BlackRock backs harmonising sustainability reporting rules

Source: Reuters, 14 October 2020

(Reuters) – BlackRock BLK.N, the world’s biggest asset manager, said it supports harmonising sustainability accounting rules and standards globally so investors can better track how companies are transitioning to a lower-carbon economy. Sandy Boss, head of investment stewardship overseeing the >>> read more

The Sustainability Board Report 2020​

Source: The Sustainability Board Report, 6 October 2020

The Sustainability Board Report aims to showcase different dimensions of good corporate governance and the importance of sustainable corporate leadership. The 2019 Report found that, despite significant variation in the quality and quantity of sustainability reporting, including across regions, there >>> read more

SASB and GRI Launch Survey to Gather Feedback From Reporters

Source: SASB, 6 October 2020

Following the launch of a collaborative workplan between Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the standard-setters are working together to develop materials that show how the two sets of reporting standards can be used together. This project, >>> read more

Leading banks and companies join UK, French, Swiss and Peruvian governments in effort to set up a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures

Source: Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), 28 September 2020

Efforts to establish a Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) have today passed an important milestone with the announcement of an Informal Working Group (IWG) comprising some of the world’s biggest banks, investors and companies, as well as governments >>> read more

A response to the WEF and Big 4

Source: , 28 September 2020

Once upon a time there was a glimmer of hope that accountants could save the planet. The motivation for this report is unclear and expressed differently in different parts. But it is not going to save the planet. Stakeholder Capitalism >>> read more

Accountancy Europe welcomes cooperation by sustainability reporting bodies

Source: Accountancy Europe, 25 September 2020

Accountancy Europe says: “A crucial step towards global standards for non-financial information (NFI) reporting: that’s how we view the joint statement that CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC and SASB issued on 11 September 2020″. This is an unprecedented and much awaited move towards cooperation by the 5 leading global organisations on sustainability and integrated reporting. We >>> read more