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Professional accountants will play a significant role in the global agenda to achieve the United Nations' sustainable development goals by 2030. This report highlights key opportunities for making an impact on the most relevant goals.
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Globalization and industrialization have provided many social benefits. They have also created sustainable development dilemmas in the areas of inequality and extreme poverty, climate change, and other social and ethical challenges.
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) developed 17 sustainable development goals (SDG), a universal set of goals to enable all UN members to respond to sustainability challenges and develop an agenda and policies to sustain people, the planet and prosperity over the next 15 years.
Professional accountants play significant roles in governance; risk management and control; and business analysis and decision support. Recognizing the growing importance of those roles as SDG gain traction, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee conducted workshops and meetings with international thought leaders in accounting and business to outline the key opportunities for global accountants to contribute to the SDG.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A Snapshot of the Accountancy Profession's Contribution by the IFAC PAIB Committee highlights the discussions, the consensus reached, issues for ongoing debates and a path forward for professional accountants work in business and the public sector for eight of the UN's 17 SDG.
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Tune into this two-part webinar to learn about the rapidly evolving sustainability landscape. Hear about recent developments in sustainability reporting and assurance standards and regulatory requirements, and the implications and opportunities for CPAs.
October 17, 2023
If you work for a public sector body in accounting, finance or leadership, this is the event for you. Learn how to successfully navigate the unique challenges facing every level of government.
October 23, 2023
Learn about critical policy issues, legislation updates and other technical trends at Canada’s largest and longest-running indirect tax event. For 2023, we are offering options for in-person and virtual attendance.