IFRS Foundation announces two additional ISSB members

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24 Jun 2022

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have announced the appointment of Jeffrey Hales and Michael Jantzi as ISSB Board members. Their appointments mean that the ISSB is now quorate.

Mr Hales, who has been appointed to a part-time role, has served as Chair of the SASB Standards Board since 2018 and is also a professor of accounting at the University of Texas in Austin, US. He has previously served as an academic research fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and as a member of its Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. His first term expires on 30 June 2027.

Mr Jantzi joins the ISSB from Morningstar, where he currently serves as Managing Director of ESG Strategy. He is the founder and former CEO of Sustainalytics, an ESG research and ratings firm that was subsequently acquired by Morningstar in 2020. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF) and of the Principles for Responsible Investment. His first term expires on 30 September 2025.

The press release on the IFRS Foundation website notes that in the next several weeks, the Trustees will complete the ISSB’s full membership with further appointments in July and the goal to reach the full complement of 14 members during the third quarter of 2022.

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