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Independent Standard-Setting Boards
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
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.
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are a sustainability framework for organizations derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
The Climate Change Study looks at risk factors associated with technological developments, resource availability, the impact of a changed climate, and policy decisions.
The report follows CPA Australia’s 2010 "Corporate Water Reporting: A Study of the Australian Food, Beverage and Tobacco Sector", and seeks to contrast the extent and quality of corporate water reporting examined at that time with current reporting practices, as examined in 2013 and 2014.
United Nations Global Compact is a call to business everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally-accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals.
This provides an update on how fast the world moved toward sustainable energy goals between 2010 and 2012. It tracks progress toward universal access to modern energy, doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements and doubling the share of renewable energy consumption in the global energy mix. The report also assesses whether the world is moving fast enough to achieve those goals by 2030.
- Climate Change Puts 1.3bn People and $158tn at Risk, says World Bank
May 17, 2016 - Guardian
- UN Climate Talks in Bonn Seek to Turn Paris Agreement into Action
May 16, 2016 - Deutsche Welle
- Collaboration: The Art of Constructive Disagreement
May 13, 2016 - Huffington Post
- Is Sustainability Reporting Lost in the Right Direction?
May 13, 2016 - Climate Disclosure Standards Board
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