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Preparing for High-Quality Sustainability Assurance Engagements

In Person Event: ACE events - Avenue d'Auderghem 22, B-1040 Brussels

Date: October 3, 2023 | Time: 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Prep for High Quality Sustainability


The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) mandates that businesses seek assurance on their sustainability reporting and empowers the European Commission (EC) to adopt assurance standards. The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) currently has a public consultation open on its recently proposed sustainability assurance standard. The EU could be the first jurisdiction to embed the IAASB’s proposed new standard—International Standard on Sustainability Assurance (ISSA) 5000—into its regulatory framework, as a response to new EU requirements.

IFAC and Accountancy Europe will bring a diverse range of stakeholders together to discuss the regulatory, policy and standard-setting path toward high-quality sustainability assurance and the main matters covered within the IAASB’s proposed standard.

Register now and join us to prepare for high-quality sustainability assurance with the IAASB, the EC, the Committee of European Audit Oversight Bodies (CEAOB), assurance service providers, investors and business community.


  • Sven Gentner, Head of Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Tom Seidenstein, Chair, IAASB
  • Patrick Parent, Chair, CEAOB
  • Isabelle Tracq-Sengeissen, Member, IAASB and Task Force sustainability assurance standards, IAASB
  • David Madon, Director, Sustainability, Policy & Regulatory Affairs, IFAC
  • Wim Bartels, Chair, Sustainability Policy Group, Accountancy Europe
  • Tanja Castor, Sustainability Strategy, Head of Sustainability Reporting & Controlling Committee, BASF
  • Marc Boissonnet, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Bureau Veritas

More speakers to be confirmed. Programme coming soon.