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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.
We are pleased to announce the 2022 dates for student visits to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The visits are for student groups studying IFRS Accounting Standards and consist of a two-hour session with a presentation, including time for questions.
The visits provide an excellent opportunity for students to interact with a member of the IASB and a member of the technical staff on the work of the IASB. The sessions are interactive and often involve multiple universities, so students can engage with and hear the perspectives of other students from around the world.
Due to the continued pandemic, our student visits will be virtual meetings only from January to March 2022. Thereafter, we will consider a mixed format of virtual and in-person visits if safe to do so.
The 2022 dates and information on how to register for a visit can be found here.
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