A global panel of experts created by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has made a bunch of recommendations to avert the next financial crisis. The courses of action range from asking companies to take more responsibility for "effective price verification" when valuing financial instruments, to developing robust disclosures around structured financial products, to developing a permanent funding mechanism for the IASB as a way to protect its independence from "undue influence." What could these mean for Asia's CFOs? Read about it here. Download the full report here.
Study Finds Lack of Consistency in the Carbon Information Large Companies Publish in Financial Reports
There is a lack of consistency in the carbon information that the world’s largest companies publish in their annual financial and/or CR reports, according to "Currents of Change – The KPMG Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting 2015." This makes it almost impossible to accurately compare one company’s carbon performance with another’s.