IFAC papers on sustainability management and reporting

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30 Aug 2006

To help professional accountants in business better understand how they can advance, measure, and report on sustainable economic development, the Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has published two new information papers on the topic.

The papers are:

  • Why Sustainability Counts for Professional Accountants in Business provides an overview of enterprise sustainability and sets out the business case for addressing the risks and opportunities of sustainable development at the enterprise level.  It also discusses the ways in which professional accountants in business, especially those working for organisations with significant environmental or social impacts, will be involved with the measurement, recording and interpretation of sustainability-related information.
  • Professional Accountants in Business – At the Heart of Sustainability? provides first-hand commentary from eleven senior professionals working in various enterprises around the world on the role of PAIBs and the challenges they face in promoting and implementing sustainable development strategies.

Click for IFAC Press Release (PDF 80k). The press release includes hyperlinks for downloading the papers from IFAC's website. Downloading is free, but registration is required.



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