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Eumedion requests the Public Interest Oversight Board to give investors more influence on audit standards

Investors hardly have any formal influence on bodies that govern audit standards. In today's response to the Public Interest Oversight Board's consultation on its strategy 2017-2019, Eumedion states that there is a need for greater investor involvement in setting audit standards. The current dominant position of auditors in the standards setting process has to change in favour of investors and regulators.

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Institutional investors urge companies to report on impact climate change and Paris Agreement

All Dutch listed companies should analyse the potential risks and opportunities related to climate change for their business model and strategy, and should disclose what concrete efforts will be made to contribute to a carbon-neutral economy in the second half of this century. The impact of climate change and of the Paris Climate Agreement is one of the main themes Eumedion participants will focus on during their dialogues with Dutch listed companies in the run up to the reporting and proxy season 2017. The themes are incorporated in the so-called Eumedion Focus Letter 2017 that was sent to the Dutch listed companies this week.

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Amra Balic (BlackRock) appointed as Eumedion Board member

Yesterday, the Eumedion General Board adopted the appointment of Amra Baliç as new member of the General Board of Eumedion. Ms. Baliç is Head of BlackRock's EMEA Investment Stewardship team based in London.

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Bring them on!; Public support from investors mounts for bringing leases on-balance

A disclosure only solution for leases is comparable with ordering lasagne, and instead of getting lasagne, you are supposed to be happy with the individual ingredients being served… thanks, but no thanks. Martijn Bos, Eumedion's policy advisor audit & reporting, on the ongoing discussion on lease accounting. read more


International Investors' Conference 'European Capital Markets Union'

On 29 November 2016, the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz and Better Finance will organise an International Investors' Conference in Wiesbaden (D). Central discussion theme is the establishment of an European Capital Markets Union. Eumedion Executive Director Rients Abma will be one of the speakers. For more information: