The percentage of companies worldwide providing assurance on ESG reporting increased between 2019 and 2020, but are auditors getting their share of the work?
A comment letter applauds efforts to develop global standards for disclosing sustainability information and provide suggestions related to the two exposure drafts.
The AICPA’s Ami Beers, CPA, CGMA, explains the reasons for increased focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
The FASB said last week that it will explore new rules regarding the accounting for financial instruments with ESG-linked features and regulatory credits.
The SEC proposed amendments to rules and reporting forms to promote consistent, comparable and reliable information for investors concerning funds’ and advisers’ incorporation of environmental, social and governance factors.
The SEC announced an extension in the public comment period for its proposal on climate-related disclosure requirements.
The SEC's recently issued climate change disclosure proposal would require companies to embrace a comprehensive, sophisticated approach to climate reporting.
Public companies would be required to disclose climate-related risks and financial statement metrics under a much-awaited proposal issued by the SEC.
The Securities and Exchange Commission will meet Monday to discuss a staff proposal designed to improve and standardize companies’ climate change disclosures for investors.
The AICPA and CPA.com have selected 10 early-stage technology companies to participate in the 2022 Startup Accelerator.
Focus on environmental, social, and governance issues is rising amid investor and regulator interest.
The Center for Audit Quality has published a resource that describes management and auditors’ responsibilities related to climate-related risk reporting.
Having ESG knowledge can set graduates apart. Get students excited about this emerging area of accounting.
Although just 31 of the S&P 500 companies use public company auditors for environmental, social and governance assurance, increased regulation and investor focus may lead to more opportunities for practitioners in the future.
As momentum grows for environmental, social and governance disclosures, ESG assurance opportunities are expected to present themselves for CPAs, who currently are performing a small fraction of these engagements in the US.
The AICPA and the Center for Audit Quality sent letters to the SEC supporting its exploration of disclosures related to climate change and environmental, social and governance issues.
Reporting on environmental, social and governance information is becoming increasingly important. Internal audit’s independent advisory and assurance work can help organizations get it right.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking public comment on its disclosure rules and guidance related to climate change disclosures.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is creating a new Climate and ESG Task Force to identify compliance problems related to environmental, social and governance issues.
The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance will place greater focus on climate-related disclosures in public company filings after a directive issued by SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee.