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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
Sustainability and Capital Investment Case Studies
November 4, 2015 - CPA Australia
A CPA Australia Global Research Perspectives Program field research study on capital investment decision-making and integrated thinking.
Sustainability Reporting: Practices, Performance and Potential
November 4, 2015 - CPA Australia
This report presents the findings of an analysis of corporate sustainability reporting in 2012. The study’s objective was to review current sustainability reporting practices of a sample of the top 40 companies listed in three jurisdictions; Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Sustainability reporting by the sample companies was benchmarked against the GRI G3.1 Guidelines.
This study focused specifically on the views of financial stakeholders – and what they felt would deliver effective integrated reporting (IR).
Learn about expert insights into the future of reporting.
The report demonstrates that sustaining and advancing beyond the gains made under the MDGs require new approaches which embrace all three dimensions of sustainability–the environmental, economic and social.
The purpose of this report is to support all exchanges in their work to enhance transparency in their markets. Investors and companies increasingly look to exchanges to help support more sustainable markets, yet less than 1/3 of exchanges offer guidance on reporting ESG considerations.
This report aims to support decision makers by providing solid and transparent evidence regarding the impact of sustainable corporate management and investment practices.
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October 24, 2016 - Public Finance International
- US Companies Know the Risks of Climate Change; Should They Be Required to Report Them?
October 21, 2016 - Fuel Fix
- These Are the World's Most Sustainable Cities
September 26, 2016 - World Economic Forum
- The Business Case to Mobilize against Climate Change: Jobs and Innovation
September 23, 2016 - Fast Company
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