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The PRI welcomes the publication of the Exposure Drafts by the ISSB. The draft consultation response provides a number of recommendations to enhance proposed reporting requirements to better meet the reporting needs of responsible investors. We are now calling on all signatories to share their views and feedback on the ...
There are large gaps in decision-useful data for investors on sustainability-related issues, particularly outside of climate. Corporate reporting standard setters (e.g. the International Sustainability Standards Board), policy makers and regulators are working to fill these gaps through new sustainability-related disclosure standards.
WBCSD, IFAC and the PRI call for alignment between disclosure requirements on sustainability-related information currently under development at the international level, in the United States and the European Union.
Under PRI’s Driving Meaningful Data program, we will work with our signatories to engage and provide feedback on the developments around the European Sustainability Reporting Standards.
[Region: Global] The PRI welcomes the publication of prototypes developed by the Technical Readiness Working Group. To inform further development of the Sustainability Disclosure Standards led by the ISSB, this position paper explains how the current recommendations could be enhanced to better meet the reporting needs of responsible investors.
By Morgan Slebos, Director Sustainable Markets, PRI and Joss Tantram, Director, Redefining Value, WBCSD
More than 70% of listed companies that represent some of the world’s largest carbon-polluters, alongside most of their external auditors, are not fully accounting for climate-related risks in financial statements. This is despite significant financial risks faced from the climate crisis and net-zero pledges made by many.
The PRI welcomed the proposed processes and made two recommendations, suggesting to maximise user and preparer input and to engage with and contribute to global sustainability reporting initiatives.
The PRI welcomed the IFRS Foundation’s proposal for a Sustainability Standards Board, and recommended that this cover all sustainability topics, build on existing initiatives and adopt a modular approach to harmonisation that recognise the different perspectives and needs across jurisdictions and stakeholders.
‘Driving meaningful data throughout markets’ is a key PRI Blueprint target. It aims to enable the flow of reliable and comparable data from corporations through the investment chain to beneficiaries and clients. Investors state that ESG is a particular concern. They regularly report to the PRI that a lack of ...