Interesting article … Largest democratic country in the world (India) is pushing the largest capital markets country in the world (USA) to have public companies disclose not only financial information but non-financial information to better serve both investors and the public
Also impressed with David vun Kannon, Senior Standards Specialist, Office of Financial Research at the US Department of Treasury and his comments related to the use of XBRL for Legal Entity Identification (LEI) to support capital markets transparency
Great article from the European Securities Market Authority on what EU public companies must do using the new Inline XBRL Global Data Standard for Better Transparency & Accountability by putting financial and non-financial financial statement info in a machine-readable format
iXBRL is currently being used to data tag financial information of public companies in the world's capital markets for greater transparency and analysis for the public. We will have to see if this same data tagging and linking information (iXBRL) will be applied to non-financial information companies also disclosure to the capital markets supported and developed by the IMA and other XBRL consortium members
The International Organization of Securities Organizations (IOSCO) issued a press release today stating that securities regulators from growth and emerging markets are seeking public feedback on proposed recommendations related to the development of sustainable finance in capital markets and the role of securities regulators in this area
Role of the Management Accountant: What role will management accountants play in this new area of corporate disclosure Can management accountants help companies provide this additional data to the capital markets?
More than 2/3 of the world’s capital markets are using the IMA supported XBRL global structured data format for both financial and nonfinancial disclosures. More than 100 regulators in more than 70 countries have mandated the use of XBRL for financial and business reporting which includes financial, tax or government data used to drive both the capital markets and government services
Clearly, capital market interest is there for non-financial information disclosures and the largest US Companies are disclosing this information -- but yet we don't see the US SEC taking any actions to meet this capital markets demand