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Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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12 May 2017

A summary of recent developments at Accountancy Europe, PAFA/ACOA, and the SASB.

Accountancy Europe is holding a lunch event focusing on the practical implications of the new European Directive 2014/EU/94 on non-financial and diversity information that came into force in January 2017. In particular, the 12 July 2017, free of charge event will address arising issues in the field of ESG reporting, how to best comply with the new requirements, stakeholder expectations, and what constitutes good reporting overall. Please click for more information on the Accountancy Europe website.

At the 4th African Congress of Accountants (ACOA17) the Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) announced an Integrated Reporting Committee for Africa. The Committee is an initiative by PAFA and the World Bank and its aim is to promote integrated reporting in African countries. The Committee will initially have seven member countries: Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia and South Africa. More information is available on this website.

The SASB Foundation, responsible for the funding and oversight of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), has announced the appointment of nine inaugural members to the SASB Standards Board. The members are independent experts appointed by the SASB Foundation Board of Directors to adopt the standards, review and maintain the technical agenda, make proposed updates to the standards, and have overall responsibility for the standards-setting process. Please click for the announcement on the SASB website.

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