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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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The Framework, including the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (the Guidelines), sets out the Principles and Standard Disclosures organizations can use to report their economic, environmental, and social performance and impacts.
Learn about expert insights into the future of reporting.
This report serves to open a dialogue on how to ensure that sustainability data is accurate, available and advantageous as a tool to build a sustainable future.
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 GRI Support Suite is a range of tools and services for report preparers and report users, covering the whole reporting cycle.
This paper examines the key decisions businesses will focus on in the next decade in order to transition to a sustainable economy, and how disclosure and reporting should be shaped to support decision makers in this process.
The publication aims to help sustainability reporters and report readers understand the external assurance of sustainability reporting. In doing so, GRI hopes to clarify and further improve the use of external assurance.
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Corporate Reporting a Driver for Sustainable Development
November 6, 2015 - The Accountant
- China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks
November 4, 2015 - New York Times
- IFAC Calls for International Agreement on Global Emissions
October 15, 2015 - IFAC
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