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Recent Press Releases

The SASB Investor Advisory Group (IAG) Welcomes Formation of The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) (November 17, 2021)

Deutsche Übersetzung der SASB-Standards jetzt verfügbar (November 16, 2021)

German Translation of the SASB Standards Now Available (November 16, 2021)

IFRS Foundation announces International Sustainability Standards Board, consolidation with CDSB and VRF, and publication of prototype disclosure requirements (November 3, 2021)

SASB Standards Board Advances Standard-Setting on Asset Management and Extractives Projects (October 5, 2021)

International Experts Join the SASB Standards Advisory Group. (October 5, 2021)

Release of SASB Standards XBRL Taxonomy Accelerates Structured Reporting of ESG Data (September 28, 2021)

More Than Half of S&P Global 1200 Now Disclose Using SASB Standards (September 22, 2021)

SASB Standards Board Initiates Standard-Setting Project on Renewable Energy (July 13, 2021)

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) today officially announce their merger to form the Value Reporting Foundation(June 9, 2021)

SASB Opens 90-Day Public Comment Period on Apparel, Accessories & Footwear Standard (June 1, 2021)

Statement on the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Practice Statement on Management Commentary Exposure Draft (June 1, 2021)

Le SASB a publié la traduction française de ses 77 normes industrielles (May 11, 2021)

SASB Publishes French Translations of 77 Industry Standards (May 11, 2021)

SASB Initiates Standard-Setting Project on Alternative Meat & Dairy (May 11, 2021)

SASB Publishes Updated Climate Risk Technical Bulletin (April 13, 2021)

Joint Press Release from GRI and SASB – GRI and SASB reporting ‘complement each other’. Practical guide shares experiences of using both sets of standards together (April 8, 2021)

Nos complace compartir que las traducciones al español de los 77 estándares industriales de SASB (March 25, 2021)

Spanish translations now available for SASB’s 77 industry Standards (March 25, 2021)

ESG and Policy Expert Granville Martin Joins SASB as Director of US Policy and Outreach
(March 24, 2021)

SASB Opens 90-Day Public Comment Period on Asset Management & Custody Activities Standard (March 16, 2020)

SASB Presents Preliminary Insights on Human Capital Project (March 3, 2020)

SASB Advances Structured ESG Disclosure Via Issuing SASB XBRL Taxonomy for Public Comment (March 2, 2020)

Global sustainability and integrated reporting organisations launch prototype climate-related financial disclosure standard (December 18, 2020)

SASB Releases Significant Updates to the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential (December 18, 2020)

SASB Opens Public Consultation and Comment on Human Capital and Tailings Management Projects (December 17, 2020)

Assurance, Data Provider, and Sustainable Investing Experts Elected to SASB’s Governing Board (December 17, 2020)

An open letter to financial infrastructure and data providers from the Investor Advisory Group (IAG) of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) (December 11, 2020)

SASB Issues Guidance on Preparing Human Capital Management Disclosures (December 8, 2020)

SASB Advances Progress on Standard-Setting and Research Projects (December 7, 2020)

IIRC and SASB announce intent to merge in major step towards simplifying the corporate reporting system (November 24, 2020)

SASB Publishes Translated Implementation Guidance for Companies (November 18, 2020)

55 Leading International Asset Owners and Asset Managers Ask Companies to Use SASB Standards (November 17, 2020)

SASB Appoints Australia Senior Advisor as Momentum Grows (November 11, 2020)

Seventeen Data and Analytics Providers Now Have a Licensing Relationship with SASB, Improving Access to Financially Material ESG Information (October 15, 2020)

Amidst Growing Global Use of SASB Standards, SASB Adds International Perspectives to Its Standards Board (September 29, 2020)

SASB Initiates New Standard-Setting Project to Address Content Governance in the Internet Media & Services Industry (September 21, 2020)

Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting (September 11, 2020)

SASB Invites Public Comment on Foundational Standard-Setting Documents (August 28, 2020)

SASB Investor Advisory Group Expands Asia-Pacific Membership (July 30, 2020)

Promoting Clarity and Compatibility in the Sustainability Landscape GRI and SASB Announce Collaboration (July 13, 2020)

SASB Initiates New Standard-Setting Project to Address Plastics in Pulp & Paper Products and Chemicals Industries (June 25, 2020)

SASB Announces New Chair and Vice Chair to Its Investor Advisory Group; Membership Now Exceeds 50 Organizations (April 14, 2020)

SASB Initiates New Projects in Consumer Goods and Food & Beverage Sectors (February 25, 2020)

SASB Launches Online Implementation Guidance for Companies (February 4, 2020)

SASB Initiates New Projects to Evaluate and Address Emerging Sustainability Factors (December 19, 2019)

SASB Adds Six New Members to Investor Advisory Group (December 10, 2019)

SASB Appoints Globally Recognized Corporate Reporting Expert Paul Druckman to Its Governing Board (December 5, 2019)

The SASB Foundation Board Announces Leadership Changes (November 5, 2019)

Standards Setters Release TCFD Good Practice Handbook (September 23, 2019)

SASB Expands Investor Advisory Group (May 22, 2019)

Standards Setters Release TCFD Implementation Guide (May 1, 2019)

Governance experts elected to SASB Foundation Board of Directors (March 28, 2019)

SASB names former World Bank Official Madelyn Antoncic as new Chief Executive (February 26, 2019)

Netherlands Central Bank Official Else Bos to Join SASB Foundation Board of Directors (February 11, 2019)

SASB Appoints Marc A. Siegel to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (January 10, 2019)

SASB Codifies First-Ever Industry-Specific Sustainability Accounting Standards (November 7, 2018)

SASB Welcomes First Round of Standards Advisory Group Members (October 24, 2018)

Former Yahoo! CFO to Join SASB Foundation Board of Directors (July 17, 2018)

SASB founder Jean Rogers to step down as Chair of SASB (April 23, 2018)


SASB in the News – Featured Coverage

Corporate Responsibility Reporting Is Growing Up (Bloomberg Green, August 19, 2020)

Interview with Janine Guillot | CEO, SASB | No Single Set of Standards Suffice (InvestESG.eu, August 18, 2020)

SASB becomes go-to source for investors on ESG comparisons (Pensions & Investments, August 10, 2020)

GRI and SASB are collaborating. Is that good news for companies? (GreenBiz, July 13, 2020)

ESG reporting powerhouses bury the hatchet (Financial Times, July 10, 2020)

Is Setting ESG Standards Too Puzzling? Get Wide Feedback, SASB Says (Chief Investment Officer, June 30, 2020)

SASB opens new project to set standards for plastics reporting (Accounting Today, June 29, 2020)

Janine Guillot: Charting a Sustainable Future (EY, April 27, 2020)

SASB Metrics, Risk, and Sustainability (Strategic Finance, April 1, 2020)

SASB to Update Sustainable Sourcing Metrics for Apparel Industry (Lexology, March 5, 2020)

Sustainable investing: Reaching for a green gold standard (Funds Europe, January-February 2020)

Leading the Way on Sustainable Development (The CPA Journal, February 12, 2020)

Benefits of Sustainability Reporting: Takeaways for Accounting (Compliance Week, February 3, 2020)

Understanding The Financial Intensity Of Industry-Specific Material ESG Issues (Forbes, January 22, 2020)

Behind BlackRock’s Climate Pledge (Top1000Funds, January 22, 2020)

Larry Fink Rules on the Best Global Standards for Climate Risk Reporting (Financial Times, January 20, 2020)

BlackRock Pushes for Clearer Accounting of Climate Risks From Companies(Accounting Today, January 14, 2020)

A Fundamental Reshaping of Finance’: The CEO of $7 Trillion BlackRock Says Climate Change Will Be the FocalPpoint of the Firm’s Investing Strategy (Business Insider, January 14, 2020)

BlackRock Shakes up Business to Focus on Sustainable Investing (Financial Times, January 14, 2020)

How SASB Aims to Keep its Standards Relevant (Corporate Secretary, January 3, 2020)

Transparency and Data Standardisation “Pivotal” to ESG Adoption (Funds Europe, December 17, 2019)

More Than 100 Companies Using SASB Standards (IR Magazine, December 12, 2019)

Finally A Way To Assure Sustainability And Impact! Vornado, Etsy, And LeapFrog Lead The Charge (Forbes, December 9, 2019)

Investor Interest Fuels SASB Adoption, Inspires New GRI Tax Disclosure Standard (GreenBiz, December 9, 2019)

The State of Sustainability (FEI Daily, December 8, 2019)

Six Ways to Fix Sustainable Finance – 3: Standardize Climate Risk Measurements (Euromoney, December 3, 2019)

Growing focus on ESG issues offers opportunity for investor relations – Kurt Kuehn (IR Magazine, November 12, 2019)

Why Etsy gives its social-impact goals equal standing with its financial performance (Fast Company, November 11, 2019)

SASB Appoints New CEO (The Accountant, November 6, 2019)

Seven Easy Ways to Introduce Sustainability Reporting into Existing Accounting Curricula (The CPA Journal, October 11, 2019)

The Japan TCFD Consortium announces the release of the Guidance for Utilizing Climate-related Information to Promote Green Investment (Green Investment Guidance) (Japan TCFD Consortium, October 8, 2019)

Corporate Reporting Dialogue shows high level of alignment between major global reporting frameworks on TCFD recommendations (Corporate Reporting Dialogue, September 24, 2019)

Sustainability Accounting Standards and SEC Filings (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance & Financial Regulation, June 5, 2019)

SASB investor group adds new members, names new chairwoman (Pensions & Investments, May 22, 2019)

Investing for Social Impact Is Complicated. Here Are 4 Ways to Simplify It (New York Times, May 3, 2019)

SASB and CDSB launch ‘practical guidance’ on TCFD reporting (Responsible Investor, May 1, 2019)

A New Roadmap to Communicate Sustainability Performance (Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2019)

SASB Launches Sustainability Accounting Standards (Wall Street Journal, November 7, 2018)

SASB launches new materiality reporting framework (IR Magazine, November 7, 2018)

In Praise Of ExxonMobil’s Reporting Transparency (Forbes, March 21, 2018)

Measuring Investors’ Contributions To The Sustainable Development Goals (Forbes, March 11, 2018)



Public Comment Responses from SASB

SASB SEC Climate Letter – May 19 2021
SASB Supports SEC Action to Promote Decision-Useful ESG Disclosure

IFRS Foundation – December 11, 2020
SASB’s Response to the IFRS Foundation’s Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting

Office of Regulations and Interpretations United States Department of Labor – July 22, 2020
Proposed rule on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments (RIN 1210-AB95)

European Commission – June 11, 2020
Response of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board to the Public Consultation on the Revision of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive 

Government of New Zealand – December 17, 2019
Climate-related financial disclosures – Understanding your business risks and opportunities related to climate change

United States Securities and Exchange Commission – October 17, 2019
Securities and Exchange Commission, Proposed Rule: Modernization of Regulation S-K Items 101, 103 and 105, SEC Release Nos. 33-10668; 34-86614; File No. S7-11-19

Hong Kong Stock Exchange – July 18, 2019
Consultation Paper on Review of the ESG Reporting Guide and Related Listing Rules
Additional Comments

International Organisation of Pension Supervisors – March 11, 2019
Consultation on Supervisory Guidelines on the Integration of ESG Factors in the Investment and Risk Management of Pension Funds

Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission – January 11, 2019
Comments and Input on Draft Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and Reporting Template for Publicly-Listed Companies