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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
Water crises will affect all business sectors but accountants in business can help their organizations prepare and adapt. Read More
Corporate Responsibility and the Accountancy Profession
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | October 23, 2015 | 1
The accountancy profession can play an important role in helping society mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change. Read More
Professional Judgment Beats at the Heart of Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | May 4, 2015 |
Professional accountants need to consider how they apply their professional judgment to support rigorous project and investment appraisal—this is the hallmark of being a professional. Read More
A Circular Economy Must Drive Management Accounting in the 21st Century
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | October 29, 2014 |
A circular economy is one that produces value without producing waste; management accountants can help their companies develop sustainable business models that move them closer to a circular economy for the benefit of their customers, society, and the organization. Read More
Measuring What Matters: Is It Time to Move beyond Measuring National Success with GDP?
by Rob Ward, Head of Leadership & Advocacy, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | October 21, 2014 | 1
A new publication from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand discusses how a more complete picture of national progress could be determined—one that recognizes environmental and social outcomes as well as economic aspects. Read More
- 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
- 2014 Handbook of International Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance, and Related Services Pronouncements
October 8, 2014 - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
- Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
- Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
January 17, 2013 - IFAC
- GRI Reporting Framework (G4)
January 1, 2013 - Global Reporting Initiative