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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
This Standard provides guidance to the auditor when performing an assurance engagement relating to an organisation’s sustainability report. It applies to assurance engagements relating to a sustainability report where the objective of the engagement is to obtain reasonable assurance (an audit engagement), as well as to those whose objective is to obtain limited assurance (a review engagement).
The results of the Novo Nordisk E P&L reveal that Novo Nordisk’s most material impacts on nature occur within the first and third tiers of the supply chain.
Guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process, including the person managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.
The PUMA E P&L is the first attempt to measure the immense value of these services to our business, and the true costs of our business’s impacts on nature by placing a monetary value on them along our entire value chain.
The publication aims to help sustainability reporters and report readers understand the external assurance of sustainability reporting. In doing so, GRI hopes to clarify and further improve the use of external assurance.
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.
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.
- Prince Charles Proposes Meaningful Measures to Capture Non-Financial Value
July 19, 2016 - The Accountant
- Brexit Will Force EU Countries 'To Make Deeper, Costlier Carbon Cuts'
July 18, 2016 - Guardian
- The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
July 13, 2016 - Harvard Business Review
- The Value(s) of Sustainable Investing
July 8, 2016 - Morning Star
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