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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. See the full overview.
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Know Your BoundariesThe Climate Disclosure Standards Board’s proposals for boundary setting in reporting are of practical assistance to professional accountants as they cover boundary setting for non-financial reporting purposes generally as well as for climate...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | June 23, 2014
When Does the Climate Risk Tsunami Arrive?Shell and ExxonMobil recently released reports for shareholders on climate change and carbon asset risk—they show the potential influence of concerted shareholder activism and indicate sophisticated management accounting practices underlying...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | May 28, 2014
Five Ways CFOs Can Support Better Management of Natural CapitalNatural capital—forests, air, rivers, minerals, oceans, land—is the bedrock of life and underpins all other forms of capital, including financial. Society, economies, and businesses rely upon this natural capital for survival. But do businesses’...
by Sandra Rapacioli, Head of Sustainability Research and Policy, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 20, 2014
Bringing the Global Perspective to the Individual LevelIFAC staff recently created a new sustainability group to connect and exchange ideas on sustainability issues at the global and local level.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | May 16, 2014
Using Management Accounting to Drive Environmental PerformanceAre organizations using management accounting tools, such as activity-based costing and management (ABC/M), to manage environmental impacts? As with a traditional ABC/M model, an environmental ABC/M model leverages an organization’s emissions...
by Anthony Pember, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Group, Mark Lemon, Manager, Global Public Sector Practice, Grant Thornton LLP and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | April 25, 2014
News and Resources
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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
How Do Current Public Integrated Reports Align with the
Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie - October 3, 2016
A Missed Opportunity for Sustainability
EurActiv.com - September 28, 2016
Sustainability Disclosures Making Headway in Reports
Accounting Today - September 27, 2016
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