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- Accountability. Now.
- Adoption of International Standards
- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
- Small and Medium Practices
Independent Standard-Setting Boards
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
World Bank Environmental and Social Framework
August 5, 2016 - World Bank
The World Bank Environmental and Social Framework sets out the World Bank’s commitment to sustainable development, through a Bank Policy and a set of Environmental and Social Standards that are designed to support Borrowers’ projects, with the aim of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.
This tool provides ways to help organizations identify and reduce waste in their processes and procedures and ultimately enhance the value of the organization.
The fifth annual report measuries sustainability disclosure: ranking the world's stock exchanges.
This guide focuses the conversation on sustainability-related trends and uncertainties that are likely to affect the financial condition or operating performance of a company.
SDP is currently offering activities linked in different ways to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs.
GRI’s e-learning courses are designed to offer an interactive educational experience to participants: from beginners to senior professionals in the world of sustainability.
This highlights how natural capital is informing business decisions and helping companies stress test their business model, products, and supply chains in a world with increasing resource constraints.
- 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
- Companies’ Green Strategies: In the Thicket of It
August 1, 2016 - The Economist
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