ISSB releases sustainability disclosure requirements

The International Sustainability Standards Board today provided its inaugural disclosure requirements—IFRS S1 and IFRS S2—on basic sustainability and climate-related subjects. The ISSB requirements will likely be embraced in nations with sustainability-related reporting programs—such as nations in the EU—and will be prominent as the SEC considers its last guideline on environment threat disclosures that are set up for an October release. For business based on such disclosure requirements, the requirements enter into impact for reporting year 2024, with particular relief supplied till 2025.

ISSB requirements consist of disclosures of greenhouse gas emissions—consisting of Scope 3 funded emissions—and circumstance analysis of climate-related threats. However, board considerations on materiality and scalability suggest that versatility will be supplied in how such problems are attended to by reporting business that embrace the requirements. Guidance has actually been provided by the ISSB to accompany the requirements, both for reporting business in basic and for the monetary services sector.


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