Items tagged with "Sustainability"

Empowering boards to embrace sustainability obligations practical guidance

Accountancy Europe, ecoDa, and ECIIA have jointly issued a guidance document to assist boards in integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into their business models. It comes in response to the growing demand from stakeholders, regulators, and policymakers for enhanced sustainability performance and transparency from companies.

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SEC’s climate disclosure rule delayed with investor support for scope 3 reporting

In a “fireside chat” last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, Gary Gensler, refrained from confirming the release date of the pending US climate disclosure rule, indicating further delays, possibly into 2024.

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Switzerland to introduce labelling and disclosure rules for sustainable investment products

Switzerland’s Federal Department of Finance (FDF) is set to propose rules which will involve regulating the use of labels like ‘sustainable,’ ‘green,’ or ‘ESG’ on financial products.

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Charting progress: FSB’s 2023 report on climate-related disclosures

As we pass key milestones in climate reporting, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) presents its 2023 Progress Report, highlighting substantial advances made since October 2022.

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Brazil charts path to mandatory adoption of ISSB sustainability standards

The Brazilian Ministry of Finance and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários, CVM) have unveiled plans to integrate the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards into Brazil’s regulatory framework.

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SASB standards get a global facelift: a step towards enhanced international applicability

In the ever-evolving landscape of sustainability reporting, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has been making crucial refinements to their standards, aimed at bolstering their international relevance.

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Connecting across standards: Proposed best practices on digital sustainability disclosures now available

Another highlight at Data Amplified 2023 was the launch of XBRL International’s updated microsite on planning and implementing digital sustainability reporting using XBRL.

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California enacts first mandatory climate disclosure law in the US

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom has signed two landmark climate-disclosure bills, SB 253 and SB 261, into law, effective on companies from 2026.

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Powering up: FERC’s overhaul of the uniform system of accounts

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved an update to the Uniform System of Accounts to better reflect the energy industry’s changing landscape.

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Looking to the future of sustainability reporting: alignment, comparability and digital thinking

Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair of the ISSB, recently gave an overview of developments in sustainability reporting. Looking to the future, she acknowledged the importance of digital reporting in interoperability.

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