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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 | February 1, 2016 |
Integrated 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 and greater trust in business and government. Read More
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? Read More
Sustainability on Our Minds—The Editor’s Review Series No. 2
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 14, 2015 | 1
A brief review of some of the key Gateway articles covering the roles accountants play in creating sustainable organizations. Read More
Corporate Governance and Transparency—The Chicken or the Egg of Sustainable Development?
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | November 30, 2015 |
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 expectations of boards through governance requirements as well as on how more transparency can shine a light on performance and actions. Read More
The Water Crisis and Management: Implications for Accountants in Business
by Professor Roger Burritt and Dr. Katherine Christ, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia | November 13, 2015 |
Water crises will affect all business sectors but accountants in business can help their organizations prepare and adapt. Read More
- Q&A with Lee Ballin, Head of Sustainable Business Programs at Bloomberg
February 8, 2016 - Ethical Corporation
- Can Amazon's New 'Dream Team' Fix the Company's Sustainability Reputation?
February 3, 2016 - The Guardian
- Mandatory Environmental Reporting Could Discourage Innovation: UK FRC’s Haddrill
February 1, 2016 - The Accountant
- Paris Climate Deal Hinges on Better Carbon Accountancy
January 29, 2016 - Nature
- 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