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IASB proposals on management commentary reflect broader approach to reporting

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published a proposed comprehensive framework for the preparation of management commentaries. The new framework is intended to reflect changes and innovations in the corporate reporting landscape, and better meet the information needs of today’s investors.

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EY survey offers insights into future of reporting

EY has published the results of its ‘2020 EY Global Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) corporate reporting survey,’ with a number of interesting insights into how the reporting landscape is changing. It is based on responses from more than 1,000 CFOs, financial controllers and other senior finance leaders.

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Wes Bricker on capturing intangibles

‘The Unbalanced Balance Sheet: Make Intangibles Count’ features in Accountancy Today this week. As Wes – who is Vice Chair – US and Mexico Assurance Leader at PwC and Chair of XBRL International’s Board of Directors – discusses, intangible assets such as brands, technology and customer relationships go unrecognised on balance sheets.

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Combating climate change

Can central banks combat climate change? During a recent speech at the European Banking Congress,  Jens Weidman, the President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements, outlined the role central banks can – and cannot – play in moving towards a greener future.

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EFRAG updates on Non-Financial Standards

Regular readers of this newsletter may remember that recently the European Commission (EC) tasked EFRAG with exploring possible EU non-financial reporting standards that could form part of a revised Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD).

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The Route to reliable Non-Financial Information

To achieve the world’s current carbon-neutral goals, we need high-quality non-financial data in order to assess businesses’ impact on environmental and social matters.

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SASB senses a change in the wind

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB’s) standards have long helped facilitate the analysis of comparable, consistent, and reliable sustainability data by providing a common language for disclosing sustainability information. Until now, the standards have lacked an accompanying taxonomy.

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IFRS considers setting Sustainability Standards

Following growing support for global non-financial standards, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation has published a consultation paper to formally assess the demand for sustainability standards, and gauge support for the Foundation’s role in developing them.

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Sustainability Frameworks collaborate for comprehensive Reporting

Long-time readers of this newsletter will know that one of the major issues holding sustainability reporting back has been the excessive proliferation of confusing and sometimes overlapping disclosure frameworks.

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Momentum for Non-Financial Standards builds

Climate change poses complex risks for financial systems that regulators don’t yet fully understand. In order to properly assess how physical risks and transition risks will interact with each other and other economic vulnerabilities, we need good quality, standardised non-financial data. 

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