ISSB Briefing Workshop and Q&As for Emerging Markets

June 16, 2022

ISSB Briefing Workshop and Q&As for Emerging Markets

In response to a growing request for information on the IFRS Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), we’ve arranged a workshop and Q & As for emerging markets together with the ISSB and IFC. The workshop aims to present and address your questions pertaining to the development of the ISSB’s exposure drafts and the next steps of the ISSB. We also aim to use this webinar to gauge your perceptions, expectations, and implementation support needed of the ISSB standards. This webinar took place on Thursday, June 16 at 13:30 – 14:45 CET / 7:30 – 8:45 am EDT.


On November 3, 2021, the IFRS Foundation announced the establishment of the ISSB, which has been positioned as one of the key steps supporting the pathway to sustainable finance and providing enabling mechanisms to mobilize private capital for climate action and sustainable development. The ISSB is developing a comprehensive global baseline of high-quality sustainability disclosure standards to meet investors’ information needs, and has recently published two exposure drafts focused on General Disclosure and Climate-related Disclosure for public consultations.

In this workshop, the ISSB will give an overview of the two exposure drafts currently open for comment. However, we recommend that participants review these two drafts beforehand in order to provide feedback and ask questions that can support a constructive dialogue and enhancement of the drafts. You can access the exposure draft on General Sustainability-related Disclosures here, and the Climate Disclosure Draft here.


About the Presenters:

Martine Valcin

Global Manger, Corporate Governance I ESG Advisory, Knowledge and Learning
International Finance Corporation

Charles (Chuck) Travis Canfield

Principal Corporate Governance Officer
International Finance Corporation

Sundip Jadeja

ISSB Technical Staff
IFRS Foundation

Caroline Clark-Maxwell

ISSB Technical Staff
IFRS Foundation

Anthony Miller

Coordinator of UN SSE initiative

Tiffany Grabski

Senior Specialist
UN SSE initiative

Ralitza Germanova

Corporate Governance Officer
International Finance Corporation


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