The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has proposed a Sustainability Disclosure Taxonomy. The proposal addresses a taxonomy for the disclosure requirements in IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 to facilitate digital reporting of sustainability-related financial information. Comments are due September 26, 2023.
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has issued the first of their new sustainability disclosure standards. The goal is to provide a single, global baseline of sustainability disclosures to enhance the providing of disclosures. This blog reviews S1, General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information, which were issued this past Monday.
COSO has issued a nonauthoritative report on how organizations can leverage the 17 principles and 81 points of focus in COSO 2013 to sustainability reporting. The report provides examples and illustrative case studies to demonstrate how to leverage the internal control framework for a sustainability focus.
This week marked a major consolidation in the ESG standard setting arena. The IFRS Foundation completed its consolidation of the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF). The IFRS Foundation is the parent entity to the IASB who writes IFRS. It will now also be the parent to the new International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) which is working to develop a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures for the capital markets and will leverage the resources of the VRF as part of this consolidation.
The SEC has proposed new environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and disclosure requirements for public companies. For larger companies, it would also include an attestation requirement regarding greenhouse gas disclosures. Comments are due 30 days after publication in the Federal Register, or May 20, whichever is later.