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On 3 November 2021, at COP26, the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).
The ISSB will deliver a global baseline of sustainability disclosures to meet capital market needs.
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The IFRS Foundation expects to publish IFRS Taxonomy 2021—Proposed Update 1 Disclosure of Accounting Policies and Definition of Accounting Estimates on 21 April 2021.
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