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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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Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
Helps the accountancy profession facilitate sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies by taking into account economic, environmental, and social considerations for project appraisal and investment decisions.
Demand for sustainability disclosures continue to rise. Can your company benefit from sustainability disclosure guidance?
The GRI Support Suite is a range of tools and services for report preparers and report users, covering the whole reporting cycle.
With the growth in sustainability reporting, companies are increasingly seeking assurance on their sustainability reports. This brochure can be used when talking to clients about the value of sustainability assurance services provided by CPAs.
This Standard provides guidance to the auditor when performing an assurance engagement relating to an organisation’s sustainability report. It applies to assurance engagements relating to a sustainability report where the objective of the engagement is to obtain reasonable assurance (an audit engagement), as well as to those whose objective is to obtain limited assurance (a review engagement).
Government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct.
ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.
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July 16, 2015 - Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
- IIA Urges Greater Assurance on Reporting Environmental and Social Impacts
July 14, 2015 - Accountancy Age
- Sustainability: Framework Wars
July 10, 2015 - The Accountant
- CDSB Framework Launched
July 6, 2015 - Climate Disclosures Standards Board
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