Tim Mohin (GRI): “Why good standards – both ESG and Financial- matter”

Source: , 10 April 2019

A Financial Times article on 2 April carried sweeping claims by Hans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), that ‘greenwashing is rampant’ in sustainability reporting. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the leading independent sustainability standards body, categorically refutes >>> read more

GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting

Source: , 8 April 2019

GRI chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Following the GRI Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled >>> read more

IASB does not plan standards on sustainability reporting

Source: , 8 April 2019

Hans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), has indicated the board intends to play a role in developing climate-change related financial reporting, but will not move in to standard setting in this area. He cautioned against exaggerated >>> read more

Exchanges warn against rush to regulate sustainability reporting

Source: , 8 April 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has today responded to the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Growth and Emerging Market Committee (GEMC) consultation on ‘Sustainable Finance in Emerging Markets and the Role >>> read more

5 corporate sustainability reporting trends to watch

Source: GreenBiz, 14 March 2019

Sustainability reporting and environment, social and governance (ESG) disclosures are on the rise around the globe — we’ve seen increased regulation in Asia, it has become expected practice in Europe, and investors in the United States are increasingly using this information >>> read more