September 29, 2022

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: How Effective & Just Enforcement Systems Contribute to Global Accountancy Development

Strong governance and a robust investigation and discipline (I&D) system are core elements of a professional accountancy organization (PAO). An effective I&D system should protect the public interest in a proportionate way. Not only does this provide assurance to those using a professional accountant’s services, but it also protects the reputation of the PAO and the profession.
September 29, 2022

ESG momentum presents an opportunity for CPAs, experts say

As investor attention shifts, sustainability reporting is gaining ground. With investors calling COVID-19 the 21st century’s first “sustainability” crisis, heads are turning towards climate change and socially responsible actions. In particular, there has been a surge this past year in sustainable investing approaches, as investors demand more attention be paid to environmental, social and governance (ESG) endeavours.
September 29, 2022

The New Rational Purpose Requirement

Many researchers believe that sustainability reporting could have the potential to transform the role of business in society if it succeeds in making organisations more accountable for the negative social and environmental impacts. The unfortunate reality is that a lot of these reports tell a very one-sided story about the impacts of organisations. It is contended that this information could mislead stakeholders and that it could ultimately be counterproductive to sustainability development.