The IFRS Sustainability Alliance is a global membership programme for sustainability standards, integrated reporting and integrated thinking. The Alliance offers curated insights and educational programming, as well as peer-to-peer networking.
Diverse in size and scope, members of the Alliance share a belief in the power of building a global baseline of sustainability disclosures to meet capital market needs.
Market expectations for sustainability-related data and integrated reporting are evolving as a global baseline of sustainability disclosure becomes a reality. Members stay apprised of the changing landscape through the following benefits:
Alliance benefits are available to all colleagues at every member organisation. You can also join as an individual. Membership benefits details and options are below.
IFRS Sustainability Alliance membership is open to any organisation that believes in effective sustainability disclosure, integrated reporting and integrated thinking.
Organisational members receive additional meetings, learning opportunities and a deeper relationship with the IFRS Foundation Membership Team. Read more about membership benefits for organisations.
Who are my peers?
Members include investors, corporations, universities, nonprofits and a variety of professional service organisations such as consultants, accounting firms, data providers and proxy advisory services.
Designed for professionals from all functions of the capital markets—including investment management, corporate sustainability, finance, assurance and law—individual membership helps you stay ahead of the evolving field of sustainability accounting. Individual members receive discounts on IFRS Foundation offerings, the latest research, non-financial reporting best practices and resources to help you explain sustainability-related data and integrated reporting to colleagues and stakeholders.
Additional meetings, Membership Team engagement and learning opportunities are reserved for organisational members.
For educators, the IFRS Sustainability Alliance individual membership is available at a 50% discount. At this time, this discount is for academic faculty only.
There are no formal reporting requirements or official time commitments required to be a member of the IFRS Sustainability Alliance. The Alliance is designed to be a resource to organisations and individuals, and we believe you get out what you put in. That said, we do seek an intentional and demonstrated commitment to learn and support efforts to build a global baseline of sustainability disclosures for the capital markets join the Alliance.
Companies do not have to be currently disclosing with the SASB Standards, IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards or Integrated Reporting Framework to join the IFRS Sustainability Alliance. Many companies have joined the Alliance as a way to learn more about these resources and their use in the market, to aid in their efforts to build out those capabilities internally.
Yes. Anyone can provide input on the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards. We encourage feedback and are happy to direct non-Alliance members to the right internal resource to share their feedback.
The IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards and the process for developing them are completely independent of the IFRS Sustainability Alliance. Alliance members are encouraged, like any other organisation, to participate in standard-setting.