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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.
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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
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GRI Standards: Introduction
November 14, 2016 - Global Reporting Initiative
Here is a quick introductory video to learn more about the new GRI Standards.
Andrew Bird, the MD of Crowe Horwath Risk Consulting UK and Marjella Alma, the CEO of eRevalue explain emerging issues and how a dramatic business response and game changing technology solution creates value.
Accountants "Vital" for Building a Sustainable Future
October 17, 2016 - Economia
Leadership from the finance community is “absolutely vital” in redirecting the world’s current economic trajectory away from self-destruction towards a more sustainable future, HRH the Prince of Wales believes.
Sustainability efforts aren’t always good for the bottom line explains EnerNOC’s Tim Healy.
This highlights how natural capital is informing business decisions and helping companies stress test their business model, products, and supply chains in a world with increasing resource constraints.
Top tips every small business needs to know in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
- Accounting Could Play Role in Reaching UN Global Goals
November 10, 2016 - Accounting Today
- World Bank Pledges $2bn to Bangladesh for Climate Change Resilience
October 24, 2016 - Public Finance International
- US Companies Know the Risks of Climate Change; Should They Be Required to Report Them?
October 21, 2016 - Fuel Fix
- These Are the World's Most Sustainable Cities
September 26, 2016 - World Economic Forum
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