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A New Standard for Non-Financial Reporting

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.

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Change in the wind? Recent speeches signal IASB shift

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 […]

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Must Read: ESMA’s Maijoor on IFRS

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.

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Preventing Audit Extinction

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

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What’s Missing from Regulation S-K? 

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.

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Structured Data Can Classify Your Used Clothes

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 […]

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UK Considering Mandatory Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

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 […]

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Auditing Non-Financial Data

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 […]

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Companies Failing to Disclose Meaningful ESG Data

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.

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Digital Acceleration for IFRS

Sixty percent of financial statement data is already being consumed electronically, and this figure will continue to grow, according to International Accounting Standards Board Chairman, Hans Hoogervorst in a speech in which he outlined the importance of digital reporting amongst several other priorities.

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