The Proposed International Sustainability Standards Board and the future for ESG disclosure

Navigate the complicated reporting landscape and understand the establishment of the International Sustainability Standards Board and its impact on Japan.

16:30 - 18:00 Tokyo /// 08:30 - 10:00 London

English/Japanese simutaneous interpretation provided


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Interest in corporate sustainability reporting has skyrocketed in the past few years. As part of the global trend towards consistent, comparable and coherent reporting, non-financial reporting harmonisation is underway. The IFRS Foundation aims to unveil a new International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) ahead of the COP26. Join the “The proposed International Sustainability Standards Board and the future for ESG disclosure” webinar and understand how to be ready.

In the latest G7 summit, finance ministers made a commitment at the meeting to make it mandatory for corporates to report climate impacts and investment decisions, alongside new measures to strengthen central company beneficial ownership registries to crackdown on environmental crime. “We support moving towards mandatory climate-related financial disclosures that provide consistent and decision-useful information for market participants,” G7 finance ministers said in the final communique.

The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors also expressly welcome the work program of the IFRS Foundation to develop a baseline global reporting standard under robust governance and public oversight, building upon the TCFD framework.

The topic of climate-related financial disclosure and the TCFD is fast gaining momentum and moving up the political agenda. Businesses are starting to realise the needs (risks) and benefits (opportunities) from identifying the climate change risks their organisations may be exposed to both now and in the future.

We have invited a group of policymakers and experts to discuss the ISSB and what Japanese companies should prepare for the new reporting process.

The event is hosted by CDSB and CDP.


Welcome: Michiyo Morisawa, Director, CDP Japan
Introduction to the ISSB: Teresa Ko, Trustee, IFRS Foundation 
Reaction from Japan: Shozo Maeda, Director, Corporate Accounting, Disclosure and CSR Policy Office, METI

Panel discussion: what could the ISSB mean for Japan?
Moderator: Mardi McBrien, Managing Director, CDSB
Satoshi Ikeda, Chief Sustainable Finance Officer, Japan Financial Services Agency
Natsuho Torii, Manager, Sustainability Department, Japan Exchange Group
Paul Simpson, CEO, CDP