IESBA and IAASB highlight commitment to deliver on recommendations in new IOSCO report on a global assurance framework for sustainability-related corporate reporting

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Mar 28, 2023

On March 28, 2023, The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) and International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) welcomed the report released by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) on developing a global assurance framework for sustainability-related corporate reporting. The IOSCO report reflects extensive research and feedback from key stakeholders. The report calls for timely development of ethics and assurance standards for sustainability reporting by the IESBA and the IAASB, respectively.

The IESBA and the IAASB have responded to growing demand for high-quality assurance over sustainability-related information to enhance the reliability of corporate reporting by prioritizing their projects to develop relevant and complementary standards. Both the IESBA and IAASB will issue public consultations later this year on standards for sustainability ethics and assurance, respectively. Both boards plan to finalize their respective standards in 2024. IOSCO called for widespread outreach to ensure the standards meet the needs of users and benefit from diverse stakeholder input, among other recommendations. Both boards emphasize their commitment to address key considerations and recommendations presented in the IOSCO report.

Re­view the press re­lease and the IOSCO report on IAASB's website.

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