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The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
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The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. See the full overview.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 18, 2016
The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol should spark professional accountants to help businesses respond to natural capital impacts and dependencies—the sustainability of organizations, economies, and societies depends on it.
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When Does the Climate Risk Tsunami Arrive?Shell and ExxonMobil recently released reports for shareholders on climate change and carbon asset risk—they show the potential influence of concerted shareholder activism and indicate sophisticated management accounting practices underlying...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | May 28, 2014
Five Ways CFOs Can Support Better Management of Natural CapitalNatural capital—forests, air, rivers, minerals, oceans, land—is the bedrock of life and underpins all other forms of capital, including financial. Society, economies, and businesses rely upon this natural capital for survival. But do businesses’...
by Sandra Rapacioli, Head of Sustainability Research and Policy, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 20, 2014
It's Time for Sovereign Governments to Practice What They PreachPolitical leaders and regulatory agencies in various countries and supra-national entities spend a lot of time focusing on the need for quality financial reporting by public companies.
by Hon. David M. Walker, Former US Comptroller General | May 20, 2014
The Significant Regulatory Developments that Will Shape the Accountancy Profession and Global Economy in the Near FutureWe are more than halfway through year seven of the financial crisis. The massive G-20 effort, along with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and global standard setters such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), to...
by David Wright, Secretary General, IOSCO | May 6, 2014
Interconnected Global Risks: No Man, or Business, Is an IslandThe challenge of designing an economic model capable of identifying, and then responding to, systemic and interconnected risks is something the G-20 has been grappling with since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008.
by Mervyn King, Chairman, International Integrated Reporting Council | April 16, 2014
News and Resources
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IFAC Interactive Tool Profiles Accounting Rules in Member Countries
CCH Daily - August 26, 2016
International Accounting Standards Board Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair to Islamic Finance Consultative Group
IFRS Foundation - August 25, 2016
Deloitte Says Sustainability Reporting Adds Up to Real Numbers
Forbes - August 25, 2016
Saudi Arabia: CMA Mandates Transition to IFRS of Listed Companies
Saudi Gazette - August 24, 2016
Tips for Implementing FASB's Not-for-Profit Standard
Journal of Accountancy - August 24, 2016
Hans Hoogervorst Discusses the IASB's Future Strategy at African Conference
IAS Plus - August 24, 2016
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