India has both made Corporate Social Responsibility activities and processes mandatory and required reporting in 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 […]
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.
The Indian state of Maharashtra has begun using XBRL to generate its annual publication of crime statistics.
The Panama Papers case presents a fascinating case study on the challenges facing anyone looking to collect or use large amounts of data.
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.
Business Reporting 360° will again have a track that presents the latest research into how XBRL is being utilized. These papers shed light on current practices and paint a picture for possible applications down the road. Two emerging themes are the impact of automation on analysing narrative elements and other non-financial information in annual reports; and the role XBRL plays in […]
The use of XBRL for sustainability reporting got a boost as the World Bank has started publishing its own annual sustainability report in XBRL using the GRI Taxonomy.
The Carbon Disclosure Project has announced a public consultation period for its new 2014 Climate Change Taxonomy. The purpose of this taxonomy is to improve data quality and accessibility, align environmental reporting models with those used for financial reporting and make data consistent with other sustainability frameworks using XBRL such as the Global Reporting Initiative […]
Delegates at the International Standards of Accounting and Reporting workshop as part of the UNCTAD World Investment Forum were briefed on the benefits of XBRL in Geneva this week.The program highlighted how to address challenges in corporate reporting, social responsibility, environment protection, and corporate governance. XII Best Practices Chair Ian Hicks offered his perspective on how XBRL supports […]