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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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CSR Reporting in India gets an XBRL Boost

India has both made Corporate Social Responsibility activities and processes mandatory and required reporting in XBRL.

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SASB Advocates for XBRL

In its response to the SEC regarding the “Concept Release on Business and Financial Disclosure Required by Regulation S-K”, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) pushed the SEC to broaden its use of XBRL. In response to the question as to how the quality of structured disclosures can be enhanced, SASB called for the voluntary XBRL […]

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IASB to Focus on Communicating Financials

In a speech setting out priorities for his second term, IASB Chair Hans Hoogervorst outlined plans to prioritise improvements to the communications of financial statements. Of particular interest to the XBRL community will be the continuation of the Disclosure Initiative, along with a focus on digital reporting and non-financial reporting. You can read Hoogervorst’s speech here.

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Indian State Uses Structured Data to Report Crime Statistics

The Indian state of Maharashtra has begun using XBRL to generate its annual publication of crime statistics.

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Panama Papers Show Need for Transparency; Value of Structured Data

The Panama Papers case presents a fascinating case study on the challenges facing anyone looking to collect or use large amounts of data.

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Climate-related Disclosures to get a Push

The Financial Stability Board has launched an an initiative to create climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to lenders, insurers, investors, regulators and other stakeholders.

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