IFRS, climate change, and enlightened self-interest

I’ve written in the past about a June 2018 Hans Hoogervorst speech, IFRS standards as enlightened self-interest This was the key passage: Given the voluntary nature of IFRS adoption, we like to believe that the adherence to our Standards is a reflection of the quality and inclusiveness of our work. More importantly, most of our…

Costs to fulfill a contract under IFRS 15 – sufficient foundation?

IFRIC has issued for comment a draft agenda decision on costs to fulfill a contract under IFRS 15, with comments requested by May 15 I’ll post the entire text here: The Committee received a request about the recognition of costs incurred to fulfill a contract as an entity satisfies a performance obligation in the contract…

Small-scale heroics in sustainability

Notes on Hans Hoogervorst’s recent speech “on what sustainability reporting can and cannot achieve.” I have to admit I could hardly get past the speech’s astonishing opening icebreaker: First, I want to thank Professor Alan Jagolinzer of the Cambridge Judge Business School for organising this event. Alan has been an Academic Practice Fellow at the…

Visions of China…as a hotbed of unreliable measurements

One hundred academics and non-academics recently met in Sydney, Australia, for the 2018 IASB Research Forum, to discuss some of the latest research into financial reporting matters. The Forum is organized annually by the IASB in collaboration with an academic journal to create a platform for presentations and discussions of new accounting research of relevance…