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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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This report presents information for issuers as investors pay closer attention to business issues relating to environmental and social factors. It outlines key principles for environmental and social business conduct. It discusses mandatory disclosure requirements, voluntary reporting, industry-specific key performance indicators and initiatives in other countries.
This guide provides a variety of helpful resources, step-by-step advice and practical examples to assist with sustainability reporting.
Canadian accountants are being challenged to view corporate activity through a wider lens than the typical financial report. Some CPAs are stepping up, using their analytical skills to drive sustainability
Argues that sustainability not only serves altruistic motives but is also smart business because it can deliver higher profit—both in the short and the long term—lement sustainable business practices regardless of sector.
Provides a starting point for new or early-stage sustainability reporters and is useful for small and mid-sized public companies as well as large corporations.
Highlights the environmental and social issues directors need to consider, providing an understanding of the potential business implications of these issues and offers questions that directors might ask in discharging their oversight responsibilities.
- SASB Issues Provisional Sustainability Accounting Standards for Consumption Industries
July 2, 2015 - Accounting Today
- The Economy’s Missing Metrics
July 1, 2015 - New York Times
- "Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
June 25, 2015 - UN News Centre
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