The incoming global baseline for sustainability disclosures: the ISSB consultation

An open letter from the CEO

In brief

  • Ainslie van Onselen comments on the ISSB’s consultation on sustainability and climate-related disclosure standards
  • This consultation, and the incoming global baseline of sustainability disclosures, have significant implications for the global accounting profession.
  • Register for a webinar to hear more about the consultation

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) recently commenced consultation on two new draft standards setting out sustainability-related and climate-related disclosure requirements.

I would like to invite you to a webinar on Tuesday, 10 May 2022, that will both explore these standards with Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair of the ISSB, and help shape CA ANZ’s submission and response to them.

The ISSB is seeking feedback over a 120-day consultation period closing on 29 July 2022 and aims to issue the new standards by the end of the year.

These standards represent an important step towards harmonised and simplified sustainability and climate risk disclosure protocols – something we welcomed last year.

Over recent years, CA ANZ has actively engaged in the emerging dialogue around sustainability and the role of the accounting profession.

Chartered Accountants have a critical role in the sustainable transformation of business, from instigating action through to evaluating strategies, as well as measuring and reporting performance. Clients are asking for these services and investors are demanding these disclosures.

Sustainability-related disclosures and assurance present a significant opportunity to Chartered Accountants to provide greater value and relevance to organisations they work with.

By joining this webinar you will learn more about the ISSB’s work and your role as a CA in supporting climate and sustainability reporting.

I hope to see you at the webinar.


Ainslie van Onselen
Chief Executive Officer, CA ANZ

This article was first published by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. You can read the original article here.