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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 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 discusses the challenges and opportunities that sustainability presents for accountants.
Various studies on the proposed model of social and environmental balance for SMEs.
Case Study Details Canadian Insurer’s Climate Change Strategy
December 14, 2015 - CPA Canada
In this case study, learn how Canadian insurer The Co-operators is responding to the challenges of climate change.
This article provides four practical initiatives that companies can implement today and are of real value in shaping plans through to 2050.
This guide provides structure and key considerations for companies seeking to implement sustainability accounting standards within their existing business functions and processes.
Sustainability Incorporated provides five pathways that sustainability practitioners can simultaneously leverage to further integrate sustainability into their businesses.
Mountain Equipment Co-op: Adapting to Climate Change—Case Study 3
November 30, 2015 - CPA Canada
New video and case study developed by CPA Canada discusses how MEC is responding to the impacts of climate change on its sales and supply chain.
- Prince Charles Proposes Meaningful Measures to Capture Non-financial Value
July 19, 2016 - The Accountant
- Brexit Will Force EU Countries 'To Make Deeper, Costlier Carbon Cuts'
July 18, 2016 - Guardian
- The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
July 13, 2016 - Harvard Business Review
- Natural Capital Protocol Launched Today
July 13, 2016 - Natural Capital Coalition
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