IFAC publication with a list of useful resources for sustainability accounting

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19 Aug 2015

The Professional Accountants in Business Committee (PAIB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has released a briefing supporting accountants in developing a greater awareness of how they can help their organisations address issues of sustainability and more fully incorporate these issues into business strategy. The publication is not so much focused on accounting as such but offers a valuable section on additional resources by focus area.

The section "Useful Resources for Accountants by Focus Area" (pp. 19-33) points out additional resources on the following topics:

  • Leadership and business strategy
    • Identifying the business case at an organisational, project, or issue level
    • Facilitating leadership and commitment
    • Engaging the finance and accounting function
    • Connecting sustainability to strategy, risk, and performance, and identifying how decisions can be enhanced by integrating sustainability-related information
  • Management, operations, and accounting
    • Generating information and analysis to support decisions
    • Reducing the sustainability impact of products, services, and operations
  • Communications, reporting, and disclosure
    • Developing a business reporting strategy and approach
    • Integrating sustainability impacts into financial reporting
    • Assuring sustainability disclosures and reports

Please click to access the publication Accounting for Sustainability - From Sustainability to Business Resilience on the IFAC website.

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