Corporate Disclosure of Climate Change Risk – A Pilot Study

The paper discusses the proposed #climatechange #disclosure rules by the #sec, which would mandate companies to provide detailed disclosures on the impact of climate change on their financial performance and policies. The authors conducted a study using hand-collected data from 99 annual reports of 34 S&P 500 companies from 2019 to 2021, finding that 91% of the #annualreports included some disclosures […]

The Double Materiality Audit: Assurance of ESG Disclosure

#audit is increasingly being called upon to provide assurance on #esg#claims made by their clients, in addition to assessing the accuracy of financial numbers. The concept of #doublemateriality, which involves assessing materiality from both financial and non-financial aspects, is becoming increasingly important in audits. This paper proposes an audit approach that incorporates a “double materiality” […]