The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is seeking input on its public consultation paper on ‘Due Process Procedures for EU Sustainability Reporting Standard-Setting,’ with comments due by 15 September 2021.
Janine Guillot, CEO of the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF), offers some clear insights in recent ‘Welcome Remarks’ on the global corporate reporting landscape, particularly the ‘building blocks’ concept.
The Group of Seven (G7) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors have issued a communiqué calling for the introduction of mandatory climate-related disclosures and endorsing international initiatives, among other concrete actions to address today’s historic challenges.
Hans Hoogervorst, outgoing Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), has offered his “Final observations of an accidental accountant” at the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Virtual Conference 2021.
In May 2021, the Financial Transparency Act (FTA) was reintroduced to the 117th United States Congress. This bill, if passed, would direct all eight major US financial regulatory agencies to implement consistent data standards for the information they collect from filers under existing securities, commodities and banking laws.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation has recently taken two further significant and concrete steps in the development of the proposed International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).
The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has launched a joint consultation, covering both the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) five-year plan and its own research.
Janine Guillot, CEO of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), has published a piece discussing the Board’s response to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) consultation on climate change disclosure, and welcoming SEC’s commitment to addressing the needs of 21st century investors in this arena.
The European Commission has written to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) inviting it to start work on drafting sustainability reporting standards, in parallel with the development of the proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).
In another great opinion piece from our Board, Mohini Singh, ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute and Treasurer of the XBRL International Board of Directors, writes in Reporting Times on ‘The need for high-quality, globally comparable international sustainability standards.’