Leading Financial Market Participants Call for Stronger Alignment of Regulatory & Standard Setting Efforts around Sustainability Disclosure

Investors, companies, and the accountancy profession all benefit from simplicity and alignment, serving the public interest

Jun 01, 2022 | New York, New York | English

The global accountancy profession is on a journey—along with investors, companies, regulators and other stakeholders—toward a unified, coherent, global and authoritative standard-setting process for reporting on sustainability information.

IFAC welcomes the establishment of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), as well as jurisdiction or regional initiatives that can contribute toward the creation of a global system for consistent, reliable and assurable sustainability disclosure. 

In a joint statement today, IFAC joins with leading capital markets participants—PRI (Principles for responsible Investment) and WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development)—in calling for simplicity and alignment in the standard-setting process.  At this critical juncture, regulatory and standard-setting fragmentation must be avoided through efforts to align key concepts, terminologies, and metrics upon which disclosure requirements are built.

Read the statement on IFAC's website or download the PDF here.


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