Canada and the sustainability standards board…and all our tomorrows…

John Hughes IFRS Blog

Canada should be the home of the new global sustainability standards board, announces a recent opinion piece in Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper.

Here are some extracts:

  • (The) international interest (in hosting the new board) reinforces the prestige and value associated with the new global body. It also provides an opportunity to demonstrate how Canada’s offer signals a dedicated commitment across our economy and society to sustainability, both domestically and internationally.
  • While each of the interested countries and cities have their own strengths, Canada’s offer is impressive as it features wide-ranging support and a substantive financial commitment. The Canadian offer comes with backing from a collaboration that spans the public, accounting, finance, pension, insurance, regulatory and Indigenous sectors, along with leading business, academic and public-policy organizations.
  • Suncor Energy and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada are among the many organizations backing the Canadian proposal to host the global headquarters…

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