Understanding the value of transparency and accountability

Source: , 2 July 2019

The world’s leading financial and non-financial corporate reporting frameworks have the same common foundations, based on the key objectives of transparency and accountability, according to a position paper published by the framework providers. The position paper sets out the seven >>> read more

Increase in E&S Disclosure from 2018 to 2019 in SEC Filings

Source: White & Case, 28 June 2019

In light of the increased spotlight on environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) disclosures, White & Case’s Public Company Advisory Group conducted a survey of environmental and social (“E&S”) disclosures in the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings of the top >>> read more

IIRC Chief Executive Richard Howitt stepping down

Source: , 20 June 2019

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is today, 20 June 2019, announcing that its Chief Executive Officer Richard Howitt is stepping down with effect from 21 June 2019 after nearly three years’ service. Barry Melancon, IIRC Board Chair, said: “I >>> read more

Second TCFD Status Report Shows Steady Increase in TCFD Adoption

Source: TCFD, 5 June 2019

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published its 2019 Status Report to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) today. The TCFD’s second status report provides an overview of disclosure practices aligned with the Task Force’s recommendations between 2016 and 2018. The >>> read more

NASDAQ launches global ESG Reporting Guide for companies

Source: , 3 June 2019

Nasdaq announced recently the launch of its new global environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting guide to support public and private companies. The 2019 ESG Reporting Guide includes the latest third-party reporting methodologies widely adopted by the industry, and aims to >>> read more