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This is a brief summary of news and events from the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and the IFRS® Foundation over the past month:

IFRS Foundation Trustees consult on amendments to Due Process Handbook

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, responsible for the governance and oversight of the Board, have published proposed amendments to the Due Process Handbook, inviting comments. Access the Exposure Draft.

Speech: IASB Chair on what sustainability reporting can and cannot achieve

Chair of the Board Hans Hoogervorst delivered a speech at the Climate-Related Financial Reporting Conference at the University of Cambridge, describing how reporting that helps investors understand how companies are affected by sustainability issues offers a promising step forward, and the role that the Board intends to play in this area.

IFRS 17 Transition Resource Group meeting summary available

The Transition Resource Group (TRG) met on 4 April. The meeting summary and a podcast covering both the TRG meeting and the Board's discussion of IFRS 17 during the April meeting can be accessed here.

Meeting summaries from stakeholder group meetings with preparers and investors published

The meeting summary from the 22 March meeting of the Global Preparers Forum and the 21 March meeting of the Capital Market Advisory Committee are available.

Investor Update with a spotlight on crypto-assets is available

A new issue of the IASB Investor Update, which aims to make it easy for investors to keep up with changes in the world of IFRS® Standards and how those changes may affect an investor's day job, is now available.

April IASB Update and podcast

To keep up with the Board's monthly discussions, you can access the IASB Update summarising the Board's April meeting and listen to a podcast featuring the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board, Hans Hoogervorst and Sue Lloyd.

Update on the IFRS for SMEs Standard published

The April 2019 IFRS for SMEs Update is now available. It includes information on the latest education modules, the forthcoming review of the Standard and translations.