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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. See the full overview.
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Materiality and Conciseness in Integrated ReportingAn ACCA study explores materiality and conciseness in integrated reporting from the perspectives of corporate report preparers and company auditors.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | September 2, 2016
The Use and Usefulness of Integrated ReportingAn ACCA report explores how providers of financial capital perceive integrated reporting and its potential for providing decision-useful information, through interviews with senor capital market participants.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | August 22, 2016
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
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
News and Resources
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Sustainable Development Goals
Strategic Finance - September 8, 2017
CPA Canada Explores Global Best Practices in Investment Strategies for Climate Change
CPA Canada - August 28, 2017
Attestation Engagements on Sustainability Information Guide (Including Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information)
AICPA - July 28, 2017
G20: Achieving Financial Resilience and the SDGs Requires Multilateral Action
ICAEW - July 27, 2017
Five Ways to Make Your Sustainability Reporting Stand Out
CPA Canada - July 24, 2017
Task Force Publishes Recommendations on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
Financial Stability Board - July 11, 2017
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