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On 3 November 2021, at COP26, the IFRS Foundation Trustees announced the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).
On 26 June 2023 the ISSB issued its inaugural standards—IFRS S1 and IFRS S2—ushering in a new era of sustainability-related disclosures in capital markets worldwide.
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