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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 report defines sustainability as protecting and strengthening foundations for long-term success, and, as it relates to companies, the ability “to do business in ways that minimize social and environmental harm.”
5 Ways to Boost Sustainability's Value Proposition for CFOs
April 13, 2015 - Green Biz
Five factors undergird the value proposition driving CFOs to incorporate sustainability into financial analysis and business strategy.
Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.
This discusses how companies can apply materiality and externalities valuation to integrate sustainability across the business.
A group of European CFOs creates an extensive resource to help their peers tackle sustainability issues.
Jean Rogers, CEO and founder of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, speaks with WSJ’s Jefferey Ball at the ECO:nomics conference in Santa Barbara, California.
SUSTAIN is IFC’s platform for sharing cutting-edge business solutions with companies and partners across the world.
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Corporate Reporting a Driver for Sustainable Development
November 6, 2015 - The Accountant
- China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks
November 4, 2015 - New York Times
- IFAC Calls for International Agreement on Global Emissions
October 15, 2015 - IFAC
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