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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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 18, 2016
The 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.
There are 42 articles
Sustainability on Our Minds—The Editor’s Review Series No. 2A brief review of some of the key Gateway articles covering the roles accountants play in creating sustainable organizations.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 14, 2015
Corporate Governance and Transparency—The Chicken or the Egg of Sustainable Development?The historic agreement between the 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is only part of the beginning; businesses play a crucial role in achieving many of the SDGs, and are falling short. Now is a time for focus on the...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | November 30, 2015
The Water Crisis and Management: Implications for Accountants in BusinessWater crises will affect all business sectors but accountants in business can help their organizations prepare and adapt.
by Professor Roger Burritt and Dr. Katherine Christ, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia | November 13, 2015
Corporate Responsibility and the Accountancy ProfessionThe accountancy profession can play an important role in helping society mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | October 23, 2015
Las empresas, industrias o países no deben ignorar los riesgos y oportunidades que representa el aguaThe Sustainable Business Group publicó hace poco el informe State of the Apparel Sector Water para el premio Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel 2015, que marca un antes y un después.
by Dr. Dorothy Maxwell, Director, The Sustainable Business Group | July 28, 2015
News and Resources
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Speech by the Secretary-General of the IFSB at the WB – IFSB High-Level Seminar on Islamic Finance – Rethinking Finance for the SDGs: Islamic Finance and Its Relevance
Islamic Financial Services Board - October 24, 2016
US Companies Know the Risks of Climate Change; Should They Be Required to Report Them?
Fuel Fix - October 21, 2016
CPA Canada Supports Improving Canada’s Natural Capital Stewardship
CPA Canada - October 19, 2016
Accountants "Vital" for Building a Sustainable Future
Economia - October 17, 2016
Investor Climate Disclosure: Stitching Together Best Practices
2 Degrees Investing Initiative - October 11, 2016
Islamic Finance Can Fund Sustainable Development
Reuters - October 11, 2016
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