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  • IFRS Foundation Trustees announce working group for global sustainability reporting standards

    The IFRS Foundation have announced today that they will form a working group to accelerate convergence in global sustainability reporting standards focused on enterprise value. The first meeting of the working group is expected to take place in April 2021. The working group will be chaired by the IFRS Foundation and include participation by: ·       International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) ·       Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) ·       The V

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    Next week in the ESG Events Calendar: Biden and Water.

    Over in the calendar section you can find a selection of upcoming events from around the web. On Monday the TCDF are hosting a seminar on Water-related financial reporting which examines CDSB's application guidance for water-related financial disclosure. In addition to exploring the practicalities of water-related financial disclosure with case studies the TCFD are promising a prize to the winner of their quiz! Also on Monday a particularly relevant session (for those of us following l

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    SEC testing support for cooperation with the IFRS Foundation's Sustainability Standards Initiative?

    In an earlier post Hurdles to overcome on path to an IFRS Sustainability Board we noted that: “Six months ago, no US financial regulator would risk the wrath of Trump by talking about climate change.  Today, the Biden administration is determined to provide global leadership in climate policy.  What does that mean for sustainability reporting? Will the US get behind an international, multilateral solution... or will it see sustainability reporting as something that the US needs to have dire

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    Next week in the ESG Events Calendar: This time Wednesday is the day!

    Over in the calendar section you can find a selection of upcoming events from around the web. This coming week everything is happening on Wednesday! Responsible investor are hosting a webinar titled "ESG Investor Insights series - A Teach-in with investors: Investor Engagement". The session will address the questions: What does investor engagement shareholder activism and stewardship actually mean? What is the business case for doing so, and what outcomes are investors really seeking?

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    Mixed reactions to the recent IFRS Trustees' announcement regarding sustainability standards

    On Monday the IFRS Trustees announced the strategic direction of an International Sustainability Standards Board. As we discussed the four key principles they announced were:  Investor focus Climate focus Build on existing frameworks Building blocks approach The announcement has been widely reported and today we thought we would briefly look at some key responses. We can start with a tweet from Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of England and now U

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    IFRS Foundation Trustees announce strategic direction and further steps for sustainability reporting

    The IFRS Trustees have announced the strategic direction of an International Sustainability Standards Board. Investor focus for enterprise value: the new board would focus on information that is material to the decisions of investors, lenders and other creditors. Climate focus initially: due to the urgent need for better information about climate-related matters, the new board would initially focus its efforts on climate-related reporting, while also working towards meeting the in

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