The following post summarizes some key ideas from a recent edition of the CFA Institute podcast The Sustainability Story. Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, senior director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, spoke with former hedge… READ MORE ›
We support the formation of an ISSB because its “first principles” are important to the investment community and would address the full range of sustainability factors (i.e., beyond climate change alone) through which investors assess business performance. Crucially, the ISSB also would establish a global sustainability disclosure baseline, bringing coherence to a fragmented ecosystem in which investors have been forced to be multilingual.
Perhaps most interesting about human capital relative to climate risk is that the financial statements are already supposed to provide some degree of information on human capital, such as compensation expense, but financial statements do not always do this. But now with the SEC involved, things may change.
Regulators’ push for the development of sustainable investments, however, is challenged by the lack of reliable, consistent, and verifiable ESG data.
At a recent CFA Institute event, I hosted Erkki Liikanen, Chair of the IFRS Trustees, where he spoke about the efforts of the IFRS Foundation to establish a Sustainability Standards Board (the… READ MORE ›
CFA Institute recently published the report “Corporate Governance and ESG Disclosure in the EU”, which looks at how corporate governance practices have evolved over the past years and examines the impact of sustainability measures that have been introduced in the European Union in the context of the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy and the Action Plan on Financing Sustainability Growth. The study also focuses on how companies can take into account open market perspectives while continuing to seek corporate success and create shareholder value.
The Ethics & Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future, which is supported by CFA Institute and other organizations, is a global prize in its eighth cycle (awarded every two years) that will award winners a pool of US$20,000.
We talked to Chris Hart, senior sustainable finance associate at Global Canopy—one of the four founding organizations behind the initiative to form TNFD—to better understand the issue of natural capital and how we can expect it to become part of the investing process.
Partha Dasgupta from Cambridge has written a paper the world should read. His simple point? We exist within nature. It has potential to trigger disruptions in financial reporting and other spheres.
With a new Administration comes fresh leadership at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the most important securities regulator on the world stage. We have a simple request, get us back on track for investor protection.
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