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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 report provides guidance for institutional investors on best practices in the space of climate-related disclosures. It highlights how investors face a ‘Frankenstein’-like challenge of of ‘stitching together best practice’, combining approaches from different sources.
This report examines empirically the current practice with regard to integrated reporting according to the <IR> Framework among the 104 original participants (companies) of the IIRC Pilot program.
This report explains how integrated thinking and reporting can help the public sector consider how to make the most of resources, encourage the right behaviors and demonstrate to stakeholders how they are achieving the strategy and creating value over the short and longer term.
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.
- These Are the World's Most Sustainable Cities
September 26, 2016 - World Economic Forum
- The Business Case to Mobilize against Climate Change: Jobs and Innovation
September 23, 2016 - Fast Company
- How to Succeed at Sustainability (And Why Greenwashing Doesn´t Work)
September 15, 2016 - Forbes
- Climate Looms Large on Investment Risk Radar
September 9, 2016 - In the Black
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