As the UK continues to increase mandatory environmental disclosure requirements, Companies House and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have released a new XBRL taxonomy making it easier for firms to comply.
The EU Commission recently announced an ambitious review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive – which will include work on non-financial reporting standards. Taking into account the host of measures and expectations set out in European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis’s speech, it is likely that companies in the European Union should expect major changes in the […]
Ahead of the UN summit in Glasgow this November, Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), recently urged companies and central banks to speed up climate risk assessment and improve environmental disclosures. Speaking at the launch of the finance agenda for the UN climate summit COP26, Lagarde spelled out the serious financial risks […]
The Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recently announced a milestone of reaching more than 1,000 supporters globally – indicating a desire within a wide range of market participants to strengthen climate reporting. Increasingly, firms are accepting that climate risk is financial risk – and investor demand for high quality, comparable, accurate data on […]
Climate issues seem to be… well… hot. This week the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced a major review of how companies and auditors assess and report on the impact of climate change. The review will assess to what extent existing reporting requirements, including recommendations for companies to report in line with the TCFD framework, are […]
On Tuesday, European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis gave a speech at a key IFRS conference setting out a broad vision for the future of corporate reporting, incorporating a number of important strands for the XBRL community.
Earlier this month the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its Strategy on Sustainable Finance. The strategy sets out how ESMA will place sustainability at the core of its activities by embedding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into its work.
The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a podcast discussing their recent report, which offered some practical guidance for best practice on climate-related disclosure. The FRC found that while investors support increased disclosure on climate-related risk, companies are frequently falling behind expectations. The report drew on the TCFD framework to structure practical guidance on […]
Last week an alliance of leading stakeholders launched the ‘Future of Sustainable Data Alliance’ at the World Economic Forum. Bringing together the World Economic Forum, United Nations, the Climate Bonds Initiative, Tsinghua University, the Bank of Africa, Refitniv, and many others. This global alliance aims to accelerate the allocation of capital into sustainable investments via better […]
What will be behind the next global financial crisis? According to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), it could be climate change, which has the potential to unleash ‘extremely financially disruptive events.’ In their words — “integrating climate-related risk analysis into financial stability monitoring is particularly challenging because of the radical uncertainty associated with a […]