Jean-Paul Servais, Vice Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and Chair of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Monitoring Board, recently explored why IOSCO believes in the IFRS Foundation Trustees’ sustainability initiative and how IOSCO will support it.
A global sustainability standards setter is firmly on the way. The Trustees of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation have opened a consultation on proposed amendments to the Foundation’s constitution.
In remarks to the Institute of International Finance on 21 April, US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen laid out the Treasury’s ‘whole-of-government’ approach to climate change, and emphasised the importance of disclosure.
In an interview with ESG Investor, Patrick de Cambourg, Chair of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) task force charged with developing non-financial standards, has said Europe could have sustainability reporting standards within 18 months.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published a consultation on proposed amendments to IAS 21, ‘The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates,’ the standard setting out the exchange rate a company should use to report foreign currency transactions or a foreign operation’s results in a different currency.
If you’re following developments in the international efforts to develop global environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting standards and a Sustainability Standards Board (SSB), you may be interested in a recent interview in ESG Investor on ‘Making Climate Data Comparable’ with Ashley Alder, Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) have published joint research exploring the experiences of companies using both sets of standards.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is seeking feedback on its priorities for the next five years – marking the third time it has consulted the public to create its work plan.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has published a letter to CEOs in support of the organisations working to achieve a globally accepted set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting standards, particularly the creation of a Sustainability Standards Board (SSB) being led by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Trustees have set up a working group to accelerate convergence in global sustainability reporting standards focused on enterprise value and to prepare for a potential international Sustainability Standards Board (SSB), representing a watershed in their ongoing progress.