Press Statement

GFMA Statement on Emmanuel Faber’s Appointment to Lead the International Sustainability Standards Board
16 December 2021

Washington, D.C., 16 December 2021—GFMA today released the following statement from Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., CEO of the GFMA and president and CEO of SIFMA, on the appointment of Emmanuel Faber to lead the International Sustainability Standards Board:


“We congratulate Emmanuel Faber on his appointment to lead the International Sustainability Standards Board. We look forward to working with Mr. Faber in this important position.  As the ISSB develops the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, the industry would note the importance of ensuring a high level of global coordination to avoid fragmentation in standards around the globe.  We wish him success in this new role.”


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GFMA represents the common interests of the world’s leading financial and capital market participants to provide a collective voice on matters that support global capital markets. It also advocates on policies to address risks that have no borders, regional market developments that impact global capital markets, and policies that promote efficient cross-border capital flows to end users. GFMA efficiently connects savers and borrowers, thereby benefiting broader global economic growth. The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) located in London, Brussels, and Frankfurt; the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) in Hong Kong; and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) in New York and Washington are, respectively, the European, Asian, and North American members of GFMA.



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