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EC stakeholder event on non-financial disclosures

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Towards comprehensive corporate reporting
11 Sep 2020
Five internationally significant framework- and standard-setting institutions (CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC, and SASB) have published a statement of intent to work together towards a comprehensive corporate reporting system.
European Lab announces members of its task force on possible EU non-financial reporting standards
07 Sep 2020
The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has published a list of the members of a new project task force on preparatory work for the elaboration of possible EU non-financial reporting standards.
Summary of responses to the EC consultation on the revision of the NFRD
29 Jul 2020
In February 2020, the European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation on a revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). A summary of responses is now available on the EC website. However, the summary ignores the many calls the consultation elicited for global standard-setting as opposed to regional standard-setting in non-financial reporting.
IFAC calls on G20 leaders to strengthen reporting in their long-term recovery from COVID-19
21 Jul 2020
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has called on G20 leaders to strengthen commitments to sustainability, transparency, integrity, regulatory consistency, and global collaboration.
ESMA, EBA reiterate that IFRSs do not hamper sustainable investment behaviour
17 Jul 2020
In April 2020, the European Commission (EC) published a consultation on a renewed sustainable finance strategy and in that context tried to reopen the debate on whether IFRS rules hinder sustainable investment behaviour despite contrary findings from the Fitness Check on the EU framework for public reporting by companies in 2018, corresponding analyses by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) following the Fitness Check, and the European Banking Authority (EBA) report on undue short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations.
EFRAG to undertake preparatory work for possible EU non-financial reporting standards
03 Jul 2020
In February 2020, the European Commission (EC) launched an initiative to review the European Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). One of the aspects of the review looks at whether to mandate the use of a common set of non-financial reporting standards and whether these should be especially developed European standards. The EC has now sent two letters to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) asking it to undertake preparatory work for the possible elaboration of such standards.
Responses to the EC consultation on the revision of the NFRD show desire for global standard-setting in this area
15 Jun 2020
In February 2020, the European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation on a revision of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). Among the proposals included in the consultation document was the suggestion that an EU standard-setter could be installed that would set European non-financial reporting standards.
WICI consults on communicating value creation from intangibles
10 Jun 2020
The World Intellectual Capital/Assets Initiative (WICI) has published an exposure draft of 'Setting a New Agenda for CFOs — Understanding the role of Intangibles in Value Creation'. The guidance is aimed at facilitating CFOs and other finance professionals to manage and report intangibles in the context of their organisation’s value creation.
EC review of the NFRD postponed by three months
27 May 2020
In February 2020, the European Commission (EC) launched an initiative to review the European Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). The COVID-19 pandemic has now led to changes in the timetable.
European Union formally adopts IFRS 3 amendments regarding the definition of a business
22 Apr 2020
The European Union has published a Commission Regulation endorsing 'Definition of a Business (Amendments to IFRS 3)'.

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