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Joint Statement from the IESBA and IAASB Chairs on the ISSB’s Progress Toward Inaugural International Sustainability Standards

Feb 21, 2023 | New York, New York | English

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board applaud the recent announcement by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) that final decisions for all technical content related to ISSB's inaugural sustainability standards have been made and that the ISSB is entering the final stages of the standards development process ahead of an expected issuance at the end of Q2 2023.

We echo the recent statement of support from the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and appreciate IOSCO's encouragement for our boards’ work to develop standards by the end of 2024. The IOSCO statement is a timely reminder that providing the necessary assurance and ethics standards is essential to complete the sustainability reporting and assurance standards infrastructure. We will continue to work closely with all parties as we develop our sustainability standards, which we will discuss at our respective March meetings.