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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
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David York explains how professional accountants can help businesses improve competitiveness by becoming greener.
Current financial reporting standards, stock market listing requirements, industry reporting frameworks and non-financial reporting guidelines do not alert investors to the risks of reserves associated with climate change.
Results from ACCA student survey from around the world to help define the key sustainability issues for businesses in the next ten years
'SMEs considering the environment will benefit themselves, their stakeholders and the wider environment: a real win-win' says ACCA
States that stock exchanges should introduce requirements for listed companies to report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, or develop voluntary guidelines on the topic.
This report reviews published information from companies with an intensive use of five key commodities with a high impact on natural capital and discusses many examples of the approaches taken to disclosure by significant users of these commodities.
ACCA’s Global Forum for Sustainability has explored the potential issues associated with divestment from fossil fuel companies, and collated the various views and opinions expressed by forum members in this paper.
- Enlist the Market in the Climate-Change Fight
August 23, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
- Water Accounting: A New Frontier for California
August 17, 2016
- Singapore Lags behind in Sustainability Reporting
August 8, 2016 - The Accountant
- Dear Corporate Canada: It's Time to Pay for Your Part in Climate Change
August 4, 2016 - Guardian
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