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

Corporate Reporting on the SDGs: Mapping a Sustainable Future

Source: , 7 March 2019

PIMCO recently conducted a study on the quality of reporting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for more than 240 corporate and financial issuers. The SDGs are a globally agreed sustainable development framework consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets to >>> read more

IAASB seeking views on extended external reporting assurance

Source: , 4 March 2019

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) is seeking feedback on progress in developing draft guidance in the first phase of a project to develop guidelines for assurance on extended external reporting (EER) The IAASB is consulting on its >>> read more