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Report on the February 2016 IFRS Advisory Council meeting

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Mar 11, 2016

On March 11, 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) released a summary of the IFRS Advisory Council meeting held in London on February 23–24, 2016. Highlights of the meeting will be thorough discussions of the review of structure and effectiveness of the IFRS Foundation and of the future of corporate reporting.

The report, prepared by Chair of the IFRS Advisory Council Joanna Perry, notes the following dis­cus­sions:

  • IASB ac­tiv­i­ties — Members received a report of recent ac­tiv­i­ties and were congratulatory of the IASB bringing together implementation and education into one unit.
  • Trustee ac­tiv­i­ties — Members received an updated on the January Trustees meeting and were presented with the IFRS Foundation Strategy approved by the Trustees.
  • Post-implementation reviews strategy — Members discussed the primary objective of PIR and when a PIR would be necessary.
  • Review of the structure and ef­fec­tive­ness of the IFRS Foun­da­tion — Members discussed governance aspects of the review.
  • IFRS Foundation funding — The Council believed it is useful for members to have access to an Aide-Memoire and that there may be opportunities for additional funding from the public.
  • Corporate reporting — Members discussed consultation documents from the Federation of European Accountants and the Financial Stability Board and the Carbon Tracker Initiative on the implications of climate change in financial and corporate reporting.
  • Conceptual framework — Members provided advice related to the conceptual framework exposure draft.

The full report on the council’s February meeting is available on the IASB's Web site.

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