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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 database contains examples of emerging practice in Integrated Reporting that illustrate how organizations are currently reporting concise information about how their strategy, governance, performance and prospects, in the context of their external environment, lead to the creation of value over the short, medium and long term.
GRI’s e-learning courses are designed to offer an interactive educational experience to participants: from beginners to senior professionals in the world of sustainability.
The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures for use by companies in providing information to investors, lenders, insurers, and other stakeholders.
The Risky Business Project focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.
The program recognizes financial leadership in developing successful business models that produce financial returns and delivers environmental and social benefits.
Allows users to find disclosures in 4,500 U.S. companies' annual filings relating to water availability, scarcity, quality, pollution, regulation and innovation.
The PUMA E P&L is the first attempt to measure the immense value of these services to our business, and the true costs of our business’s impacts on nature by placing a monetary value on them along our entire value chain.
- 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
- Bringing Business on Board: New Protocol Unveiled at IUCN Congress
September 7, 2016 - Huffington Post
- Leading Insurers Tell G-20 to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels by 2020
August 31, 2016 - Guardian
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