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SASB to Improve Apparel, Accessories & Footwear Industry Guidance on Materials Sourcing Measurement

SASB to Improve Apparel, Accessories & Footwear Industry Guidance on Materials Sourcing Measurement
March 31, 2020

During its February 25 meeting, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) unanimously agreed to add a project related to raw materials sourcing in the Apparel, Accessories & Footwear industry to its standard-setting agenda. The project will seek to revise, clarify, and consider improvements to metrics associated with the issue. The SASB standard for the Apparel, […]

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SASB Initiates Research into Tobacco Supply Chains

SASB Initiates Research into Tobacco Supply Chains
March 18, 2020

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced at its February 25 meeting a research project to evaluate for the tobacco industry whether sustainability issues in the tobacco supply chain are likely to have material impacts on the financial condition, operating performance, or cost of capital of companies in the tobacco industry. Tobacco cultivation, which takes […]

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Project Update and Call for Feedback: Tailings Management in Extractives

Project Update and Call for Feedback: Tailings Management in Extractives
March 5, 2020

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is currently engaged in stakeholder consultation for its standard-setting project on tailings management in the Extractives sector. Given an overwhelming amount of interest in this project, we wish to share the expected timeline and some major milestones of the project and provide an opportunity for experts on the subject […]

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Sustainability Has Climbed The Corporate Ladder – Now What?

Sustainability Has Climbed The Corporate Ladder – Now What?
February 21, 2020

A group of approximately 120 chief executive officers from many of the world’s largest and most influential companies recently sent a clear signal to global capital markets: Sustainability is on the corporate agenda. At the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in January, the International Business Council (IBC) released a consultation draft of a report […]

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WSJ Editorial Misrepresents SASB

WSJ Editorial Misrepresents SASB
February 19, 2020

At the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), our work recognizes the role that accurate information plays in ensuring the effective functioning of global capital markets. We also believe that markets should have access to accurate information about our organization and the work we do. Unfortunately, a recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal, dated Feb. […]

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Call for Feedback: Systemic Risk

Call for Feedback: Systemic Risk
February 7, 2020

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is seeking technical feedback from corporate risk professionals and credit risk analysts on key issues in the Asset Management & Custody Activities industry. During its Dec. 4, 2019 meeting, the Standards Board approved a standard-setting project to re-evaluate the Systemic Risk Management topic and corresponding accounting metrics included in […]

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The Question on ESG Is No Longer Why, But How

The Question on ESG Is No Longer Why, But How
February 3, 2020

Click here to explore SASB’s updated Implementation Primer. Whether it’s in the board room, the C-suite, or in the capital markets that help fuel economic growth and sustainable development, useful information is the bedrock upon which effective decision-making rests. At SASB, we aim to provide sustainability disclosure standards that ultimately improve the information available to […]

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SASB to Research Content Moderation on Internet Platforms

SASB to Research Content Moderation on Internet Platforms
December 30, 2019

During its Dec. 4 meeting, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced a research project that will explore the topic of content moderation on Internet platforms. The project will involve research, analysis, and engagement intended to help the Standards Board determine whether establishing standardized accounting metrics in this area may be warranted. Internet platforms, such […]

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SASB to Explore Risks and Opportunities Related to Plastics Use

SASB to Explore Risks and Opportunities Related to Plastics Use
December 18, 2019

During its Dec. 4 meeting, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced a research project to assess investor interest in better incorporating risks and opportunities associated with single-use plastics into the Pulp & Paper Products and Chemicals industry standards. A confluence of factors have intensified focus on plastics waste in recent years, potentially changing the […]

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SASB Standards Board approves the Human Capital Research Project

SASB Standards Board approves the Human Capital Research Project
November 19, 2019

SASB’s Human Capital Research Project will identify key human capital management issues to set up potential standard-setting activities In September 2019, the SASB Standards Board approved the Human Capital Research Project as a foundational step towards addressing emerging issues in human capital management. While human capital is one of the most common issues across SASB’s […]

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