Last Monday, February 26, we had the privilege of receiving a figure of international relevance: Mrs. Isabel de Saint Malo. With an outstanding career as former Vice President and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, and member of the Advisory Board SEK International Institution International.

Isabella of Saint Malo

During his visit, we had the privilege of participating in a masterclass where he addressed the topic of International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) and its global implications.

One of the main reflections of Isabella of Saint Malo What he left behind was the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board. This initiative represents a significant milestone on the international scene, consolidating a crucial regulatory framework to address current sustainability challenges.

Isabella of Saint Malo highlighted the growth of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in 2024, underlining its importance in promoting transparency and climate risk management in the business environment.

The discussion on sustainability standards acquired a central role in the dialogue proposed by the Vice President. She emphasized the need to consider human rights as a fundamental component in business practices, underscoring the importance of incorporating them comprehensively into corporate policies.

Likewise, he highlighted the value of the standards, highlighting three key elements: interconnectivity, scheduling and location of information. These characteristics are essential to ensure the effectiveness and applicability of standards in the business context.

Isabella of Saint Malo

The importance of public consultation and social collaboration in the development of standards was another key point addressed by Isabella of Saint Malo. He emphasized the need to involve diverse stakeholders in this process to ensure the legitimacy and representativeness of the proposed regulations.

In addition, he highlighted the international support for the ISSB standards, mentioning the announcement of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in July 2023 as an example of significant support for this initiative.

One of the most inspiring aspects of the talk was the appreciation of youth in the drive towards more conscious and sustainable consumption. Isabella of Saint Malo emphasized the crucial role of new generations in promoting responsible business practices that respect both the environment and human rights.

The visit of Isabella of Saint Malo inspires us to continue moving towards a more sustainable and ethical future. His words have reminded us of the importance of working collaboratively to build a more just and equitable world for future generations.

She also participated in Women's Month 2023. You can see the article here