Sustainability / Insight

October 17, 2017

How accountancy firms can retain the best talent

A third of qualified accountants say they plan to change jobs next year. So how can you make sure you hang on to your best staff? Rachel Willcox outlines a retention strategy. Your business is only as good as the people you employ [...]
October 3, 2017

Getting to grips with audit quality

The accounting regulator is calling on firms to improve their audit quality control procedures. But what is audit quality and how do stakeholders know if a quality audit has been delivered? Caroline Biebuyck reports.
September 26, 2017
Sustainable Development Goals Report

Sustainable Development Goals – New approach that aligns with doing business

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A report has been published by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and ICAS, in partnership with the Green Economy Coalition outlining a new approach that supports businesses looking to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs as part of [...]
August 22, 2017

Tools and techniques of the predictive practice

What if you could harness technology to see into the future? Welcome to the 'predictive practice'. There are four key pillars that inform the development of the predictive practice to help reconfigure today’s accounting work for an online world.
March 14, 2017

Excel Threatened by New Technology

Microsoft Excel turned 30 last year. This makes it older than half of my colleagues in PwC’s Deals Modelling team, a team for whom Excel is as clay is to a potter.
September 9, 2016

Sustainability reporting examples

Internationally, many entities now publish a report on their sustainability progress and policies on an annual basis.
September 5, 2016

Global sustainability reporting standards nearing reality

A global suite of sustainability reporting standards is nearing completion with the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) currently deliberating the final requirements.
April 15, 2016

Integrating sustainability into business practices: a case study approach

Sustainability reporting, or integrated reporting, is voluntary in Australia and involves companies and organisations demonstrating their corporate responsibility through measuring and reporting on their economic, social and environmental performance and impacts.