Sustainability

Accounting for Sustainability. From Sustainability to Business ResilienceThis briefing supports 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 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This report provides a snapshot of the accountancy profession’s contribution to achieving these goals. It highlights the importance of the goals to business and the profession, and considers how accountancy contributes to eight specific goals. It features existing activities and initiatives within the profession that support the goals and poses questions for professional accountancy organizstions and professional accountants to consider going forward.

Accounting for Sustainability. From Sustainability to Business Resilience clarifies the important role accountants can, and must, play in embracing sustainability to ensure that the organizations they serve are resilient by linking sustainability to a broader business agenda and strategy.

In addition to highlighting the key elements of developing a sustainable strategy, and how professional accountants can help address opportunities and challenges, the briefing includes references to some of the many resources and tools available to professional accountants to help develop their knowledge and skillset. All listed references are available on the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway (under Sustainability in the subtopic “business resilience”).

The Role of SMPs in Greening Small BusinessThis IFAC article presents the rationale for small businesses to improve their environmental performance and highlights the role that SMPs have in this emerging area of business advisory services.