Including both financial and non-financial information is known as "integrated reporting" by public companies. Currently the US Securities & Exchange Commission isn’t even allowing voluntary filing of non-financial data to be included with financial reports by public companies
Interesting article in the UK’s Financial Director about yearend non-financial reporting required by UK companies as part of the EU mandate for 6,000 + public company requirement to report non-financial information to the capital markets and important stakeholders such as investors. The UK most now adopt the European Union’s own rules around the reporting on long-term risks and strategies as part of the new EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive
Some companies are combining financial reporting with non-financial reporting into ONE REPORT or "Integrated Reporting" to external stakeholders that also includes natural resources and human capital -- beyond just financial information. The CFO in most cases is responsible for this additional reporting by the company
The consultation report explores the trends and challenges that influence the development of sustainable finance in emerging capital markets...The IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets Committee welcomes comments on the consultation report on or before 1 April 2019
ESMA states in its disclosed press release that it has concluded that Inline XBRL is the most suitable technology to meet the EU requirement for issuers to report their annual financial reports in a single electronic format because it enables both machine and human readability in one document
WHY IS GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL REPORTING USING XBRL IMPORTANT NOW?
The use of XBRL across federal financial reporting can help US government agencies report how taxpayer funds are being spent potentially linked to performance for better government