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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.
Please find below a brief summary of news and events from the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and the IFRS® Foundation over the past month:
Chair of the Board Hans Hoogervorst and Chair of the IFRS Foundation Trustees Michel Prada respond to the European Commission consultation on Fitness Check on the EU Framework for Public Reporting by Companies and call for broad participation in the consultation.
Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair of the Board, discusses IFRS 9 and explains the Board’s thinking behind the requirements for equity instruments in the Standard.
The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation appointed Sue Lloyd to serve a second term as Vice-Chair of the Board.
Board member Françoise Flores and technical staff provide an overview of the revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting. To watch the webinar, please visit our dedicated page.
Board member Darrel Scott offers his perspective on the new information about insurers’ financial performance that will be available when IFRS 17 is applied.
The IFRS Foundation released the first three of 35 stand-alone modules designed to provide support to anyone learning about, applying or reading financial statements prepared using the IFRS for SMEs Standard.
Annotated Required IFRS Standards 2018 book is now available in Spanish.
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