Items tagged with "ESG"

ESG Reporting for Investors

Establishing a framework to standardize, and automate the processing of, corporate sustainability data is imperative to provide needed information to investors, researchers and policy setters who need access to timely, consistent, accurate data for decision-making.


SEC Request for Comment on Climate Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission published a speech from Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee, titled “A Climate for Change: Meeting Investor Demand for Climate and ESG Information at the SEC”. In her speech, the SEC Chair references an SEC Request for Comment on Climate Disclosure which includes a list of detailed questions covering topics […more]


SEC Acting Director of Corporation Finance Speech on ESG Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today published a speech from Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance John Coates on “ESG Disclosures –  Keeping Pace with Developments Affecting Investors, Public Companies and the Capital Markets” in which he addressed the relevance of ESG disclosures. Below are excerpts from his speech: On Considerations for […more]


SEC Creates Climate and ESG Task Force in Division of Enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of a Climate and ESG Task Force in the Division of Enforcement. The focus of the task force, which will be led by Kelly Gibson, Acting Deputy Director of Enforcement, will be to proactively identify ESG-related misconduct. The initial focus will be to identify any material […more]


SEC Publishes 2021 Examination Priorities with Greater Focus on Climate Risk

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published their 2021 Examination Priorities which include a greater focus on climate-related risks. The release included a quote from the SEC’s Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee: “This year, the Division is enhancing its focus on climate and ESG-related risks by examining proxy voting policies and practices to ensure voting […more]


SASB Announces Public Review of XBRL Taxonomy

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced the start of a 60-day (through April 22) public review of their XBRL Taxonomy. They are soliciting feedback about various technical and usage aspects of the taxonomy. Materials available through the public review include the Draft Taxonomy, Preparer Guide, and Sample XBRL Instance Document, as well as guides […more]


House Financial Services Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Climate Change and Social Responsibility

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets hearing on “Climate Change and Social Responsibility: Helping Corporate Boards and Investors Make Decisions for a Sustainable World“, features testimony from: Andy Green, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress Heather McTeer Toney, Environmental Justice Liaison, Environmental Defense Fund and Senior Advisor, […more]


Five ESG Myths Busted!

In a recent blog post, Mohini Singh,  ACA, Director of Financial Reporting Policy at CFA Institute, points out that “.. demand for sustainability information continues to grow as businesses are increasingly focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Investors need it in order to assess how companies are managing these questions and the impact […more]


New SEC Position Announced: Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the appointment of Satyam Khanna in a new role as Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG in the office of Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee. This new SEC position will focus on advising the agency on environmental, social, and governance matters, and to advance new initiatives across the […more]


XBRL International Comments on IFRS Foundation Sustainability Reporting Consultation Paper

XBRL International, on behalf of all 19 national jurisdictions, submitted a comment letter to the IFRS Foundation providing input to their Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting. The Foundation received 361 comment letters.   The XII letter supported the proposed creation of a Sustainability Standards Board (SSB) which was outlined in the consultation paper. The XII letter […more]