Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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22 Nov, 2017

A summary of recent developments at IASB, GRI/CSR Europe/Accountancy Europe, and CDP.

A new project Management commentary (Wider corporate reporting) has been added to the IASB's agenda. The aim of the project is to review and update the Management Commentary Practice Statement issued in 2010 to help address the lack of alignment and integration between wider corporate reporting and financial reporting.

An Accountancy Europe hosted event this afternoon will see the launch of a new publication Policy & Reporting: Member State Implementation of the Directive 2014/95/EU, developed by CSR Europe and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) with the support of Accountancy Europe. The publication provides a high-level overview of the similarities and differences in national transposition of the Directive across Europe – including scope, reporting features, auditor’s involvement and fines. The event will also feature a panel discussion What role does the non-financial reporting play in the future of corporate reporting? More information is available here (please scroll down to the Wednesday, 22 November, 16:00-18:30 event.)

GRI also announces that Eric Hespenheide, former Deloitte Partner, has been appointed as the Chairman of the GRI Board of Directors, effective 1 January 2018. The press release is available here.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released to national editions of its 2017 Climate Change report analysing data disclosed by companies. Please click through for the individual reports on the CDP website:

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