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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
This report serves to open a dialogue on how to ensure that sustainability data is accurate, available and advantageous as a tool to build a sustainable future.
Framework designed to help organizations prepare and present environmental information in mainstream reports for the benefit of investors.
Sets out three pathways for the future–thier recommendations for how we can work together to achieve the vision of a sustainable and inclusive global economy, and what the Global Compact can do to scale its impact.
Various ways in which data is being used to drive behavior change and its impacts are outlined in the report. It also features case studies on the challenges and future potential of using sustainability data, offering insights into how it can be used to empower stakeholders, and how it can be leveraged for change.
The BIAC publication explains what companies need to know about the Guidelines, including the role of the National Contact Points (NCPs), which provide a unique grievance mechanism to contribute to the resolution of issues that may arise with regard to the implementation of the Guidelines.
The GRI Support Suite is a range of tools and services for report preparers and report users, covering the whole reporting cycle.
International Integrated Reporting Council Website
July 1, 2015 - IIRC
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. Together, this coalition shares the view that communication about businesses’ value creation should be the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.
- United Nations' Latest Sustainability Goals Should Show Tough Love to Business
September 29, 2015 - The Conversation
- World Leaders Agree Sustainable Development Goals – as it Happened
September 28, 2015 - The Guardian
- VicSuper Incorporating Natural Capital into Investment Decisions
September 28, 2015 - Investment Magazine
- Greening Corporate Value Chains Lowers Environmental Impact and Lifts Competitiveness
September 24, 2015 - Huffington Post
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