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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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Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
Helps the accountancy profession facilitate sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies by taking into account economic, environmental, and social considerations for project appraisal and investment decisions.
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. GRI is committed to continuously improving and increasing the use of the Framework, which is freely available to the public.
Government-backed recommendations on responsible business conduct.
The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard provides a principles-based, open-source framework for quality stakeholder engagement and supports the AA1000APS Principle of Inclusivity. It can be used as a "stand-alone" standard, or as a mechanism to achieve the stakeholder requirements of other standards, including GRI G4 and ISO 26000.
An e-learning programme covering Corporate Responsibility and the issues facing companies in becoming sustainable.
ISO 26000 provides guidance on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way. This means acting in an ethical and transparent way that contributes to the health and welfare of society.
Five case studies examining capital investment appraisal from a management accounting and integrated thinking perspective.
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- Can Manufacturing Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future?
April 22, 2015 - Green Biz
- A Good Corporate Accounting of Social Costs Is Needed
April 16, 2015 - NY Times
- How to Introduce Sustainability into Business Decisions
April 10, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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