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IFRS Foundation Trustees publish institutional arrangements for proposed new sustainability standards board

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation (Foundation) published on 30 april the proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Foundation to accommodate the potential formation of a new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) within the governance structure of the organisation. In addition, the Trustees have published a Feedback Statement that summarises feedback received to their consultation on sustainability reporting. All

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ESG and Human Capital Reporting: Contemplating Diversity Disclosures

Institutional investors and other stakeholders are seeking better information from public companies on workforce diversity. Company executives and boards are discussing how and what to disclose, and many observers believe the SEC will mandate further disclosures. But when it comes to disclosing Human Capital information, straightforward and satisfactory answers are elusive. For SEC-reporting companies there

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Brazil’s Central Bank Continues To Advance On Its ESG Agenda

On April 26, 2021, the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) launched a new public consultation (No. 86/2021, the “Consultation”) on a proposed regulation for mandatory disclosure of social, environmental, and climate risks by financial institutions. Climate-related risks must be disclosed in accordance with the TCFD Recommendations (“Recommendations”), including both physical and transition risks. As for

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Companies commit to SDGs collaboration

Businesses sign up to GRI forum on reporting for the SDGs A new GRI program to enhance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by making it more relevant to stakeholders has commenced, bringing together senior representatives from multiple international companies.  The Business Leadership Forum on Corporate Reporting as a Driver for Achieving the SDGs will help companies use transparency to increase their contributions to national and

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Reformulating the alphabet soup of ESG reporting

Tangible progress is, at last, being made towards establishing global standards for sustainability reporting, with implications for food manufacturers that have led the way on sustainability and those that have dragged their feet. Ben Cooper reports. As more attention returns to the climate emergency and companies face increasing investor scrutiny in relation to climate-related risk

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Gartner Says CFOs Must Embed Corporate Sustainability in Their Firms’ Investment Proposition

CFOs who improve their organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting to investors will enjoy improved access to capital, stock performance, and customer loyalty, according to Gartner, Inc. “Approximately one in 10 investors find the ESG information they are looking for in corporate disclosures,” said Stephen Adams, director in the Gartner Finance practice. “There is

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Fund managers can leverage esg related data to generate insights

Аlmost two centuries ago, gold prospectors in California set off one of the greatest rushes for wealth in history. Proponents of socially conscious investing claim fund managers will start a similar stampede when they discover that environmental, social and governance (ESG) insights can yield treasure in the form of alternative data that promise big payoffs —

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Corporate natural capital accounting – understanding challenges and pursuing standardization opportunities

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), in collaboration with Valuing Nature, launches the Corporate natural capital accounting — from building blocks to a path for standardization report, as a contribution to the EU Life funded Transparent project. To realize the ambition of a sustainable financial system and economy that allows for 9+ billion people living well,

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Data on demand: 9 ESG trends from GreenFin 21

In 2021, our world is driven by data. As the push for ESG measurement and disclosure grows, this truism is extending into the space as never before. From radical innovations in tech to systems change and social impact, several key ideas are emerging to make sense of collecting, managing and reporting ESG data. Below are

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New Practices of ESG Reporting in Digital Era

ESG reporting is a fundamental component of the entire ESG value chain. As an important communication channel with stakeholders including shareholders and investors, it serves as one of the major sources of ESG data and functions. With the growing demand for quality ESG data, tightened regulations towards ESG reporting have been applied in many Stock