The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published two milestone reports. They set out recommendations to the European Commission (EC) on the development of EU sustainability reporting standards and on changes to EFRAG’s governance and funding if it were to expand its remit to non-financial standards.
In their latest update on the development of international sustainability reporting standards and the establishment of a Sustainability Standards Board (SSB), the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation Trustees have announced their views on strategic direction for the board.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has published its new SASB XBRL Taxonomy, now out for public comment. We encourage all with an interest in XBRL and the future of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting to submit feedback by 3 May 2021.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has made a forceful statement in support of global sustainability reporting standards and collaboration.
This week has seen several substantial news items from Europe on sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, so we’re bringing you a roundup here.
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 […]