Following recent news that the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) was voted into EU law by the European Parliament, this week the Council of the European Union has given the directive the final green light.
Securities regulators and policy makers right around the world are pushing towards new mandatory ESG (or sustainability disclosures) for companies in markets large and small. The majority firmly intend that these new broader kinds of corporate reports will be digital.
This week the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) reached a major milestone, releasing the first set of (almost) final draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRSs). Their publication follows a public consultation this summer.
The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) made several appointments to its governance structure this week, completing both the Financial Reporting Board (FRB) with the appointment of Wolf Klinz as chair, and the Sustainability Reporting Board (SRB) with Patrick de Cambourg appointed as chair.
A recent report by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) found inconsistency and incomparability in existing climate-related reporting. The report’s conclusions strongly support the global movement towards improved climate-related disclosure.
Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Chairperson Madhabi Puri Buch addressed XBRL Asia Round Table in Mumbai, describing the Indian securities regulator’s approach to transparency as disclosure driven, but with the needs of users firmly in mind.
At the XBRL Asia Round Table yesterday in Mumbai we were able to share some initial work on the new Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting mandate that SEBI (the Securities and Exchange Board of India) is introducing next year.
During a busy week at COP27 the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) announced that CDP will incorporate the ISSB’s Climate-related Disclosures Standard (IFRS S2) into its global environmental disclosure questionnaires.
In another step forward for sustainability reporting at COP27, the Climate Data Steering Committee (CDSC) announced their final recommendations for the Net-Zero Data Public Utility (NZDPU or Utility). The accompanying white paper lays out the key challenges ahead and highlights the foundational data that will be required for a successful launch.
Four years since the process to replace the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) began, last week the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament voted by a landslide (525 votes in favour) to adopt the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) into EU law.