Conceptual Framework

SASB’s Conceptual Framework [PDF] is a foundational document that guides SASB’s standards development process and explains the concepts and definitions relevant to SASB’s work. The framework is essential to fulfilling SASB’s goal of developing standards that are decision-useful, cost-effective, comparable, and verifiable.


Public Comment Period

SASB invited individuals and organizations to comment on an exposure draft of SASB’s Conceptual Framework. The objective of the public consultation was to develop an improved Conceptual Framework that provides a sound foundation for the development of SASB’s sustainability accounting standards. The end of the 45-day comment period was July 27, 2013.


Review the comments on the consultation draft along with SASB’s responses.