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The IESBA Releases Update on Sustainability Work

Shares Upcoming Strategy, Including Timeline and Information on Global Roundtables

Dec 19, 2022 | English

Earlier today, the IESBA released "Continuing with the Development of Global Ethics and Independence Standards for Sustainability Reporting and Assurance," a publication providing an overview of the sustainability-related decisions made by the Board at it's recent meeting and how those decisions will shape the Board's work in 2023 and beyond.

On December 2, 2022, the Board unanimously approved two new projects that will deliver the following:

Sustainability Project

  • Profession-agnostic independence standards for use by all sustainability assurance practitioners
  • Specific ethics provisions relevant to sustainability reporting and assurance 

Experts Project

  • Specific ethics and independence provisions addressing the use of experts by organizations as well as in the context of audit and assurance engagements (including sustainability assurance) 

Read more here.