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On 3 November 2021, at COP26, the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).
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The IFRS Foundation has today published the IFRS Taxonomy 2019. It includes changes resulting from a common practice update and a general improvement update to the IFRS Taxonomy 2018.
The IFRS Taxonomy facilitates electronic reporting of financial information prepared in accordance with IFRS Standards. Preparers can use the IFRS Taxonomy to tag disclosures, making them more easily accessible to investors who prefer to receive their financial information electronically.
The IFRS Taxonomy 2019 compiles changes resulting from two final updates to the IFRS Taxonomy 2018, which are also published today:
Access the IFRS Taxonomy 2019 files and supporting information here. Watch a short webcast introducing the IFRS Taxonomy 2019:
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