Why Materiality of Non-Financial Issues Matters to Investors

4 April 2019, 10 am EST - 3 pm BST

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. 

  • What processes do companies need to have in place in order to meet the investors' demands?
  • What is an accurate materiality timeframe?
  • Which investors are asking about ESG issues and what are they asking?
  • What role do technology and data analytics play in advancing the materiality process?
  • Key debates and policy initiatives occurring right now demonstrate how practices around materiality are progressively shifting, including: 

    • 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.

    Watch the webinar to hear different stakeholders’ perspective on how they are evolving their materiality processes to meet this growing investor and regulatory scrutiny.

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