CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND THE GLOBAL GOALS
AROUND THE WORLD
On May 22nd, 2017, a UN Goals workshop in London explored the topic:
‘The role of the profession in tackling the global goals for sustainable development’
Join the conversation using the hashtag #GlobalGoals
On 25 September 2015 the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This included 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development with 169 associated targets and the principle that no one will be left behind. The Goals were developed over two years by an open working group, with representatives from over 70 countries.
The consultation on the Goals was the largest to date in the UN’s history and reached over 8 million individuals. The vision the Goals paint of the world we want by 2030 is hugely ambitious and very different from the world we know today.
The profession has a history of coming together to serve the public interest by creating public goods in the form of common bases of measurement, reporting and assurance.
As countries measure progress on the goals statistically, and business measures progress using accounting tools, the accountancy profession will have a substantial role in aligning these systems of measurement.
Understanding the Goals’ interconnectivity and measuring progress will require huge amounts of data which will need to be trusted. The profession is at the forefront of applying new technology in information gathering, processing and assuring. Strong local institutions, including those that make up the accountancy profession will be essential to achieve the goals.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Chartered Accountants Worldwide will discuss the role of the profession in tackling the UN sustainable goals at an event in London on 22 May. Members from the 11 CAW bodies will provide their views on what the goal of the profession should be and how we can reach more accountants and therefore more businesses to start embedding the Goals
Have your say:
Join the conversation and share your opinion by commenting and tweeting us under the hashtag #GlobalGoals
THE GLOBAL GOALS
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GLOBAL GOALS VIDEO