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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
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | May 4, 2015 |
Professional accountants need to consider how they apply their professional judgment to support rigorous project and investment appraisal—this is the hallmark of being a professional. Read More
A Circular Economy Must Drive Management Accounting in the 21st Century
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | October 29, 2014 |
A circular economy is one that produces value without producing waste; management accountants can help their companies develop sustainable business models that move them closer to a circular economy for the benefit of their customers, society, and the organization. Read More
Measuring What Matters: Is It Time to Move beyond Measuring National Success with GDP?
by Rob Ward, Head of Leadership & Advocacy, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | October 21, 2014 | 1
A new publication from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand discusses how a more complete picture of national progress could be determined—one that recognizes environmental and social outcomes as well as economic aspects. Read More
Attracting Long-term Investors through Integrated Thinking and Reporting
by Andrew Knauer, Senior Analyst, Just Capital, George Serafeim, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University School of Business and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | October 9, 2014 |
Research shows that integrated thinking and reporting can have a positive impact on the type of investors your company attracts—those who are in it for the long-term and looking for sustainable value creation. Read More
Carbon Accounting for Small Businesses: How Accountants Can Help Everyone Be Greener
by David York, Head of Auditing Practice, ACCA | September 24, 2014 |
New guidance from the ACCA is intended to help accountants advise SMEs on how to establish and operate carbon accounting. Read More
- The Three Corners of Natural Capital Accounting
August 14, 2015 - World Forum on Natural Capital
- Why Investors Should Look Beyond a Company's Financials
August 12, 2015 - Fortune
- Open Data Can Unravel the Complex Dealings of Multinationals
August 12, 2015 - The Guardian
- Eight Ways Accountants Can Contribute to Sustainability
August 11, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
- 2014 Handbook of International Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance, and Related Services Pronouncements
October 8, 2014 - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
- Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
- Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
January 17, 2013 - IFAC
- GRI Reporting Framework (G4)
January 1, 2013 - Global Reporting Initiative