Banks’ ability to carry out climate change related stress tests could be vastly improved by standardisation of corporate ESG risk disclosures, according to a new report published by Fitch Ratings.
This is a guest post by Mohini Singh, ACA, Director Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute. Originally published here. Currently, many jurisdictions around the world require public companies to produce financial reports using XBRL. The myth that blockchain could replace XBRL in the production of financial information is incorrect. Blockchain is not a data standard. […]
Following the recent announcement that the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is working with PwC to develop an XBRL taxonomy, Wes Bricker, vice chair of PwC US and Mexico and Vice Chair of XBRL International’s Board of Directors, recently spoke about XBRL, standards and sustainability at a PwC event.
Open standards for digital data exchange are key for keeping e-invoicing and e-procurement safe and sustainable, says Annemieke Toersen, senior IT standards advisor at the Netherland’s Standardisation Forum.
This week IFRS Foundation Trustee Teresa Ko underlined why she thinks that the IFRS’ history of good governance and transparency makes it an ideal base for a new Sustainability Standards Board.
Ann Tarca, who has been on the International Accounting Standards Board since 2017, provided some insights into the Foundation’s work and future plans around the IFRS Taxonomy during a recent interview with Toppan Merrill’s Dimensions.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB’s) standards have long helped facilitate the analysis of comparable, consistent, and reliable sustainability data by providing a common language for disclosing sustainability information. Until now, the standards have lacked an accompanying taxonomy.
Following growing support for global non-financial standards, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation has published a consultation paper to formally assess the demand for sustainability standards, and gauge support for the Foundation’s role in developing them.
In order for financial firms to properly take climate change risks and opportunities into account they need comparable, standardised data. Measuring carbon emissions would be a simple, effective and material place to start monitoring the climate impact of the businesses financial firms invest in.
Long-time readers of this newsletter will know that one of the major issues holding sustainability reporting back has been the excessive proliferation of confusing and sometimes overlapping disclosure frameworks.