Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

ESG: A new era for accountancy

Forthcoming reporting guidelines will be a landmark development for non-financial reporting Read More

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Regulation and standard-setting

Finance firms must ‘up their game’ under new FCA greenwashing rules

ESG Finance firms must ‘up their game’ under new FCA greenwashing rules

2m Sam Alberti

Finance firms must ‘up their game’ under new FCA g...

“Operational challenges” may await those who fail to adjust to the new criteria Read More...

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COP27: Private sector net-zero transition guidance launched

ESG COP27: Private sector net-zero transition guidance launched

3m Sam Alberti

COP27: Private sector net-zero transition guidance...

The TPT has described the new guidance as the ‘gold standard’ for climate transition plans Read More...

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COP27: ISSB advances global climate disclosure baseline mission with fresh partnerships

ESG COP27: ISSB advances global climate disclosure baseline mission with fresh partnerships

3m Sam Alberti

COP27: ISSB advances global climate disclosure bas...

The standard setter claims the move will stimulate a push to create a globally-comparable framework Read More...

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FRC: ‘More holistic’ view on ESG reporting needed by UK companies

ESG FRC: ‘More holistic’ view on ESG reporting needed by UK companies

5m Sam Alberti

FRC: ‘More holistic’ view on ESG reporting needed ...

Preparers of non-financial reports must consider materiality and how it serves the primary users of the statements, panelists at an FRC event said Rea...

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ISSB must consider “burden” of complex standards for SMEs

ESG ISSB must consider “burden” of complex standards for SMEs

6m Sam Alberti

ISSB must consider “burden” of complex standards f...

The ISSB’s two exposure drafts must be revised to ensure accessibility and comparability, experts say Read More...

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BEIS outlines plan for UK adoption of new sustainability standards

ESG BEIS outlines plan for UK adoption of new sustainability standards

9m Sam Alberti

BEIS outlines plan for UK adoption of new sustaina...

Initiatives will include the endorsement, adoption and mandate of international standards, a UK government representative said Read More...

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ISSB publishes draft proposals for global sustainability disclosures

ESG ISSB publishes draft proposals for global sustainability disclosures

10m Sam Alberti

ISSB publishes draft proposals for global sustaina...

The move marks the beginning of a comprehensive global baseline for climate-related financial reporting Read More...

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TCFD guidance not "necessarily clear" as mandatory disclosures loom

ESG TCFD guidance not "necessarily clear" as mandatory disclosures loom

10m Sam Alberti

TCFD guidance not "necessarily clear" as mandatory...

Businesses are at risk of being too cautious with disclosures due to the lack of clarity Read More...

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ISSB: A “badly needed” step in ESG disclosure push

ESG ISSB: A “badly needed” step in ESG disclosure push

12m Sam Alberti

ISSB: A “badly needed” step in ESG disclosure push

The new International Sustainability Standards Board will seek to simplify the global sustainability reporting landscape by consolidating several stan...

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The role of accountants

A4S Summit 2022: Audit key to mitigating greenwashing

Accounting Firms A4S Summit 2022: Audit key to mitigating greenwashing

2m Greg Noble

A4S Summit 2022: Audit key to mitigating greenwash...

Audit is integral to tackling greenwashing in global markets, according to industry experts   Read More...

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How to get your firm started with ESG

Accounting Firms How to get your firm started with ESG

6m Stephen Heathcote

How to get your firm started with ESG

Stephen Heathcote, CEO of PrimeGlobal, highlights five essential steps all firms should take to be ESG ready Read More...

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Q&A: EY’s Dr Matthew Bell on the necessity of sustainability reporting and the urgent need for change

ESG Q&A: EY’s Dr Matthew Bell on the necessity of sustainability reporting and the urgent need for change

6m Rebecca Whittaker

Q&A: EY’s Dr Matthew Bell on the necessity of sust...

During a conversation with Accountancy Age, Dr Matthew Bell, global climate change and sustainability service leader at EY, highlights the need to “ra...

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Plastic Packaging Tax: Applying it for your clients

ESG Plastic Packaging Tax: Applying it for your clients

8m Institute of Financial Accountants

Plastic Packaging Tax: Applying it for your client...

With the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) having come into force on April 1, affecting manufacturers and plastic packaging importers, John Edwards, CEO of ...

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ISSB: A “badly needed” step in ESG disclosure push

ESG ISSB: A “badly needed” step in ESG disclosure push

12m Sam Alberti

ISSB: A “badly needed” step in ESG disclosure push

The new International Sustainability Standards Board will seek to simplify the global sustainability reporting landscape by consolidating several stan...

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Further reading

B Corp status ‘invaluable’ to attracting new employees 

Accounting Firms B Corp status ‘invaluable’ to attracting new employees 

2m Greg Noble

B Corp status ‘invaluable’ to attracting new emplo...

BKL became the first major accountancy firm to acquire B Corp status, increasing its attractiveness to new talent Read More...

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Q&A: BKL on B Corp and purpose in accountancy

Accounting Firms Q&A: BKL on B Corp and purpose in accountancy

2m Sam Alberti

Q&A: BKL on B Corp and purpose in accountancy

BKL partner Myfanwy Neville outlines the firm’s outlook on “stewardship”, and why this has been key to its B Corp journey Read More...

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From COP27 to carbon credits

ESG From COP27 to carbon credits

3m Helen Thornley, ATT Technical Officer

From COP27 to carbon credits

With COP27 this month focusing global attention on climate change measures, ATT technical officer Helen Thornley has a look at the tax impacts of some...

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BKL becomes first major accountancy B Corp

Accounting Firms BKL becomes first major accountancy B Corp

4m Sam Alberti

BKL becomes first major accountancy B Corp

The firm is now the largest in its sector to achieve this status Read More...

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Why integrated thinking is an unmissable opportunity

ESG Why integrated thinking is an unmissable opportunity

5m Institute of Financial Accountants

Why integrated thinking is an unmissable opportuni...

As more SMEs are seeing the benefits of using integrated reporting, now is the time for accountants to leverage global developments to innovate their ...

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ESG demand will force structure shift among audit firms, experts say

Audit ESG demand will force structure shift among audit firms, experts say

5m Sam Alberti

ESG demand will force structure shift among audit ...

A new ‘coexistence’ of financial audit and ESG advisory teams could emerge due to the nature of sustainability assurance services Read More...

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FRC: ‘More holistic’ view on ESG reporting needed by UK companies

ESG FRC: ‘More holistic’ view on ESG reporting needed by UK companies

5m Sam Alberti

FRC: ‘More holistic’ view on ESG reporting needed ...

Preparers of non-financial reports must consider materiality and how it serves the primary users of the statements, panelists at an FRC event said Rea...

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Audit committees must take climate change "a lot more seriously"

ESG Audit committees must take climate change "a lot more seriously"

1y Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Audit committees must take climate change "a lot m...

Research has shown that the majority are not discussing such matters regularly Read More...

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Q&A: Harry Briggs, director of ESG reporting and assurance at KPMG

ESG Q&A: Harry Briggs, director of ESG reporting and assurance at KPMG

1y Sam Alberti

Q&A: Harry Briggs, director of ESG reporting and a...

Accountancy Age spoke with director of ESG and assurance at KPMG, Harry Briggs, who outlined the evolving non-financial reporting landscape and his ef...

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