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- Accountability. Now.
- 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
Principles-based standards to help organisations become more accountable, responsible and sustainable.
This framework enables companies to consider the actual benefits and value of the ecosystem services they depend upon and impact, giving them new information and insights to include in business planning and financial analysis.
The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
Whole life costing is an investment appraisal and management tool which assesses the total cost of an asset over its whole life. It takes account of the initial capital cost, as well as operational, maintenance, repair, upgrade and eventual disposal costs. Whole life costing can also factor in related income streams, where appropriate.
The Finance for the Future Awards recognise organisations that are embedding sustainability within their strategy or operations with leadership and support from their finance teams.
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.
An e-learning programme covering Corporate Responsibility and the issues facing companies in becoming sustainable.
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July 1, 2015 - New York Times
- "Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
June 25, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Can the Pope's Climate Encyclical Spur Corporate Action?
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