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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
The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard provides a principles-based, open-source framework for quality stakeholder engagement and supports the AA1000APS Principle of Inclusivity. It can be used as a "stand-alone" standard, or as a mechanism to achieve the stakeholder requirements of other standards, including GRI G4 and ISO 26000.
This report explores how robust sustainability performance management, driven by finance professionals, can be a key way to unlock this value.
ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.
Government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct.
An e-learning programme covering Corporate Responsibility and the issues facing companies in becoming sustainable.
The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
Whole life costing is an investment appraisal and management tool which assesses the total cost of an asset over its whole life. It takes account of the initial capital cost, as well as operational, maintenance, repair, upgrade and eventual disposal costs. Whole life costing can also factor in related income streams, where appropriate.
- Climate Change Puts 1.3bn People and $158tn at Risk, says World Bank
May 17, 2016 - The 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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