
If you are interested in learning more about sustainability rules in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region you will find a wealth of useful detail in a recent post from Intercontinental Exchange, titled ‘How Asia-Pacific regulators approach the ‘E’ of ESG.’
Those interested in the development of European sustainability reporting standards may like to get their teeth into a detailed five-month status report outlining activities and progress to-date, recently published by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).
We were very interested this week to read remarks on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting from Verena Ross, in her first public speech since taking office as Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a public consultation on principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks.
The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is creating a new sustainability reporting pillar within its governance structure, alongside its existing financial reporting pillar, and as part of this process is therefore seeking new EFRAG Member Organisations.
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has recently published a report highlighting the benefits of measuring, using and reporting sustainability information for small businesses and their advisers.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced that it will pilot four interoperable digital platforms to address the financial sector’s need for good data on sustainability.
We enjoyed a recent item in Financial Director, reporting on concerns from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). It has found that climate and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments outlined in narrative and financial reporting do not always match.
Among the notable decisions emerging from the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, and likely to exert an important influence on corporate reporting, was a final agreement on the Paris Rulebook.