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The global financial system is currently undergoing its most far-reaching transformation in recent history as new market infrastructure, such as instant payment platforms, is being implemented worldwide. Underpinning these developments is ISO 20022, an international messaging standard that promises to …

Tackling climate change, poverty and inequality requires an innovative financial system. In an interview with ISOfocus, Peter J. Young, Chair of the new ISO/TC 322 on sustainable finance, puts a compelling case for why International Standards are essential for mobilizing finance globally to address these …
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A new wave of disruption more forceful and more pervasive than what we have seen in recent years will likely unfold in the next decade. In the ISOfocus magazine (January/February 2020) entitled “A new wave of finance”, you will learn how standards can make a difference.
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Welding symbols are a necessary element of engineering, providing a common language for all involved in fabrication, from designers to the shop floor. The internationally agreed standard for these symbols has been updated.
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Virtually no medical procedure is without risk, but there are many ways to minimize it. One such way is through applying sound risk management processes to medical devices. The International Standard to do just that has now been updated.
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The construction sector has a huge role to play in making our world sustainable, not only because it represents a large part of our physical environment, but because it is an industry that impacts all areas of society. ISO’s International Standard for sustainability in this sector has just been updated.
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A smart city is a resilient city, able to handle all the challenges of a changing world while keeping essential functions running. But how can a city know its level of resilience? A new International Standard has just been published to help.
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International Standards help countries meet climate change commitments and move towards carbon neutrality, according to leading sustainability experts who spoke at an ISO side event at the COP25 in Madrid, Spain.
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Estimated to grow from USD 4 billion to USD 40 billion in the next five years, the global commercial drone market has skyrocketed in recent years and shows no signs of abating. Yet, where the pace of technology outruns regulations, International Standards are essential to ensure a minimum level of safety …
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The plethora of accounting packages and/or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems in the market means auditors need more time and understanding to get all the information they need. A new standard has just been published that will help to make audit data collection more efficient and reliable for …