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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. Read More
Professional accountants can play a key role in risk management by engaging in scenario analysis exercises. They can use scenario analysis to improve the efficient management of resources, corporate governance, and the facilitation of information. Read More
The Societal Importance of Cost Accounting Standards Issued by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India
by Rakesh Singh, Chairman, Cost Accounting Standards Board, Institute of Cost Accountants of India | June 17, 2014 |
Cost accounting standards promote uniformity and consistency through the integration, harmonization, and standardization of the different principles and practices previously in use. Read More
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 their decisions and management processes. Read More
Five Ways CFOs Can Support Better Management of Natural Capital
by Sandra Rapacioli, Head of Sustainability Research and Policy, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 20, 2014 |
Natural 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’ understand the extent to which they do? How can CFOs and management accountants support better management of natural capital and ecosystems? Read More
Bringing the Global Perspective to the Individual Level
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | May 16, 2014 |
IFAC staff recently created a new sustainability group to connect and exchange ideas on sustainability issues at the global and local level. Read More
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- Corporate Reporting a Driver for Sustainable Development
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- GRI Reporting Framework (G4)
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