The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the International Integrated Reporting Council merger aims to streamline ESG reporting to improve data for investors.

By Paul A. Davies and Michael D. Green

On 25 November 2020, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) announced that they are merging into a unified organisation, the Value Reporting Foundation. This move reflects an effort to provide investors and corporates “with a comprehensive corporate reporting framework across the full range of enterprise value drivers and standards” and recognises “the need for data-driven information”.

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council aims to develop a principles-based framework for corporate reporting.

By Paul A. Davies and Michael D. Green

The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a discussion paper, “A Matter of Principles — The Future of Corporate Reporting,” that aims to “provide thought leadership for the future of corporate reporting and explore ideas for a new model, challenging the status quo”. The paper, published on 7 October 2020, builds on previous independent reviews and reform proposals by the FRC.