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China introduces new rule on mandatory environmental disclosures

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has issued new rules introducing mandatory environmental disclosures for domestic enterprises.

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IFRS Foundation seeks inaugural ISSB members

The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Trustees have begun the search for up to 11 members of the newly formed International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

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Time to deliver: ITF calls for support for the ISSB

The industry-led Impact Taskforce (ITF) – established by the G7 Presidency to examine how private capital can be mobilised at scale in support of key global sustainable development targets – has published its report, with recommendations for urgent action.

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How green is your power?

Debate on sustainability reporting in Europe continues. On 31 December, the EU Council approved the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act, part of the EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance, enabling the regulation to take effect as of 1 January this year.

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ESG reporting has joined the mainstream as standards setting begins

2021 has in many ways been the “year of ESG” – of environmental, social and governance issues – and has seen several crucially important developments, particularly in terms of sustainability reporting standards and requirements.

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EU to defer implementation of SFDR sustainability disclosures on investment products

The European Commission has announced, in a letter to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, that implementation of the second stage of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will be pushed back to 1 January 2023.

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IFAC releases vision for assurance of sustainability reporting

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has published its vision for high-quality assurance of sustainability information.

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Understanding the Asia-Pacific ESG landscape

If you are interested in learning more about sustainability rules in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region you will find a wealth of useful detail in a recent post from Intercontinental Exchange, titled ‘How Asia-Pacific regulators approach the ‘E’ of ESG.’

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EFRAG says progress on sustainability standards is on track

Those interested in the development of European sustainability reporting standards may like to get their teeth into a detailed five-month status report outlining activities and progress to-date, recently published by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).

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Interoperable standards: ESMA Chair Verena Ross emphasises international collaboration on ESG

We were very interested this week to read remarks on environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting from Verena Ross, in her first public speech since taking office as Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

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