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November 09, 2021

On November 3, the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced three significant developments that will provide the global financial markets with high-quality disclosures on climate and other sustainability issues, including:

  • The formation of a new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) to develop a comprehensive global baseline of high-quality sustainability disclosure standards to meet investors' information needs;
  • A commitment by leading investor-focused sustainability disclosure organizations to consolidate into the new Board. The IFRS Foundation will complete  consolidation of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB — an initiative of CDP) and the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF — which houses the integrated Reporting Framework and the SASB Standards( by June 2022; and
  • The publication of prototype climate and general disclosure requirements developed by the Technical Readiness Working Group (TRWG), formed by the IRFS Foundation Trustees. This group has consolidated key aspects of a number of organizaitons' content including CDSB, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Financial Stability Board's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the VRF and the World Economic Forum into an enhanced, unified set of recommendations for consideration by the ISSB.

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