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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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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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Stranded Assets and Reserve AccountingThe Carbon Tracker Initiative report, Unburnable Carbon, calculates that only 31% of the world's currently indicated fossil fuel reserves, which equate to 2,860 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, could be burned for an 80% chance of keeping below...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | December 2, 2013
News and Resources
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ACCA Calls for New ‘Future Looking’ Integrated Reporting Culture as Joint Reports Launched with IIRC and IAAER
Global Accountant - September 1, 2016
A Greener Path to Competitiveness: Policies for Climate Action in Industries and Products
World Bank - September 1, 2016
Climate Disclosure Standards Board Shortlisted for Finance for the Future Award
Climate Disclosure Standards Board - August 31, 2016
Leading Insurers Tell G-20 to Stop Funding Fossil Fuels by 2020
Guardian - August 31, 2016
Deloitte Says Sustainability Reporting Adds Up to Real Numbers
Forbes - August 25, 2016
Enlist the Market in the Climate-Change Fight
Wall Street Journal - August 23, 2016
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