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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 program recognizes financial leadership in developing successful business models that produce financial returns and delivers environmental and social benefits.
The Risky Business Project focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.
Allows users to find disclosures in 4,500 U.S. companies' annual filings relating to water availability, scarcity, quality, pollution, regulation and innovation.
EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program will help to better understand where greenhouse gas emissions are coming from and will improve our ability to make informed policy, business, and regulatory decisions.
- Water Accounting: A New Frontier for California
August 17, 2016
- Singapore Lags behind in Sustainability Reporting
August 8, 2016 - The Accountant
- Dear Corporate Canada: It's Time to Pay for Your Part in Climate Change
August 4, 2016 - Guardian
- Companies’ Green Strategies: In the Thicket of It
August 1, 2016 - The Economist
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