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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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
The importance of sustainability and corporate responsibility continue to gain recognition; indeed, organizations that embrace sustainability can enhance their reputation with stakeholders and their value. The intersection of business and sustainability has three key dimensions: economic viability, social well-being, and environmental responsibility. Accountants work in this area to help embed sustainability factors into an organization’s strategy and decision-making processes to achieve sustainable value creation. See the full overview.
by Rodney Irwin, Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development | May 4, 2018
Companies who understand and manage their risks fair better in the global economy and at home—in many cases, they attract better employees and better investments, which often translate into growth and sustained success.
There are 56 articles
Buildings Will Drive Transition to Circular Economy: New Methods of Valuation and Financing Are KeyA new report highlights the radical potential for valuing and financing circular buildings to accelerate the circular economy.
by Aglaia Fischer, Project Manager Circular Finance at Circle Economy & Sustainable Finance Lab, Lucas Geusebroek, Project Lead Circular Economy, Royal NBA | January 28, 2019
Blockchain as a Tool to Achieve the SDGsBlockchain offers rapid solutions, transparency and accountability while also lending itself to successfully achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
by Amir Dossal, President & CEO, Global Partnerships Forum and Co-founder & Executive Vice-Chair, Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development | December 17, 2018
How Strong Public Financial Management in Nigeria Will Support Sustainable GrowthAs African economies continue to strengthen, it is important that arrangements for good governance and strong public financial management are in place.
by Gillian Fawcett, Head of International, CIPFA | June 14, 2018
The CO2 Reduction Approach by Companies Is InadequateA new survey shows that few companies are proactively trying to reduce their greenhouse gases—many companies have no specific targets in this area.
by Erik Kolthof, Senior Advisor, Royal NBA and Lucas Geusebroek, Project Lead Circular Economy, Royal NBA | June 4, 2018
Sustainability Reporting Will Create Long-Term Business and Investor ValueThe average US public company today has a life span of 30 years—annually, one in ten fails and the average five-year mortality risk is 32% and the average age of an S&P 500 company is under 20 years, down from 60 years in the 1950s—what’s going...
by Johanna Tähtinen, Associate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development | May 1, 2018
News and Resources
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Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
IFAC - August 14, 2013
Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
IFAC - January 17, 2013
A4S: 2018 Survey Results
A4S - January 28, 2019
From Promise to Reality: Does Business Really Care about the SDGs? And What Needs to Happen to Turn Words into Action
PwC - January 14, 2019
Future-Fit Business Benchmark
Future-Fit Business - January 7, 2019
Recent Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Developments
IAS Plus - January 7, 2019
The A4S Essential Guide to Finance Culture
A4S - December 11, 2018
How South Africa's Accountancy Profession Is Contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: 2018 Report
SAICA - December 10, 2018
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