Why Materiality of Non-Financial Issues Matters to Investors
Investors and regulators are increasingly demanding more disclosure on corporate materiality processes around non-financial issues.
A quick review of corporate, regulatory, and institutional voices demonstrates that materiality of non-financial issues will be front and center in defining corporate accountability, risk identification, and strategy in 2019.
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Hear directly from UNEP FI’s Responsible Banking Working Group, a leading bank involved in the discussions (BBVA), a global market and policy observer think tank (Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, NSFM) and the ESG risk management solutions provider (Datamaran).
Key debates and policy initiatives occurring right now demonstrate how practices around materiality are progressively shifting, including:
- The first ever congressional hearing on ESG issues in the United States, taking place on March 26th;
- The debate around the responsibility of the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for setting standards for non-financial information;
- The recently updated World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Guidance on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG);
- The recent petition to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a rule-making on ESG disclosure.
Join the webinar to hear different stakeholders’ perspective on how they are evolving their materiality processes to meet this growing investor and regulatory scrutiny.