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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.
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The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
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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
Companies must set more aggressive targets to give earth a fighting chance at avoiding irreversible damage, according to a UK nonprofit.
The report profiles a suite of policy options which can link financial reform with climate security grouped into four broad categories: risk and prudential management, capital mobilization, transparency and financial culture.
This paper examines the key decisions businesses will focus on in the next decade in order to transition to a sustainable economy, and how disclosure and reporting should be shaped to support decision makers in this process.
This report is prepared as part of a global initiative headed by Professor Robert Eccles, Harvard Business School, draws out in detail the current and historical context of corporate law affecting these key areas of challenge.
Enthusiasm in Australia for integrated reporting (IR) has been shrouded in concern about corporate and director liability. CPA Australia sought in a measured way to demystify these current circumstances, and in so doing provide the basis of a possibly more certain way forward.
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation.
David York explains how professional accountants can help businesses improve competitiveness by becoming greener.
- The Three Corners of Natural Capital Accounting
August 14, 2015 - World Forum on Natural Capital
- Why Investors Should Look Beyond a Company's Financials
August 12, 2015 - Fortune
- Open Data Can Unravel the Complex Dealings of Multinationals
August 12, 2015 - The Guardian
- Eight Ways Accountants Can Contribute to Sustainability
August 11, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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