CDSB has identified a need to support preparers in integrating climate-related matters into the financial statements. This guidance does not seek to create new accounting standards in relation to climate-related matters, but builds on International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) position on how climate-related matters should be integrated into financial reporting based on current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Standards.
This guidance will seek to address three main questions: Are climate-related matters relevant to financial reporting? How should climate-related matters be factored into a company’s financial reporting and what this might look like? What steps can companies take to integrate material climate-related matters into financial reporting?