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Council gives final green light to corporate sustainability reporting directive

The Council gave its final approval to the corporate sustainability reporting directive (CSRD). Companies will soon be required to publish detailed information on sustainability matters, thus, increasing a company’s accountability, prevent differing sustainability standards, and facilitate the switch to a sustainable economy. The new rules will make more businesses accountable for their impact on society and will

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Federal Council brings ordinance on mandatory climate disclosures for large companies into force as of 1 January 2024

The Federal Council has adopted the implementing ordinance on climate disclosures for large Swiss companies which will come into force as of 1 January 2024. Openness and clarity from large companies’ activities on their climate impact is fundamental for markets to function well and for climate sustainability in the financial sector.  As of today, Switzerland

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ICE TCFD Solution Provides Greater Transparency Into Carbon Emissions for Asset Managers and Institutional Investors

Launch of a new service to help asset managers and other financial institutions comply with Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) requirements has been announced by the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology and market infrastructure. Many leading regulatory bodies throughout North America, Europe and Asia have adopted

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New G&A Institute Research Shows Sustainability Reporting by Largest U.S. Public Companies Reached All-Time Highs in 2021

96% of S&P 500® Companies and 81% of Russell 1000® Companies Published ESG Reports; SASB Became Most Used Reporting Standard  The findings of Governance & Accountability Institute, a leading consulting firm on corporate sustainability and ESG, have announced their 2022 Sustainability Reporting in Focus research on companies in the S&P 500® Index and the Russell

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Ipieca sustainability reporting survey 2022 results now available

The latest trends in the sustainability reporting practices of Ipieca member companies have been released in the company’s annual Ipieca sustainability reporting survey. These results give an insight into modern practices, developing trends, allow companies to learn from their peers, recognise widely used performance indicators, and improve industry communication around sustainability issues. The outcomes also cover

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Ten years of Reporting Matters: reflecting on a decade and gearing up for the future 

This year’s Reporting matters 2022 report depicts what corporate sustainability reporting has achieved over the past decade and the developments in reporting that can assist systems transformation — celebrating the ten years since its inception. For this special edition, Reporting matters 2022 pays close attention to what reporting has achieved over the past decade, but equally how

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TCFD Report Finds Steady Increase in Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Since 2017

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has published its 2022 Status Report – five years since the Task Force published its final recommendations – assessing developments and progress during that time. Reports of over 1,400 companies from eight industries and five regions were assessed, to better understand current climate-related financial disclosure practices and

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IOSCO encourages standard-setters’ work on assurance of sustainability-related corporate reporting

Both the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) have been noted by the IOSCO for their endeavours regarding assurance of sustainability-related corporate reporting, as stakeholders are constantly looking for such assurance, whether on a voluntary basis or to meet regulatory requirements. The work from the

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Business and Finance community respond to the proposed IFRS sustainability disclosure standards

Statements of support for the proposed IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards have been signed by several leading global figures, including 86 Chief Financial Officers and institutional investors representing more than £620 billion in assets. The statements welcome the role of the IFRS and the suggestions, but additionally ask them to revisit as well as further enhance

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Quality data is crucial to accelerate progress on the SDGs

New resource from GRI and UN Global Compact to spearhead global momentum on SDGs reporting Greater multi-stakeholder action is essential to achieve the Global Goals as this year marks the midpoint in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A new publication offers the most comprehensive inventory to support companies report on progress, based on international