The EU Commission recently announced an ambitious review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive – which will include work on non-financial reporting standards. Taking into account the host of measures and expectations set out in European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis’s speech, it is likely that companies in the European Union should expect major changes in the […]
A recent report from Accountancy Europe sets out an articulate and ambitious plan to cut through the noise of non-financial reporting initiatives with a global, interconnected reporting standard.
Recent IFRS speeches indicate a new willingness to better integrate IFRS reporting with additional non-financial reporting metrics that have developed out of changing investor needs. Technology means we have seen a dramatic shift in the importance of intangible assets, reducing the relevance of the traditional balance sheet. Demand from investors for sustainability reporting is on […]
ESMA Chair Steven Maijoor’s speech underlined the importance of IFRS going forward and described the expected impact of structured (ESEF) data in Inline XBRL for users and regulators alike. He also urged policy makers to focus on standardisation of ESG disclosures.
PCAOB Board Member J. Robert Brown’s speech at Data Amplified has now been published on the Audit Regulator’s website. Mr Brown urges regulators and the audit profession alike to consider the impact of potential irrelevance
On August 8 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposed amendment, the Modernization of Regulation S-K, which aims to revise and modernise Regulation S-K, which governs a host of non-financial disclosures by US registrants.
How is structured data used outside of the reporting realm? A blog post from Ebay this week demonstrates how structured data comes in useful across various fields – and can even be put to use sorting out the contents of your garage. Ebay has 1.3 billion listings worldwide – an awful lot of very varied […]
Under a proposed new Green Finance Strategy announced this week the UK Government expects listed companies and large asset owners to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses from 2022. The Treasury is considering the most effective way of ensuring that this disclosure happens, including, if necessary, requiring mandatory disclosure. The Green Finance […]
For audit and accounting to build truly useful advisory services, they need to focus on more than just financial data, suggests a blogpost on the Accountancy Europe site. Wesley Shulte, from Finext, argues that moving beyond financial data will allow auditors and accountants to create valuable assessments for companies – for example, by auditing human […]
The Alliance for Corporate Transparency project has assessed over 100 European companies to analyse how effectively they are disclosing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact information required by the EU Non-financial Reporting (NFR) Directive.