We discuss the topic of reporting boundaries and how entities reporting under CSRD should consider scope.
The European Union (EU) has ushered in a new era of sustainability reporting, as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) is now effective. With impacts to both EU and non-EU headquartered companies, now is the time to understand the reporting requirements of this sweeping new regulation.
Continuing our CSRD series, this week Heather Horn is joined by Peter Flick and Nina Schäfer to discuss the topics of reporting boundaries and other common CSRD implementation questions companies are facing.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
  • 3:30 – Explanation of the concepts of reporting boundaries and value chain in sustainability reporting
  • 8:59 – An analogy of concentric circles to explain the concept of own operations and value chain
  • 12:24 – A discussion on the importance of considering subsidiaries in ESG reporting
  • 23:01 – Insights on the impacts of leasing contracts and special purpose entities on sustainability reporting
  • 33:16 – Context for the implementation guidance provided by EFRAG for companies starting with their adoption of CSRD reporting

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About our guests
Peter Flick is the Sustainability Reporting Technical Leader for PwC Germany, where he oversees a team focused on sustainability reporting issues in the National Office. Prior to taking on sustainability reporting, Peter consulted with clients on complex financial instrument accounting under IFRS and German GAAP.
Nina Schäfer is a Director in PwC Germany’s National Office, where she focuses on sustainability reporting technical issues and consultations.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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