Eumedion Green Paper on future of non-financial reporting and responses to it

News · 15-11-2019

Eumedion calls on all stakeholders to comment on its Green paper ‘Towards a global standard setter for non-financial reporting’. The today's published Green paper contains the preliminary views of Eumedion on this matter; most notably that there is a need for a global standard setter for non-financial reporting, and that the IFRS Foundation is the most suitable organisation to establish such standard setter. 

The enduring lack of an authoritative standard setter for non-financial reporting resulted in the emergence of hundreds of frameworks over the past decade. This poses a major challenge for companies that want to report non-financial information. It also poses a major challenge for investors that want to understand how the company creates long term value and how the company lives up to the valid needs of society where non-financial performance matters. The Green paper asserts that the IFRS Foundation should establish the envisaged standard setter as a second separate board next to the International Accounting Standards Board for financial reporting. The IFRS Foundation has a very strong and proven governance structure and it is widely considered to be authoritative and independent. 

Eumedion invited all stakeholders to respond to the Green Paper. Responses will contribute to Eumedion's final position paper on this topic. This is scheduled for April 2020. All contributions received are published below, unless the respondent requested otherwise. 

Relevant documents

Response Dutch Accounting Standards Board

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Response John Hughes

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Response GRI

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Response ABP

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Response TIAS RC32 students

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Response Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA)

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Response VEB (Association of Private Investors)

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Response Norges Bank Investment Management

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Green paper future non-financial reporting

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