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IFAC comments on the Trustees' sustainability consultation

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11 Dec 2020

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has commented on the IFRS Foundation Trustees’ consultation paper on sustainability reporting published in September 2020.

In September 2020, even before the Trustees launched their sustainability consultation, IFAC had already called for an IASB sister board for setting global sustainability standards.

In response to the Trustees' consultation, IFAC now reiterates its call for an international sustainability standard-setting Board under the IFRS Foundation. The comment letter states (emphasis in original):

The Consultation identifies important and challenging questions that should be considered by the IFRS Trustees — including the scope and sequencing of standards, the approach to materiality, and how to build off existing initiatives. However, in answer to the fundamental issues at stake—is there a need for a global set of internationally recognized sustainability reporting requirements, and should the IFRS Foundation play a leading role through the establishment of a new sustainability standards board (SSB) — IFAC believes, based on extensive stakeholder outreach, that the answer is a resounding “Yes.”

Please click to access the full comment letter on the IFAC website.

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