The ISSB & How Asia Comes into Play

16:20 – 16:35

At COP26 the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation announced the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB), with the aim of providing a comprehensive global baseline of high-quality sustainability disclosure standards focused on enterprise value. 

Two years on, what has been done and what is yet to come? How does Hong Kong and Asia come into play? 


  • What opportunities exist for businesses in Hong Kong and Asia to partake in developing the region into a hub for engagement, cooperation, capacity building and innovation – in line with the ISSB’s creation of a global baseline of sustainability disclosures? 
  • How is the ISSB enhancing global presence and facilitating stakeholder engagement and capacity-building activities for economies in the Asian region and beyond?  
  • How is ISSB addressing the challenges organisations face in adhering to disclosure standards, if at all?  


Post-Event Actions 

  • Seek further understanding of how the ISSB’s standards will drive globally consistent, comparable and reliable sustainability reporting, and pertinent implications for your company.