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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.
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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
Best practices and real-world tips on how to get started on the path to responsible corporate citizenship.
Guide for U.S. institutional investors on engaging with companies and policymakers on sustainability issues and includes tactics and case studies from 37 engagement experts spanning six countries.
Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2015 - IFAC
This guidance was written for all organizations, regardless of their size or structure, private or public, to support the accountancy profession’s facilitation of sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies by providing guiding principles to manage the complexities of performing a robust project and investment appraisal.
This briefing supports accountants in developing a greater awareness of how they can help their organizations address issues of sustainability and more fully incorporate these issues into business strategy.
Demand for sustainability disclosures continue to rise. Can your company benefit from sustainability disclosure guidance?
This report serves to open a dialogue on how to ensure that sustainability data is accurate, available and advantageous as a tool to build a sustainable future.
- Enlist the Market in the Climate-Change Fight
August 23, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
- 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
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