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Investors Fuel Market Movement for Comparable ESG Data

Investors Fuel Market Movement for Comparable ESG Data
January 26, 2021

Among the many paths to progress, capital markets can be a powerful lever of systemic change. We were reminded of this today with the publication of BlackRock CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter to shareholders. BlackRock has been a leading force in the global investor push for improved ESG disclosure. In today’s letter to CEOs, Mr. […]

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Markets Are Speaking, the IFRS Foundation Is Listening

Markets Are Speaking, the IFRS Foundation Is Listening
December 16, 2020

  Market input plays an invaluable role in shaping SASB Standards. Similarly, the perspectives of investors and companies around the world help us ensure our positions on key market developments are consistent with those of the constituencies we aim to serve. A case in point is the IFRS Foundation’s consultation on “sustainability reporting,” which remains […]

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IFRS Foundation Aims for Coherence, Not Complexity

IFRS Foundation Aims for Coherence, Not Complexity
November 6, 2020

As someone who started my career as a technical accountant and today leads a global sustainability accounting organization, I have been immersed in the world of financial reporting longer than I care to admit. In my view, the IFRS Foundation’s Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting is the most significant development in accounting standard-setting since the […]

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For Bank of America, Sustainability Isn’t an Either/or Proposition

For Bank of America, Sustainability Isn’t an Either/or Proposition
October 27, 2020

In July 2020, Bank of America published its first Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) report. In this Q&A with Neil Stewart, SASB’s Director of Corporate Outreach, Rudi Bless, Bank of America’s Chief Accounting Officer and a member of the SASB Foundation Board of Directors, shares the company’s strong focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) […]

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SASB and GRI Launch Survey to Gather Feedback From Reporters

SASB and GRI Launch Survey to Gather Feedback From Reporters
October 1, 2020

Following the launch of a collaborative workplan between Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), the standard-setters are working together to develop materials that show how the two sets of reporting standards can be used together. This project, which was announced in July, seeks to bring greater clarity to the sustainability […]

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Open Letter to Erik Thedéen, Director General of Finansinspektionen, Sweden, Chair of the Sustainable Finance Task Force of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Open Letter to Erik Thedéen, Director General of Finansinspektionen, Sweden, Chair of the Sustainable Finance Task Force of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
September 30, 2020

CDP, the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) have written an open letter to Erik Thedéen, Director General of Finansinspektionen, Sweden, and Chair of the Sustainable Finance Task Force of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). The […]

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Cenovus Energy: Bold Targets and Continuous Improvement

Cenovus Energy: Bold Targets and Continuous Improvement
September 29, 2020

We recently caught up with Rhona DelFrari, Vice President, Sustainability & Engagement, at Cenovus Energy, an integrated oil and gas producer based in Calgary, Alberta. Cenovus recently released its annual ESG report, which is aligned with SASB Standards and the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). DelFrari shares key takeaways from […]

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CEOs Back Convergence of Corporate Reporting

CEOs Back Convergence of Corporate Reporting
September 29, 2020

At the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), we have long worked to illuminate the important interconnections between sustainability issues and business outcomes. We’re pleased to be joined in that effort by approximately 120 chief executive officers from many of the world’s largest and most influential companies. At the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact […]

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Progress Towards a Comprehensive Corporate Reporting System

Progress Towards a Comprehensive Corporate Reporting System
September 11, 2020

Today, five organizations—CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC and SASB—announced a shared vision for a comprehensive corporate reporting system and our commitment to collaborate to achieve it. The paper, titled Statement of Intent to Work Together Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting, provides: A shared vision for how existing sustainability standards and frameworks can complement generally accepted financial accounting […]

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Promoting Clarity and Compatibility in the Sustainability Landscape

Promoting Clarity and Compatibility in the Sustainability Landscape
July 12, 2020

GRI and SASB announce collaboration           Amid rising global demand for clarity in the sustainability reporting ecosystem, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) are pleased to announce a collaborative workplan. SASB and GRI understand that the sustainability disclosure landscape can appear complicated. For companies that […]

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