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Participants Wanted for SASB’s Consumption Sector Project

Continuing its efforts to create sustainability accounting standards for over 80 industries and ten sectors, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (“SASB”) is looking for experts to help its Industry Working Groups (IWGs) for the consumption sector. Seeking individuals knowledgeable in areas like market participants, corporations and industry associations, and other stakeholders, participants will provide feedback on disclosure items regarding material sustainability for the consumption industries.

The consumption sector project is divided into two segments. Starting August 6th, the Consumption I IWG features industries producing items such as meat, poultry, agricultural products and beverages. On October 29th, the Consumption II IWG will include industries like mass merchants, leisure products, specialty vendors and electronic commerce. Exposure drafts for Consumption I and Consumption II are expected to be issued on January 13, 2015, and April 8, 2015, respectively.

Participation is open to those with at least five (5) years of industry experience. Selected participants will be required to spend four hours during a one-month period on the project, and submit their feedback through an online survey. If interested, register with SASB by Tuesday, August 5th.