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

2y 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

2y 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 ...

2y 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

2y 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

2y 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

2y 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

2y 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

2y 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

2y 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

2y 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

2y 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 ...

2y 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

2y Institute of Financial Account...

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

2y 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 

2y 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

2y 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

2y Helen Thornley

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

2y 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

2y Institute of Financial Account...

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

2y 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

2y 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"

3y 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

3y 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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