Launch: Applying the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards

18 Oct, 2023
UNCTAD World Investment Forum

This is an invitation only event. For more information, please contact the SSE team.

Applying the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards

In June 2023, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) ushered in a new era of corporate sustainability-related disclosure to capital markets worldwide with the launch of IFRS S1, “General Requirements for Sustainability-related Financial Information” and IFRS S2 “Climate-related Disclosures.” The IFRS Sustainability Standards were developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (“ISSB”). In order to help capital market participants to implement the new standards and to build capacity for consistent, global uptake, the UN SSE and IFC have partnered with the IFRS Foundation to provide training free-of charge with UN SSE Partner Exchanges.

Training Format

  • Facilitated by experts from the IFRS Foundation and UN SSE
  • Delivered online with interactive activities and direct interaction with expert facilitators
  • Q&A open for live interaction throughout the training
  • Training includes 3.5 hours of live facilitation and a homework exercise for extended learning


This training program has been developed to build participants’ understanding of the foundations of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards and guides them through a four-step process of preparing, aligning, implementing and communicating sustainability-related information. The training includes step-by-step practical guidance to help participants build the foundations needed to identify climate and sustainability-related issues, integrate them into strategy decision making and governance processes, and measure progress and resilience.



Listed companies or companies working with or providing products and services to listed companies, financial-sector organizations, regulatory authorities and standard setting organizations should encourage employees working in the following areas to participate:

  • Governance and leadership
  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Risk management
  • Accounting and finance
  • Sustainability and climate strategy

Download the information sheet in PDF here:

Training Resources

Before joining this training program, we recommend reviewing the training materials and starting to reflect on the homework assignment. We encourage you to ask question during the training, so please come prepared with your questions.

Download the homework here

Download the handout here with the core content from the training


About the SSE

​The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.