Will the US be part of emerging consistent global sustainability standards? Remarks by John Coates, recently named acting director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), suggests that the answer might be yes, with the agency ready to play a leading role in the development of the new Sustainability Standards Board […]
Our resident mythbuster, Mohini Singh – ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute and Treasurer of the XBRL International Board of Directors – is back. This time she’s turned her attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) ideas, in a new guest post in the Taggings section of the XBRL international website.
With so much recent discussion of standards for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosure, particularly sustainability metrics, it is interesting to revisit the example of one country that is forging ahead with mandatory reporting.
This is a guest post by Mohini Singh, ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute. The demand for sustainability information continues to grow as businesses are increasingly focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Investors need it in order to assess how companies are managing these questions and the impact they have […]
Head over to the Taggings section of the XBRL International website for a guest post from Mohini Singh, ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute and Treasurer of the XBRL International Board of Directors.
Having taken into account stakeholder feedback received during its 2020 consultation, the EU is very close to finalising common rules for a set of sustainability disclosures to be made by financial sector participants.
We’ve seen a glut of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) news this week, particularly on climate disclosure, so join us for a whistle-stop tour of points of interest.
This is a guest post by Mohini Singh, ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute. At a recent XBRL US Investor Forum I spoke on a panel on ‘Standards to Manage Investment Risk’ with Mike Willis of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Council of Institutional Investors’ Jeff Mahoney, moderated by […]
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Trustees have announced their intention to produce a definitive proposal for global sustainability standards, including a roadmap with timeline, by the end of September 2021 – and the compass may point straight to the establishment of an international Sustainability Standards Board (SSB) along similar lines to the International […]
If you were a mouse would you tie a bell to the cat, or would you let someone else make it their job? The fable of “belling the cat” – wherein inaction ends in disaster for the mice – serves as starting point for Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), in her […]