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IFRS Foundation completes consolidation of CDSB from CDP

Further to the announcement of 3 November 2021, the CDSB has today been consolidated into the IFRS Foundation. The IFRS Foundation, CDP and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) are delighted to announce as this sets the finalization of the initial stage of the commitment made by leading investor-focused sustainability disclosure organisations CDSB and the

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8 innovations in advanced manufacturing that support enhanced ESG reporting

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues have become even more pressing for executives, boards, and policymakers. These include huge trends worldwide such as climate change, geopolitical shifts, and the continuous emergence of disruptive technologies, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Emerging opportunities such as pioneering technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing are opening up throughout

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Bloomberg’s 2022 Gender-Equality Index Shows Companies Increasingly Committed to Reporting ESG Data

418 companies with a combined market capitalization of USD16 Trillion and headquartered in 45 countries and regions are included in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), Bloomberg has this week announced. The GEI assists in transparency reporting on gender-related practices and policies at publicly-listed companies, developing environmental, social, governance (ESG) data available to investors. An

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EFRAG publishes working papers on sustainability reporting standards

Working papers on the first draft standards on sustainability reporting have been released by the Project Task Force on European Sustainability Reporting Standards (PTF-ESRS) of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). The papers depict the current state of the standard-setting work conducted by the Task Force as a result of the due diligence process

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Dow Jones Launches Sustainability Data to Optimize Global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing

Innovative, news-driven data set offers timely, transparent and tailored insights for asset managers to enhance ESG portfolio strategies The launch of Dow Jones’ sustainability data to help the global financial community understand the performance and impact of a company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices has been announced. The primary suggestion is available for asset

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Progress on sustainability standard for mining

Multi-stakeholder group to develop new Sector Standard A new GRI Sector Standard that addresses the impacts of organizations in the mining sector has been confirmed by the members of the expert project group. Mining is the next sector for which GRI is developing a reporting standard as it was announced in September 2021. The sector has

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Most companies align with SDGs – but more to do on assessing progress

Analysis of GRI reports points to progress in SDGs integration New research shows that four-in-five companies included now share a commitment in their sustainability reports to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), nevertheless fewer than half state measurable targets for how their actions contribute towards satisfying the Goals. Analysis of over 200 global companies that produced

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Timeline of European corporate reporting policy: towards mandatory and standardised reporting requirements

Based on the review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD) by the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the development of European sustainability reporting standards, sustainability reporting policy in Europe is growing at an unprecedented pace. The timeline below outlines pivotal developments ahead connected to EU corporate reporting policy: Useful resources EU legislations and preparatory

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FCA’s new rules on climate-related disclosures to help investors, clients and consumers

Two Policy Statements confirming final rules and guidance to promote better climate-related financial disclosures have been sent out by the FCA.  Market pricing and support for business, risk and capital allocation decisions will be made thanks to better corporate disclosures. Moreover, improved disclosures to clients and consumers will assist them to make more informed financial

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SASB Standards Board Announces Standard-Setting Projects on Human Capital and Marine Transportation

The outcomes of the SASB Standards Board’s public meeting have been announced. The report includes initiating two standard-setting projects, one to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion across multiple SASB Standards and the second to address Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Air Quality in the Marine Transportation Standard. “In response to robust market feedback, we are pleased