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UK updates timeline for corporate sustainability reporting standards

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🗞️ Driving the news: The UK has updated its timeline for implementing Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR), aligning with the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) framework
• Consultations will start in early 2025, with implementation no earlier than January 2026

🔭 The context: The push for ESG reporting has outpaced existing regulations, leading to inconsistencies
• The ISSB released the IFRS Sustainability Standards (IFRS S1 and S2) in June 2023 to standardize sustainability disclosures globally

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Standardized sustainability reporting enhances transparency and accountability, driving better corporate governance and climate action
• This is crucial for managing environmental impacts and supporting global climate goals

⏭️ What's next: The UK Sustainability Disclosure Technical Advisory Committee will assess the IFRS standards and make recommendations by Q1 2025
• The Financial Conduct Authority will regulate the application for UK-listed companies, with potential expansion to privately held companies

💬 One quote: "The UK SRS will be limited to companies currently subjected to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure framework, commonly referred to as the TCFD”

📈 One stat: The IFRS S2 requires reporting of GHG emissions divided into three scopes, with Scope 3 covering 15 categories, including "purchased goods and services”

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