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]
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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, 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]
Five framework- and standard-setting institutions have come together to make a commitment to working towards a comprehensive corporate reporting system for ESG standards. GRI, SASB, CDP and CDSB set the frameworks and standards for sustainability disclosure, including climate-related reporting, along with the TCFD recommendations. In September 2020, the group published a statement of intent. In […more]
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Asset Management Advisory Committee published on December 1, 2020, the potential recommendations of its ESG (Environmental Social Governance) Subcommittee which focused on the adoption of standards for disclosures from issuers and for ESG investment products: Recommendations Regarding Issuer Disclosure of ESG Risks: The SEC should require the adoption of standards […more]
Hear from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Wells Fargo Asset Management, Novo Nordisk and Telefonica, about the value of machine-readable ESG data for investment decisions.
The Investment Company Institute (ICI) published in July 2020 a report on “Funds’ Use of ESG Integration and Sustainable Investing Strategies: An Introduction”. ICI established an ESG Working Group to review and address how funds describe ESG integration and sustainable investing strategies. The group determined that it would be good practice for funds to use […more]