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SASB XBRL taxonomy now available for public comment

SASB XBRL taxonomy now available for public comment
March 1, 2021

Today we are pleased to announce that SASB XBRL taxonomy is now available for public comment.  The public comment period will be open for a period of 60 days. It ends on May 3rd, 2021. In October of 2020, we had announced that SASB engaged PwC to support us in the development of the taxonomy. […]

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A Closer Look: The FSA Level I Curriculum Update

A Closer Look: The FSA Level I Curriculum Update
February 2, 2021

Since Level I of the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential was launched in 2015, more than 2,200 professionals have pursued it to develop their understanding of the links between sustainability and financial performance. Grounded in the longstanding purpose and infrastructure of standardized accounting and reporting, sustainability accounting helps companies and investors gain a more […]

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As Markets Move Toward Structured Non-Financial Reporting, SASB Engages PwC’s XBRL Practice to Support Build of XBRL Taxonomy

As Markets Move Toward Structured Non-Financial Reporting, SASB Engages PwC’s XBRL Practice to Support Build of XBRL Taxonomy
October 1, 2020

At SASB, we are always watching for innovations that streamline the flow of non-financial information between companies and investors. Companies increasingly turn to digital tools and processes to simplify both reporting and use of corporate performance data. The use of structured data and eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is one of the most promising advancements, […]

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Climate-Related Disclosure is a Catalyst for Stronger Business Performance

Climate-Related Disclosure is a Catalyst for Stronger Business Performance
August 18, 2020

The following guest blog about sustainable business was written by Peggy Smyth, CFO at National Grid, US, and FSA Credential holder. The needs of both our customers and our investors are rapidly changing. They are more socially aware than ever and want to work with companies that care about the communities they serve and the […]

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Using the FSA Credential Abroad

Using the FSA Credential Abroad
December 6, 2018

We get a lot of questions about whether SASB’s FSA Credential can be used by those abroad, and the easy (and short) answer is yes! Interpreting Materiality from Abroad For Luca Grassadonia, a CFA Charterholder, living abroad in Italy presented challenges for how to apply the U.S.-defined concept of materiality. The U.S. Supreme Court’s definition […]

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How to Get Ahead in ESG

How to Get Ahead in ESG
September 19, 2017

Investors, money managers and companies are asking more questions and demanding more answers about environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment process. Investors are increasingly evaluating companies based on ESG information and companies need people with the expertise to respond to such inquiries. Meanwhile, asset managers are increasingly being asked by their clients […]

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