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Eumedion welcomes plans to overhaul global audit standard-setting process

The current governance of audit standards lacks broad stakeholder involvement and is dominated by accountants. The Monitoring Group, the group of international financial institutions and regulatory bodies and responsible for the overall governance of the international audit-related standard-setting process, issued a consultation document that outlines concrete proposals to make the audit standard-setting process future proof. In its today's issued comments, Eumedion welcomes the proposals that in many ways appear to mimic the governance of the IFRS Foundation. The composition of the independent board of the International Auditing and Assurance Standard Board (IAASB) should indeed be revised in a way that includes members from all major stakeholder groups.

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Eumedion: fiduciary duty of institutional investors should also encompass sustainability

Eumedion believes that considering sustainability factors when making investment decisions should be part of the fiduciary duty of institutional investors. That is the key message of the response submitted by Eumedion to the EU consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability.

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Institutional investors urge Dutch business leaders to take action on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Institutional investors are calling on Dutch companies to take concrete action towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Among the in 2015 adopted goals are an end to poverty and hunger; action on climate change and its impacts; gender equality, and access to clean water and sustainable energy. In today’s published Focus Letter for the 2018 reporting and AGM Season, Eumedion encourages all Dutch listed companies to assess on which 17 Sustainable Development Goals they can generate most impact and to align their business practices and KPI framework with these Goals. Eumedion also stresses the importance of clear and meaningful reporting on the companies’ SDG objectives, the progress made and the generated impact.

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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


Italy Corporate Governance Conference

On 30 November and 1 December, the Italian Corporate Governance Committee will organise its third edition of the Italy Corporate Governance Conference in Milan. At this Conference, Eumedion Executive Director Rients Abma will speak on 'Creating the incentives for a more responsible business: the role of corporate governance'. Click here for more information and registration.