topic: ESG disclosures

Policy & Regulation
July 12, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: 'Materiality' issues raised in initial feedback to ISSB proposals

The International Sustainability Standard Board, part of international accounting standard setter IFRS, has unveiled preliminary feedback on its disclosure proposals ahead of its first board meeting in Frankfurt on...
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Opinion
June 21, 2022

Sustainability disclosures are turning into tick-box exercises

An excessive focus on ESG reporting risks derailing efforts to deliver positive environmental and social outcomes, and companies and investors should focus on internal management...
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Policy & Regulation
June 13, 2022

US SEC action against Vale likely to have greatest implications for ESG

While the US Securities and Exchange Commission has been ramping up its focus on financial firms’ ESG claims, its scrutiny of corporates will likely have...
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Sector Focus
June 1, 2022

Climate tech sector fills carbon reporting gap for smaller companies

A new generation of climate techs is creating innovative ways for businesses of all sizes to manage carbon emissions monitoring and reporting – and, ultimately,...
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Opinion
May 31, 2022

Time for companies to lobby sustainably too

Millions of consumers, employees and investors are seeking to align their purchases, jobs and investments with their values. They want transparency and a clear understanding...
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Interviews
May 19, 2022

Emmanuel Faber on emerging markets, double materiality and the link with financial reporting

The ISSB chair talks about the challenges ahead and the inevitable path towards interlinking sustainability with financial reporting. This week, the International Sustainability Standards Board...
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Policy & Regulation
May 17, 2022

Regulatory Briefing: EU’s ESG disclosures set high bar, says HSBC

The EU’s proposed sustainability reporting rules “set a high bar” and will “drive development of other frameworks globally”, according to an HSBC note following Efrag’s open consultation on the drafts....
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Data
May 16, 2022

Could mandatory disclosure standards fix carbon emissions data gap? 

Study shows that many companies are still not disclosing their carbon emissions but are relying on inaccurate estimation data. Mandatory disclosure standards could play a key role in fixing this...
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Data
May 3, 2022

ESG data provider market passes $1bn

The market for research and indices based on environmental, social and governance factors is booming – but proprietary ratings systems could face extinction, following sustained criticism. The market for ESG...
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Interviews, Policy & Regulation
March 23, 2022

Iosco's Martin Moloney on auditing ESG data

The global standard setter for the securities sector is looking at sustainable finance and, despite financial markets' general efforts, sees plenty of room for improvement. The International Organization of Securities...
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Interviews, Policy & Regulation
March 16, 2022

Understanding nature risk is an 'immense amount of work'

The Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures is proposing yet another framework to understand sustainability but its co-chair insists this will lead to a better, more harmonised reporting system. David Craig,...
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