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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.
Andreas Barckow, Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board), will, for the first time in his new role, address delegates at the World Standard-setters Virtual Conference taking place on 27-28 September.
He will share his first impressions of joining the Board from the perspective of a former national standards-setter. He is the former President of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (Deutsches Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee e.V.)
The two-day, invite-only conference provides an opportunity for national standard-setters to get an update on and discuss the IFRS Foundation’s activities, including consultations currently out for comment. The conference will offer interactive Q&A sessions—where participants can ask presenters questions—panel discussions and virtual networking opportunities with fellow delegates and speakers in a chatroom environment.
Recordings of some sessions will be available to view after the conference.
Access more details about the conference here. Please register via invitations that have been sent out from the IFRS Foundation.
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