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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.
It’s said that a crisis brings out the best in people and, in most cases, that’s true. But there is a dark side to tough times, as fraudsters prey on people who are uncertain and looking for easy answers.
March 18, 2020
The federal government’s actions and fiscal support to address the widespread and devastating economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic are welcomed by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada).
Listen to this special edition Practitioner’s Pulse webinar where we answer some frequently asked questions around practice management issues and some key financial reporting and auditing implications of COVID-19.