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- Professional Accountants in Business
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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
The program recognizes financial leadership in developing successful business models that produce financial returns and delivers environmental and social benefits.
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are a sustainability framework for organizations derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
The SASB Materiality Map™ is a visual tool that helps users identify SASB disclosure topics on an industry-by-industry basis and compare the potential materiality of various sustainability impacts across different industries and sectors.
The 2015 edition of the Global Risks report highlights the most significant long-term risks worldwide, drawing on the perspectives of experts and global decision-makers.
The Risky Business Project focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate.
The report follows CPA Australia’s 2010 "Corporate Water Reporting: A Study of the Australian Food, Beverage and Tobacco Sector", and seeks to contrast the extent and quality of corporate water reporting examined at that time with current reporting practices, as examined in 2013 and 2014.
The Climate Change Study looks at risk factors associated with technological developments, resource availability, the impact of a changed climate, and policy decisions.
- Q&A with Lee Ballin, Head of Sustainable Business Programs at Bloomberg
February 8, 2016 - Ethical Corporation
- Can Amazon's New 'Dream Team' Fix the Company's Sustainability Reputation?
February 3, 2016 - The Guardian
- Mandatory Environmental Reporting Could Discourage Innovation: UK FRC’s Haddrill
February 1, 2016 - The Accountant
- Paris Climate Deal Hinges on Better Carbon Accountancy
January 29, 2016 - Nature
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