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|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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. See the full overview.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 18, 2016
The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol should spark professional accountants to help businesses respond to natural capital impacts and dependencies—the sustainability of organizations, economies, and societies depends on it.
There are 41 articles
Materiality and Conciseness in Integrated ReportingAn ACCA study explores materiality and conciseness in integrated reporting from the perspectives of corporate report preparers and company auditors.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | September 2, 2016
The Use and Usefulness of Integrated ReportingAn ACCA report explores how providers of financial capital perceive integrated reporting and its potential for providing decision-useful information, through interviews with senor capital market participants.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | August 22, 2016
Integrated Reporting and Climate Change: A Perfect MarriagePart of the climate risk problem is rooted in the age-old problem of transparency—but this is a problem integrated reporting, combined with integrated thinking, is designed to fix.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | May 27, 2016
Es hora de actuar: contribución de la profesión contable en los objetivos de desarrollo sostenibleEl reciente acuerdo entre todos los 193 estados miembro de la ONU sobre los 17 objetivos de desarrollo sostenible (denominado igualmente “Objetivos globales”) evidencia un compromiso político difundido para tratar algunos de los asuntos más...
by Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | March 8, 2016
Time to Act: The Accountancy Profession’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development GoalsThe recent agreement between all 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also referred to as the “Global Goals”) demonstrates a widespread political commitment to dealing with some of the world’s most
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC and Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC | March 8, 2016
News and Resources
There are 871 news/resources
Sustainable Investing and Bond Returns
Barclays - November 28, 2016
Millennial Motivation: Why ESG Reporting Is an Emerging Standard
Forbes - November 28, 2016
US Sustainable Investment Soars 33 Per Cent to $8.7tr
Business Green - November 16, 2016
GRI Standards: Introduction
Global Reporting Initiative - November 14, 2016
Accounting Could Play Role in Reaching UN Global Goals
Accounting Today - November 10, 2016
Sustainable Public Finances–EU Perspectives: Seven Key Insights
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, PwC - November 10, 2016
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