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Digital from the outset: EU sustainability standards

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.

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IFRS Foundation announces strategic directions on sustainability

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.

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SASB XBRL Taxonomy now available for comment

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.

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IOSCO sees “urgent need” for sustainability standards

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has made a forceful statement in support of global sustainability reporting standards and collaboration.

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Omnibus: European Supervisory Authorities and ESG

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.

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US setting course for collaboration on ESG disclosure?

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 […]

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Sustainability disclosure rules for EU financial products and firms: Final Report and draft RTS on SFDR

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.

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IFRS Foundation: September roadmap to sustainability standard

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 […]

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Sustainability Risk is Investment Risk: clear signals on ESG from BlackRock

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 […]

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Computers are Dumb!

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.

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