IFC and IFRS Foundation Announce Partnership to Improve Sustainability Reporting in Emerging Markets

IFC and IFRS Foundation Announce Partnership to Improve Sustainability Reporting in Emerging Markets

By Prathamesh 9 July, 2024
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June 27, 2024

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the IFRS Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing their strategic partnership to strengthen sustainable capital markets by improving sustainability and climate reporting in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs).

The IFRS Foundation’s International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) issued two inaugural Standards in June 2023 with the objective of delivering global consistency and comparability of sustainability-related financial disclosures for capital markets. Jurisdictions making up around 55% of global gross domestic product (GDP) are already taking steps towards using these Standards.

The partnership will focus on implementing programmes to promote and build capacity for the consistent application of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards across EMDEs. This includes developing toolkits and research publications as well as conducting training programmes to encourage sustainability reporting. Further, the partnership outlines plans to provide technical assistance and tailored support to help jurisdictions adopt and implement these Standards effectively, building on IFC’s successful initiatives already in Bangladesh and Jordan.

To find out more details please visit : https://www.ifrs.org/