Accountancy Europe follows up on 'CORE & MORE' and calls for decisive leadership in non-financial reporting

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18 Sep 2017

At the 'Shaping the future of corporate reporting' event held today in Brussels, Accountancy Europe launched two publications: a follow-up report on the 2015 paper that put forward the idea of 'CORE & MORE' and a call for action to enhance the coordination of non-financial information initiatives and frameworks.

The Core & More concept introduced in 2015 aims to present corporate reporting in a smarter way, organising financial and non-financial information based on the interests of users. Information relevant for a wide range of stakeholders would be in the Core report, and supplementary details for a more limited audience would form the More reports. The paper presented today develops the concept further and provides ideas on what information could be presented in each of the pillars. It also explores how technology might support the Core & More concept and addresses the relationship between Core & More and integrated reporting. Please click to access the paper Core & More: an opportunity for smarter corporate reporting on the Accountancy Europe website.

The call for action notes that "the overwhelming number of existing disconnected non-financial information reporting frameworks complicates coherent, consistent, and comparable wider corporate reporting, and steadily increases the reporting burden for companies". Accountancy Europa calls on the different standard-setting bodies and initiatives to coordinate their efforts to streamline existing reporting frameworks addressing similar pieces of non-financial information. The organisation believes that the final step in this development should aim at developing a single global framework for non-financial information reporting. (At the very same event IASB Chairman Hans Hoogervorst noted in a speech that the IASB could not and would not take the decisive leadership role Accountancy Europe hints at in the call for action.) Please click to access the Call for action: Enhance the coordination of non-financial information initiatives and frameworks on the Accountancy Europe website.

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