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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
Sets out three pathways for the future–thier recommendations for how we can work together to achieve the vision of a sustainable and inclusive global economy, and what the Global Compact can do to scale its impact.
Various ways in which data is being used to drive behavior change and its impacts are outlined in the report. It also features case studies on the challenges and future potential of using sustainability data, offering insights into how it can be used to empower stakeholders, and how it can be leveraged for change.
The BIAC publication explains what companies need to know about the Guidelines, including the role of the National Contact Points (NCPs), which provide a unique grievance mechanism to contribute to the resolution of issues that may arise with regard to the implementation of the Guidelines.
The GRI Support Suite is a range of tools and services for report preparers and report users, covering the whole reporting cycle.
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.
International Integrated Reporting Council Website
July 1, 2015 - IIRC
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. Together, this coalition shares the view that communication about businesses’ value creation should be the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.
The program recognizes financial leadership in developing successful business models that produce financial returns and delivers environmental and social benefits.
- Climate Change Puts 1.3bn People and $158tn at Risk, says World Bank
May 17, 2016 - Guardian
- UN Climate Talks in Bonn Seek to Turn Paris Agreement into Action
May 16, 2016 - Deutsche Welle
- Collaboration: The Art of Constructive Disagreement
May 13, 2016 - Huffington Post
- Is Sustainability Reporting Lost in the Right Direction?
May 13, 2016 - Climate Disclosure Standards Board
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