Will the US be part of emerging consistent global sustainability standards? Remarks by John Coates, recently named acting director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), suggests that the answer might be yes, with the agency ready to play a leading role in the development of the new Sustainability Standards Board […]
Having taken into account stakeholder feedback received during its 2020 consultation, the EU is very close to finalising common rules for a set of sustainability disclosures to be made by financial sector participants.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Trustees have announced their intention to produce a definitive proposal for global sustainability standards, including a roadmap with timeline, by the end of September 2021 – and the compass may point straight to the establishment of an international Sustainability Standards Board (SSB) along similar lines to the International […]
It may only be mid-January, but the signs are stacking up that 2021 will without a doubt be a year of change in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) arena. In early January, asset management giant BlackRock announced its expanded stewardship expectations and proxy voting guidelines for 2021. The updates send a strong signal to […]
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation consultation on sustainability standards drew to a close recently, with almost 500 responses filed. Among them was XBRL International’s response on behalf of the wider XBRL community.
Investors need high-quality, comparable environmental data that captures intangibles and is aligned with financial reporting. That’s the conclusion of Christian Dreyer, a leading analyst and independent investor and until recently the CEO of CFA Society Switzerland.
2020 saw significant momentum build for non-financial (sustainability) standards. The year kicked off with a paper from Accountancy Europe proposing that a new sustainability standards board be launched under the auspices of the IFRS Foundation, and ended with the IFRS consulting on just that.
Following the recent announcement that the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is converting its 77 standards into an XBRL taxonomy, XBRL US and SASB held a webinar this week to dive into the practicalities of digital sustainability reporting.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued finalised Environmental Risk Management Guidelines for banks.
This week the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a supportive response to the IFRS Foundation’s consultation on establishing a new Sustainability Standards Board (SSB).