• ISSB to bring 'substantial costs' to companies, but could lower cost of capital

    26 June 2023

    Applying the standards proposed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) could bring "substantial" costs to preparers of the information, but also potential benefits such as a lower cost of capital.

  • 'New era' for sustainability reporting as IFRS unveils standards

    26 June 2023

    Standards that can provide a "common language" for sustainability-related disclosures have been published, "ushering in a new era" for companies and investors globally, according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation.

  • Resolve 'worrying' inconsistencies in EU reporting regimes, says PGGM

    16 June 2023

    The EU must resolve "inconsistencies" between its reporting requirements for corporates and financial institutions, according to a senior executive at PGGM.

  • Aegon defends ESRS materiality assessments

    13 June 2023

    Aegon has defended the proposed introduction of a requirement for companies to assess for themselves which sustainability-related information they must disclose under EU rules.

  • EU draft disclosure rules risk undermining SFDR, investor group warns

    12 June 2023

    An investor group has criticised the perceived weakening of draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) published by the European Commission, which the group warned would undermine investors' ability to meet their own reporting obligations.

  • CA100+ second phase targets greater transparency following criticism

    08 June 2023

    The landmark Climate Action 100+ (CA100+) initiative to pressure high-emitting companies to take climate action has announced a spate of reforms targeted at increasing transparency and driving more tangible outcomes.

  • UBS: EU's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive is complex and challenging

    05 June 2023

    The EU's proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive will be "very complicated" for companies to comply with, UBS has warned.

  • Railpen welcomes proposed tightening of UK Corporate Governance Code

    25 May 2023

    Pension fund Railpen has welcomed potential changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code to bolster the role of sustainability and ESG reporting in the responsibilities of company board and audit committees.

  • European Commission to widen scope of materiality assessment in first set of ESRS

    18 May 2023

    The European Commission is set to release delegated acts with key amendments to EFRAG's proposed sustainability reporting standards which some have branded a 'victory for lobbyists'.

  • EF Sustainable Company Awards 2023 open for entries

    16 May 2023

    Environmental Finance's Sustainable Company Awards 2023 are now open to entries.