Global Ethics Board Releases Report on Accomplishments 2016-2020

Report Highlights Transformational Period, Foundation Established for Future Work in the Public Interest

Dec 30, 2020 | New York, NY | English

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) today released a Report, Ethics and Trust – Breaking New Ground summarizing the Board’s Accomplishments from June 1, 2016 to July 31, 2020. The Report includes an update on the IESBA’s current projects and initiatives, and highlights the Board’s extensive efforts in promoting awareness, adoption, and implementation of the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards).  The Report also touches on the outreach activities undertaken by the Board to extend and deepen its dialogue with stakeholders about issues relevant to elevating global ethics and building public trust in the accounting profession.

“Ethics is the foundation on which public trust in the accounting profession is built,” said IESBA Chairman Dr. Stavros Thomadakis. “IESBA has been diligently focused on strengthening and enhancing the Code during the period covered by the report. The revised and restructured Code, which has been effective since June 2019, reflects these important enhancements. Our current work program builds on that strong foundation and includes projects to further strengthen the International Independence Standards.”

The Report includes messages from the former Chair of the IESBA’s Consultative Advisory Group (CAG), Mr. Kristian Koktvedgaard, and the current CAG Chair, Mr. Gaylen Hansen. The CAG messages outline the work of the CAG in providing advice to the IESBA in setting standards in the public interest. 

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The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is an independent global standard-setting board. The IESBA’s mission is to serve the public interest by setting ethics standards, including auditor independence requirements, which seek to raise the bar for ethical conduct and practice for all professional accountants through a robust, globally operable International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards) (the Code).


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