IFAC responds to the EC's NFRD Review

Jun 24, 2020

 
On June 23 IFAC responded to the European Commission’s review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). In this review IFAC urged the Commission to adopt a global mindset by engaging input from a broad range of international stakeholders in determining the best way forward.  Steps taken must “fit within” a global system and avoid regional regulatory fragmentation. 

Non-financial reporting answers the call from investors and other providers of capital for better, broader information about company performance and prospects for value creation, while also helping identify opportunities to support sustainable—and less carbon-reliant—business models. In the post-COVID world, corporate reporting that reflects the needs of a broad range of stakeholders will be particularly important to communicate on an organization’s performance and priorities.    

As a Network Partner of the B20, IFAC calls on global bodies—including the G20—to encourage policy-makers, standard-setters, and regulators to facilitate harmonization towards a globally-acceptable approach to reporting ESG metrics and disclosures.