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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.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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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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The fifth annual report measuries sustainability disclosure: ranking the world's stock exchanges.
This report analyses the current state of play and proposes terminology, tools and approaches for charting routes through the landscape.
Most organizations will move through a series of five stages as they adapt to a climate change. At each stage,accountants have a role to play.
The first in a three-part-series, this brief teaches accountants about how to consider climate change and its impact on business.
10 for 2016–The Paris Agreement: Triumph for the Optimists
February 10, 2016 - Sustainalytics
The report offers a top-down assessment of the COP21 Summit agreement and a bottom-up analysis of ten companies making headway on addressing climate change.
This report explores how the world’s largest 250 companies report on carbon in their annual financial and CR reports.
This discusses the challenges and opportunities that sustainability presents for accountants.
- Prince Charles Proposes Meaningful Measures to Capture Non-Financial Value
July 19, 2016 - The Accountant
- Brexit Will Force EU Countries 'To Make Deeper, Costlier Carbon Cuts'
July 18, 2016 - Guardian
- The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
July 13, 2016 - Harvard Business Review
- The Value(s) of Sustainable Investing
July 8, 2016 - Morning Star
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