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|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.
There are 45 articles
Integrated Reporting: An Emerging OpportunityIntegrated reporting, and specifically the multiple capital model that drives the quantitative core of the reporting framework, opens entirely new avenues for accountants to deliver value to internal and external users.
by Dr. Sean Stein Smith DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers University | November 14, 2016
Global Supreme Auditors Convene to Tackle UN Sustainable Development Goals in Abu Dhabi, December 7-11, 2016Auditors-General, IFAC, the OECD, Word Bank and others will convene at the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI)’s 22 nd annual international conference in Abu Dhabi from December 7-11, 2016, to discuss the UN’s 2030...
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 11, 2016
Understanding a Business’ Impacts, Dependencies on the Natural WorldLast month, the Natural Capital Protocol launched to great fanfare at Chartered Accountants Hall in London. The Protocol is a standardized framework for business to identify, measure, and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies
by Mark Gough, Executive Director, Natural Capital Coalition | September 20, 2016
Materiality and Conciseness in Integrated ReportingAn ACCA study explores materiality and conciseness in integrated reporting from the perspectives of corporate report preparers and company auditors.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | September 2, 2016
The Use and Usefulness of Integrated ReportingAn ACCA report explores how providers of financial capital perceive integrated reporting and its potential for providing decision-useful information, through interviews with senor capital market participants.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | August 22, 2016
News and Resources
There are 880 news/resources
This Isn't Just Any Sustainability Plan, This Is an M&S Plan
ICAS - June 18, 2017
Climate Change Briefing: 20 Questions Directors Should Ask
CPA Canada - May 23, 2017
Bridging the Gap on ESG Reporting through Dialogue
CPA Canada - May 12, 2017
Climate Change: New Global Recommendations for Corporate Reporting
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - January 17, 2017
The Importance of Sustainability Accounting and Reporting in Assessing a Firm: A Student’s Perspective
Accounting Today - January 12, 2017
Carrot Outweighs Stick for U.S. Sustainability Reporting
Bloomberg BNA - December 30, 2016
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