Recent sustainability and integrated reporting developments

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30 May 2017

A summary of recent developments at the Natural Capital Coalition, A4S, the SASB and ACCA/IIRC.

The Natural Capital Coalition has launched a public consultation on a Finance Sector Supplement to the Natural Capital Protocol. The supplement will focus on banking, investment, and insurance. Please click to access the consultation page on the Natural Capital Coalition website.

The Prince of Wales' Accounting for Sustainability project (A4S) has published a social and human capital accounting guide with practical examples and suggested tools and guidance for how social and human capital can be integrated into decision making. The guide has been developed by finance teams for finance teams, but will also be of interest to anyone seeking to understand the key challenges faced by organisations when undertaking social and human capital accounting. Please click to access the guide on the A4S website.

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has announced commissioning a rigorous, independent analysis of the potential economic implications of widespread corporate adoption of SASB standards by publicly-traded U.S. companies for the disclosure of material sustainability information. The paper is being developed to examine and understand the potential costs and benefits surrounding the implementation of SASB's standards. Please click to access the announcement on the SASB website.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) together with AVIVA and Barclays will be hosts of a roundtable Building a more sustainable economy in Europe: Non-financial information and sustainable finance – what next? on 21 June 2017 in Brussels. More information is available through the press release on the IIRC website.

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