SGV Partner Benjamin N. Villacorte joins ACMF-ISSB Joint Conference and Technical Training on IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards

SGV Climate Change and Sustainability Services (CCaSS) Partner Benjamin N. Villacorte (BNV) participated in the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) and International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) Joint Conference and Technical Training on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Sustainability Disclosure Standards in Singapore from 27 to 28 June 2023. The event marked the launch of the ISSB’s two inaugural IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.



SGV CCaSS Partner Benjamin N. Villacorte (left) with ISSB Vice-Chair Jingdong Hua (second from left) and other representatives from the Philippine delegation


On Day 1, ACMF Chair Inarno Djajadi of the Indonesia Otoritas Jasa Keuangan shared his remarks. This was followed by detailed presentations on key aspects of the newly launched standards as well as panel discussions on perspectives relating to sustainability disclosures and the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards with ISSB Vice-Chair Jingdong Hua as one of the speakers. 


Technical training sessions for regulators and corporate preparers were conducted on Day 2. The sessions were a deeper dive into the technical aspects of the ISSB standards and their practical implications.


More than 1,000 ASEAN regulators, investors, corporate preparers, and other stakeholders participated in the event, of which over 200 attended in-person. Thirty out of the 200 in-person attendants were from the Philippine delegation, which included corporate preparers from various private companies and representatives from local regulators such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the Insurance Commission.

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