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CSSB

Canadian Sustainability Standards Board

About the CSSB

The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) works to advance the adoption of sustainability disclosure standards in Canada. The CSSB develops Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standards (CSDS) that align with the global baseline standards developed by the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) – but with modifications to serve the Canadian public interest.

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Contact the CSSB

Lisa French
Vice-President, Sustainability Standards,
Financial Reporting & Assurance Standards Canada
647-264-8325
[email protected]

Watch our video on the CSSB's role

Why are international sustainability disclosures standards needed and what role does the CSSB play in their development and adoption? Watch this video to get a deeper understanding of the CSSB’s role.


Upcoming meetings & events

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February 28-29, 2024 CSSB Meeting – February 28-29, 2024 09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. ET CIBC Square, 81 Bay St., Toronto,, ON

The CSSB will discuss the Outreach Strategy for its upcoming consultation on proposed Canadian Sustainability Disclosure Standards (CSDS), its 2024-2025 Annual Workplan, and its multi-year Strategic Plan.

News

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February 6, 2024 News
Canadian Sustainability Standards Board to launch public consultation, advancing adoption of sustainability disclosure standards in Canada

The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) will launch a public consultation to advance the adoption of sustainability standards in Canada. In March 2024, three key documents will be issued for public comment that will shape Canada's first sustainability standards: drafts of the proposed CSDS 1 and CSDS 2, and a paper discussing how the CSSB proposes to introduce changes to IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards for use in Canada. We will offer opportunities to share feedback in a variety of ways.

January 10, 2024 International Activity, News
Canadian Sustainability Standards Board and the Sustainability Standards Board of Japan hold inaugural bilateral meeting in Montreal

Representatives of the Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) and the Sustainability Standards Board of Japan (SSBJ) held their inaugural bilateral meeting on January 9, 2024, in Montreal, Canada. The Boards provided updates on their respective activities and discussed agenda items such as issues related to the implementation of IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards (ISSB Standards). Read the press release, available in English.

September 14, 2023 News
Media Release – Canadian Sustainability Standards Board continues its momentum welcoming 3 new members; meets with International Sustainability Standards Board

The Canadian Sustainability Standards Board (CSSB) grows in strength – with the appointment of three new members – and meets with the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in Montreal on September 14-15, 2023. In addition to fostering its relationship with the international board, the CSSB will discuss its strategy to support the uptake of IFRS S1 General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information and S2 Climate-related Disclosures in Canada.