IAASB offers support for ISSB proposals and comments on assurability of the two draft sustainability reporting standards

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Jul 26, 2022

On July 26, 2022, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) submitted a response to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) on its exposure drafts on sustainability- and climate-related disclosures. In its response, the IAASB noted the importance of reliable, high-quality, globally consistent sustainability reporting that investors and regulators are able to trust.

The IAASB highlighted the value of long-term cooperation between the IAASB and ISSB, as well as the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, to strengthen the connectivity between sustainability reporting external sustainability assurance, and ethical standards—especially as standards become increasingly refined and enhanced. External assurance should play a crucial role in enabling organizations to demonstrate that the sustainability information reported is reliable and credible.

The IAASB has begun its journey to sustainability reporting assurance standards: at the June 2022 IAASB meeting, the IAASB committed to its next steps in developing a bespoke assurance standard for sustainability reporting.

Review the press release and response on the IAASB's website. 

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