IIRC and SASB announce intent to merge in major step towards simplifying the corporate reporting system

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) today announced their intention to merge into a unified organization, the Value Reporting Foundation, providing investors and corporates with a comprehensive corporate reporting framework across the full range of enterprise value drivers and standards to drive global …

We Are Still In as the U.S. Officially Exits the Paris Climate Agreement

“As a signatory of this WE ARE STILL IN business group, we are still fully behind the Paris Accords and will urge President Biden to follow up on his promise to rejoin!  Meanwhile, the global transition from fossilized sectors to cleaner, greener , more inclusive, knowledge-richer societies is now unstoppable, as …

Final Task Force Newsletter

“Ethical Markets has welcomed our collaboration with this important Task Force, as well as the UNEP Inquiry on Design of Sustainable Finance and the papers we contributed: “Perspectives on Reforming Electronic Markets and Trading“ (2014) and “FINTECH: Good and Bad News for Sustainable Finance“.  There is still much work to …

Release 2020 Energy technology RD&D budgets and Projections

Release of 2020 Energy technology RD&D budgets and Projections: Energy policies of IEA countries databases The IEA is delighted to inform all data users of the release of 2020 Energy technology RD&D budgets and the Projections: Energy policies of IEA countries databases. Energy Technology RD&D budgets database The Energy Technology …

Why Should Companies Invest Rather Than Divest?

Why Should Companies Invest Rather Than Divest?   Climate change is a shared endeavor we all face. Nearly all companies in the world have exposure to climate risk because our economy is not yet net zero.  Shareholder engagement is an important process that partners with companies and supports them through …

Third TCFD Status Report Shows Progress & Highlights Need for Greater Climate-Related Disclosures and Transparency

Third TCFD Status Report Shows Progress & Highlights Need for Greater Climate-Related Disclosures and Transparency   The TCFD also issues implementation guidance and opens public consultation period to solicit input on forward-looking metrics   New York, October 29, 2020 – The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), established by the …

IIRC Newsletter

Exclusive discount for IIRC newsletter subscribers to attend IIRC Global Conference Subscribers to the IIRC newsletter are being offered a 20% discount for the IIRC’s Global Conference, to be held virtually from 30 November – 2 December 2020. Over the course of the three days, the conference will offer an exclusive …

IOSCO Launches its fourth World Investor Week to enhance investor education and protection

IOSCO Launches its fourth World Investor Week to enhance investor education and protection The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today launched its fourth annual World Investor Week (WIW) with more organizations participating in the event than ever before. During the event, securities regulators, stock exchanges, international organizations, investor associations …

Electric slide

The Covid-19 pandemic has upended conventional wisdom in oil markets (prices will never go negative) and car sales (electric vehicle numbers will fall off a cliff). At the end of the summer, it hit another decades-old trend, at least in the U.S. For the first time since at least 1960, …