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Stephan Wolf

Stephan Wolf

CEO at Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
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Regulatory Reporting

How the vLEI Enables Digital Verifiability in Financial and ESG Reporting and Beyond

24 Nov 2023

The obligations on legal entities to increase their corporate transparency continue to evolve, most notably in ESG and financial reporting. For ESG to be truly credible, however, both as a subset of financial reporting and as a standalone requirement, a global climate information architecture is sorely needed. Creating such an architecture, howeve...


The Missing Ingredient for Globally Compatible ESG Data Collation and Reporting

04 Feb 2022

According to EY’s 2021 Global Corporate Reporting Survey, 76% of the world’s major finance leaders back the need for globally consistent environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards. Stephan Wolf explains why ensuring a holistic entity identification mechanism through a global standard – such as the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) - is a fo...

Long reads

Standardised entity identification in ESG reporting

12 Oct 2022

This is an excerpt from Finextra’s report, 'The Future of ESGTech 2023'. The collective, global will to enact standards for ESG reporting has never been stronger. Following the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November of 2021, the International Financial Standards Reporting (ISFR) Foundation created the International Sustainability Standar...