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- 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
UK brewery Adnams provides a case example for an environmentally-friendly approach to production, packaging, and distribution of its goods.
Government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct.
Compass’ management accountant calculated the potential cost savings of the investment to introduce steam valve technology to one of the largest food and support service businesses in the world and how a tracking system was used to minimize waste.
An e-learning programme covering Corporate Responsibility and the issues facing companies in becoming sustainable.
Marshalls plc’s finance team designed and used spreadsheets to support a major carbon labelling project to generate a relevant carbon label for each product family.
ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.
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.
- Statement on Fiduciary Duty & Climate Change Disclosure Surpasses 100 Signatories
September 1, 2015 - Climate Disclosures Standards Board
- 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
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