IFAC report on how accountancy can contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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Nov 09, 2016

On November 9, 2016, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) published a report "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A Snapshot of the Accountancy Profession’s Contribution" that highlights the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals to business and to the profession and considers how accountancy contributes to eight specific goals.

The report features existing activities and initiatives within the profession that support these goals and considers questions for professional accountancy organizations and professional accountants to consider.

The eight goals identified are:

  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation, infrastructure
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 16: Peace and justice and strong institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnership for the goals

Review the press release and the report on the IFAC's website.

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