PwC National Office specialists discuss the ISSB's recent board meetings and tentative decisions reached.
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has been working quickly through deliberations on its proposals to create a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures.
Since we last covered the ISSB’s deliberations in October 2022, the Board has met four more times for redeliberations on draft standards – and each meeting was chock full of action. This week, Heather Horn was joined by Andreas Ohl and Katie Woods to unpack the dialogue and tentative decisions reached within these meetings.
In this episode, our guests discuss:
  • 1:42 - The status of the ISSB exposure drafts and progress toward finalization
  • 8:27 - An overview of discussions at recent ISSB meetings
  • 13:30 - How estimates may be handled in sustainability reporting
  • 17:05 - Consistency of timelines between financial and sustainability reporting
  • 22:21 - Clarifications the ISSB is considering on the concept of enterprise value
  • 32:44 - Climate-related disclosures, including GHG intensity measures
  • 42:46 - Other topics proposed for future standard-setting consideration
Looking for more information on the ISSB and ESG reporting? Check out our previous podcast on responses to the ISSB exposure drafts, as well as our In the loop on navigating the ESG landscape.
About our guests
Andreas Ohl is a partner in PwC's National Office focused on thought leadership, standard setting, and mergers and acquisitions under US GAAP and IFRS. In addition to his US responsibilities, he leads the sustainability topic team for the PwC global network. Andreas is chairman of the Business Valuation Standards Board at the International Valuation Standards Council, is a member of the working group that authored the AICPA's in-process R&D guide, and has served as a member of the FASB's Valuation Resource Group.
Katie Woods is a Director in PwC's Global Accounting Consulting Services group and advises on ESG and International accounting standards. Katie specializes in the new and emerging ESG reporting frameworks working across the PwC Network. She has over 30 years of experience working with a broad range of companies. Katie speaks regularly on a range of ESG and accounting topics at national and international seminars.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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