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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 database contains examples of emerging practice in Integrated Reporting that illustrate how organizations are currently reporting concise information about how their strategy, governance, performance and prospects, in the context of their external environment, lead to the creation of value over the short, medium and long term.
In 2015 world leaders promised to put girls and women first when they signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities. Using the #WhatIReallyReallyWant hashtag, share a photo of yourself holding up what YOU really, really want for girls and women.
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.
SDP is currently offering activities linked in different ways to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs.
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.
- How to Succeed at Sustainability (And Why Greenwashing Doesn´t Work)
September 15, 2016 - Forbes
- Climate Looms Large on Investment Risk Radar
September 9, 2016 - In the Black
- Bringing Business on Board: New Protocol Unveiled at IUCN Congress
September 7, 2016 - Huffington Post
- Leading Insurers Tell G-20 to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels by 2020
August 31, 2016 - Guardian
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