The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), to amend and replace the current Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).
On 17 April 2021, Gary Gensler was sworn into office as a Member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which he joins as Chair. He was nominated for the post by President Joe Biden early in the year, and confirmed by the US Senate on 14 April.
If you’re following developments in the international efforts to develop global environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting standards and a Sustainability Standards Board (SSB), you may be interested in a recent interview in ESG Investor on ‘Making Climate Data Comparable’ with Ashley Alder, Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) have published joint research exploring the experiences of companies using both sets of standards.
With the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) now in force since 10 March 2021, Workiva – XBRL software provider and XBRL International sustaining partner – have some valuable insights on SFDR, its implications for business, and the development of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a letter to CEOs in support of the organisations working to achieve a globally accepted set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting standards, particularly the creation of a Sustainability Standards Board (SSB) being led by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation.
Following a 2020 consultation, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has decided to introduce new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting requirements.
The UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a consultation on mandatory disclosures in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Trustees have set up a working group to accelerate convergence in global sustainability reporting standards focused on enterprise value and to prepare for a potential international Sustainability Standards Board (SSB), representing a watershed in their ongoing progress.
What do investors want to know about how their cash is contributing to environmental objectives, and how should that information be reported?