IFAC FOCUS AREAS
- Accountability. Now.
- Adoption of International Standards
- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
- Small and Medium Practices
Independent Standard-Setting Boards
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.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
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.
There are 45 articles
A Vision for Integrated Thinking and the Role of Finance ProfessionalsIntegrated reporting continues to gain global momentum and help change the way businesses think about creating value over time—but it is integrated thinking that will ultimately change corporate behavior and lead to more resilient organizations...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 1, 2016
Integrated Reporting: Will It Make a Difference?How can integrated reporting avoid the pitfalls of previous methods to enhance corporate reporting, without becoming an added burden, to make a real difference in decision making and corporate behavior?
by Nick A. Shepherd, President, EduVision | January 19, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 29, 2015
Sustainability on Our Minds—The Editor’s Review Series No. 2A brief review of some of the key Gateway articles covering the roles accountants play in creating sustainable organizations.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 14, 2015
Corporate Governance and Transparency—The Chicken or the Egg of Sustainable Development?The historic agreement between the 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is only part of the beginning; businesses play a crucial role in achieving many of the SDGs, and are falling short. Now is a time for focus on the...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | November 30, 2015
News and Resources
There are 881 news/resources
GRI Standards: Introduction
Global Reporting Initiative - November 14, 2016
Accounting Could Play Role in Reaching UN Global Goals
Accounting Today - November 10, 2016
Sustainable Public Finances–EU Perspectives: Seven Key Insights
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, PwC - November 10, 2016
Global Cities Set to Miss SDG Targets, ODI Finds
Public Finance International - November 1, 2016
The Game Changers
Finance-Monthly - October 31, 2016
Mark Carney Advocates Better Climate-Related Financial Disclosure at CPA Canada Event
CPA Canada - October 26, 2016
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