The Standard-Setting Process
Responsive to market needs
The Global ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products were created and will evolve in response to market needs. You can share your ideas by contacting the ESG Standards Help Desk or volunteering for ESG Standards committees.
Developed through consensus
The Global ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products are developed and maintained through a consensus-building process that includes decision making by volunteer representatives from the ESG Standards user community and input received through public consultations.
The Global ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products are jointly approved by CFA Institute and the ESG Technical Committee to ensure that they are fit for purpose and embody the highest ethical principles of full disclosure and fair representation.
ESG Standards Committees
The Global ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products are developed, maintained, and promoted by CFA Institute along with its volunteer ESG Technical Committee and ESG Verification Subcommittee. The ESG Working Group, whose charter ran from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020, was instrumental in the creation of the Standards.
The following documents will be available until 1 November 2022.
Adopting Release (PDF)
Analysis of Exposure Draft comment letters and an explanation of changes between the Exposure Draft and the Standards.