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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 Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 12, 2018
Financial modelling that enables an understanding of how a Product-as-a-Service model can be viable and represented by financial statements will help to unlock new investment in new innovative and sustainable business models.
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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
Natural Capital Protocol Launched in Chartered Accountants Hall to Great FanfareThe 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.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 18, 2016
Integrated Reporting and Climate Change: A Perfect MarriagePart of the climate risk problem is rooted in the age-old problem of transparency—but this is a problem integrated reporting, combined with integrated thinking, is designed to fix.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | May 27, 2016
Es hora de actuar: contribución de la profesión contable en los objetivos de desarrollo sostenibleEl reciente acuerdo entre todos los 193 estados miembro de la ONU sobre los 17 objetivos de desarrollo sostenible (denominado igualmente “Objetivos globales”) evidencia un compromiso político difundido para tratar algunos de los asuntos más...
by Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | March 8, 2016
Time to Act: The Accountancy Profession’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development GoalsThe recent agreement between all 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also referred to as the “Global Goals”) demonstrates a widespread political commitment to dealing with some of the world’s most
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC and Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC | March 8, 2016
News and Resources
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Sustainability Reporting Implementation Roadmap
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants - September 25, 2017
Leveraging the COSO Internal Control—Integrated Framework to Improve Confidence in Sustainability Performance Data
Institute of Management Accountants - September 14, 2017
Sustainable Development Goals
Strategic Finance - September 8, 2017
CPA Canada Explores Global Best Practices in Investment Strategies for Climate Change
CPA Canada - August 28, 2017
Attestation Engagements on Sustainability Information Guide (Including Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information)
AICPA - July 28, 2017
G20: Achieving Financial Resilience and the SDGs Requires Multilateral Action
ICAEW - July 27, 2017
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