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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 Commitee 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.
November 7, 2019
Join CPA Canada’s Financial Literacy Program in Ottawa, our nation’s capital, as we look at the trends changing the economic landscape and how they will affect how Canadians manage their money.
This event has multiple dates and locations. See event details for more information.
Join this hackathon and challenge yourself to harness data and technology to disrupt traditional financial analysis. Gather with diverse and innovative professionals and students. Work in teams and win cash for creative ideas.
September 23, 2019
Canada’s dynamic, must-attend CPA event of the year is heading to Montréal with the theme of innovation for sustainability.