Items tagged with "ESG"

IOSCO calls for greater oversight and transparency in ESG ratings and data products

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.

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Understanding the Asia-Pacific ESG landscape

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.’

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EFRAG says progress on sustainability standards is on track

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).

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Interoperable standards: ESMA Chair Verena Ross emphasises international collaboration on ESG

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).

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Basel Committee consults on climate-risk principles

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a public consultation on principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks.

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Civil society wanted: EFRAG invites broader membership as it builds sustainability pillar

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.

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IFAC on sustainability information for small businesses

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.

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Singapore launches data platforms to support green finance

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.

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Avoiding the pantomime horse? Co-ordinating narrative reporting and financial statements

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.

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COP26 settles Paris Rulebook on reporting requirements

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.

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