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CPAs are in an excellent position to lead sustainability efforts in their organizations. Learn how to apply a six-step process to implement United Nations’ (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The UN’s SDGs are 17 ambitious global goals designed to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, and advance peace and prosperity for all people by 2030. The SDGs are integrated, provide a universal starting point for action on these key societal priorities, and are increasingly being implemented by governments and large organizations around the world. And there is a growing global recognition that SMEs have a critical role in achieving the SDGs. Implementing the SDGs builds organizational resilience, adaptability and innovation, and helps organizations understand their key current and future economic, environmental and social impacts.
SMEs can implement the SDGs in line with their business strategy to create value. Chartered Professional Accountants’ (CPAs’) forward-looking focus on creating value for their organizations positions them well to lead sustainability efforts. CPAs in SMEs can learn to describe the SDGs, explain their relevance, identify the most important SDGs for their organization, prioritize key actions, measure progress and collaborate with key stakeholders to take action.
The guideline and case study provides practical guidance for CPAs to implement the SDGs in support of their organization’s business strategy, risk management and decision-making. It also provides a strong foundation for how to communicate an organization’s sustainability activities and performance to stakeholders.
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