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|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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. See the full overview.
There are 45 articles
Natural Capital Protocol Launched in Chartered Accountants Hall to Great FanfareThe launch of the Natural Capital Protocol should spark professional accountants to help businesses respond to natural capital impacts and dependencies—the sustainability of organizations, economies, and societies depends on it.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 18, 2016
Integrated Reporting and Climate Change: A Perfect MarriagePart of the climate risk problem is rooted in the age-old problem of transparency—but this is a problem integrated reporting, combined with integrated thinking, is designed to fix.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | May 27, 2016
Time to Act: The Accountancy Profession’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development GoalsThe recent agreement between all 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (also referred to as the “Global Goals”) demonstrates a widespread political commitment to dealing with some of the world’s most
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC and Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC | March 8, 2016
Es hora de actuar: contribución de la profesión contable en los objetivos de desarrollo sostenibleEl reciente acuerdo entre todos los 193 estados miembro de la ONU sobre los 17 objetivos de desarrollo sostenible (denominado igualmente “Objetivos globales”) evidencia un compromiso político difundido para tratar algunos de los asuntos más...
by Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | March 8, 2016
The Sustainable Organization: Communicating Your LegacyHow will your organization communicate its sustainable development legacy?
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | March 2, 2016
News and Resources
There are 884 news/resources
Climate Change: New Global Recommendations for Corporate Reporting
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - January 17, 2017
The Importance of Sustainability Accounting and Reporting in Assessing a Firm: A Student’s Perspective
Accounting Today - January 12, 2017
Carrot Outweighs Stick for U.S. Sustainability Reporting
Bloomberg BNA - December 30, 2016
What Happened at COP22 in Marrakech? Four Key Themes
Carbon Trust - December 6, 2016
The Reporting Exchange Is Live: Helping You Make Sense of the Sustainability Reporting Landscape
Climate Disclosure Standards Board - December 6, 2016
Standing Rock Protest: Finding the Long-Term Solution
Forbes - November 28, 2016
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