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Date and Location

April 14, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


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​CID's Road to GEM23 climate and development series precedes and helps launch the May 2023 Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM23)​: Growing in a Green World. This spring, CID strives to elevate and learn from voices from the countries on the frontlines of the climate crisis, and feature important learnings from the leaders who will be active participants at GEM23. On April 14, 2023, CID presents Isabel Saint Malo​, Senior Policy Adviser to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Program, Former Vice President of Panama, and Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). 

At COP26, The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) was assigned to work towards the creation of Universal Sustainability Standards​. With this new responsibility, IFRS set up the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) to develop standards that can provide a common language for sustainability information to enable comparable and consistent sustainability disclosures across global capital markets. Sustainability Disclosure Standards will provide the foundations for globally applicable disclosure requirements, thereby establishing a consistent and comprehensive global baseline. In this talk, Ms. Saint Malo will discuss her role on the IFRS Board, what universal sustainability standards will mean for the world of finance, and why this all matters on a global scale. 

This is a virtual only event open to the public. Registration is required. 

Speakers and Presenters

Isabel Saint Malo, Former Vice President of Panama; Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).