Report on corporate governance policy in the European Union

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24 Nov 2016

The CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals, has published 'Corporate Governance Policy in the European Union: Through an Investor’s Lens'. The report identifies that investors believe there is still much that could be done in Europe to simplify mechanisms to enhance corporate accountability and realise maximum value from reforms that have already been undertaken.

The findings note that investors are open to many stakeholder issues, such as promoting board diversity, environmental reporting, or good corporate citizenship more generally. The 2013 Accounting Directive including provisions on country-by-country reporting for the extractive industries and the 2014 amendments to the Accounting Directive with its focus on nonfinancial statement disclosures, including information relating to ESG issues, sustainability, and disclosure of diversity policies, are cited as examples of the need for integrated reporting and for harmonising reporting and disclosure standards, including nonfinancial reporting.

Please click to access the full report on the CFA Institute website (includes access to abstract, full PDF, summary, and references).

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