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If you haven’t had a chance already, now is the perfect time to share your feedback on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s (IAASB) proposed new standard for sustainability assurance—International Standard on Sustainability Assurance 5000 (ISSA 5000), General Requirements for Sustainability Assurance Engagements. Your input is integral in shaping this groundbreaking standard, and the window for providing your insights is still open until December 1, 2023. Don’t miss your change to be part of this global conversation.

Understanding Proposed ISSA 5000

During the consultation period, the IAASB is conducting an unprecedented level of engagement with stakeholders. This included webinars detailing the proposed standard, roundtables with leaders from around the world, and additional partner events and webinars. The IAASB’s webinars may be especially useful as they were designed to provide you with the knowledge and context needed to understand ISSA 5000 thoroughly and help you provide feedback. Access the webinar recordings below:

Additional Resources

To help your understanding and facilitate feedback, we’ve compiled a list of additional available resources.

Providing Your Feedback

As this standard will become the benchmark for assurance provided on sustainability reporting, feedback from all users of sustainability reporting is crucial.

The IAASB is keen to gather insights from the broadest range of stakeholders possible. To facilitate your response, the IAASB offers two distinct avenues:

The clock is ticking but there is still time. Share your feedback before December 1 and be part of this significant milestone in the world of sustainability assurance.

Megan Hartman

Megan Hartman is a principal on the Communications team. She joined the team in 2011 after working with a number of international organizations, primarily in the not-for-profit sector. Megan holds a master’s in integrated marketing communications from Northwestern University as well as a bachelor’s from George Washington University.