Sustainability Disclosures: reporting with SASB

Today we’re going to learn about a sustainability disclosure framework created by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).  

Our guest is Matthew Welch, President of SASB. Founded in 2011 to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards, SASB created a new approach to measuring and reporting standardized sustainability metrics, tied to financial materiality – rather than stakeholder conceptions of materiality used by other sustainability reporting frameworks.  In 2018 SASB launched its finalized standards cutting across a wide number of industries. 

We’ll discuss how the SASB framework is being used, what it means for the future of sustainability disclosures, and why companies and investors should care. 

In this episode:

  • How SASB differs from other existing frameworks 
  • Why they focus on financial materiality
  • How SASB is governed and audited
  • What investors should do now that the standards are released

This episode's guest

Matthew Welch
Matthew Welch
President, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

This episode's host

Michael Torrance
Michael Torrance
Chief Sustainability Officer

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