• Nature and social standards not top of our priorities, ISSB says

    18 March 2024

    The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has indicated that it will focus its future work on ensuring implementation of its existing standards - suggesting that it does not plan to imminently begin projects to set dedicated nature-related and social standards.

  • SEC stumbles into battleground of climate materiality

    12 March 2024

    Letting companies decide whether emissions are material to their business opens the door for disputes, writes Michael Hurley

  • Australian disclosure standards' divergence from ISSB risks fragmentation, NBIM says

    05 March 2024

    The divergence of proposed Australian climate disclosure standards from International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) standards risks undermining comparability of sustainability reports, according to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).

  • Investors have 'sleepless nights' over net zero targets tied to estimated data

    26 February 2024

    Institutional investors lose sleep over net zero targets for which progress reporting is tied to huge volumes of estimated data, particularly data relating to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a company's value chain, a conference heard.

  • Faber issues rallying cry as regulators diverge from ISSB, jeopardising its mission

    23 February 2024

    The chair of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has issued a "call to action" for regulators to unite behind by the organisation's standards, warning that divergence from them threatens to undermine its mission.

  • Bank of America CEO pleas for regulatory consistency on ISSB adoption

    22 February 2024

    Bank of America's CEO urged regulators not to diverge from the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, as the banking head warned that doing so would deepen confusion of an 'alphabet soup' of sustainability reporting.

  • IFRS publishes resource for GRI and ISSB conformity

    22 January 2024
  • Australia unveils mandatory climate disclosure legislation confirming 2024 start

    12 January 2024

    The Australian Treasury today unveiled draft legislation for mandatory climate-related financial disclosures in Australia, for rules it said are in line with International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) climate standards.

  • Malaysian regulators to consult on adopting ISSB

    10 January 2024
  • 2024 outlook: Sand in the gears of sustainable finance policy

    03 January 2024

    Looming elections and burgeoning disclosure regimes point to a slowdown in sustainable finance policymaking, but the spectre of fines for greenwashing is on the rise, Michael Hurley writes