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The Man Who Made Danone Green Heads New ESG Standards Board

Dec. 16, 2021, 1:59 PM

The International Sustainability Standards Board on Thursday named Emmanuel Faber, who was integral to French food company Danone’s transformation into a company with a social and environmental mission, as its first chairman.

The IFRS Foundation, parent of both the ISSB and the International Accounting Standards Board, said Faber will start a three-year term as ISSB chair Jan. 1. The ISSB was formed in November to set the first binding international rules for sustainability reporting.

  • “Investors are demanding high quality, globally comparable sustainability information on which to make informed investment decisions,” Faber said in a statement. “The ISSB represents ...