Accountants have a key role to play in shaping our future. They are the professionals tasked with making sense of past performance and providing insight into what the future might hold.
The Accounting Bodies Network (ABN) is a group of powerful accounting bodies from across the globe, brought together to help minimize the duplication of initiatives undertaken in isolation and achieve a common approach to accounting for sustainability.
A4S established the Accounting Bodies Network in 2008 to work with professional accounting bodies as they recognize and incorporate the principles of sustainability in their organizations and, as such, drive change and influence their membership of over two million accountants representing almost two-thirds of accountants globally.
These bodies are committed to challenging the conventional fundamentals of accounting and, perhaps most importantly, to incorporating accounting for sustainability within their members’ continuing professional education and their accountancy training for the next generation of accountants.
The Accounting Bodies Network has signed up to Project’s five principles. The principles promote accounting for sustainability and commits participants to collaborative research and training in this area. Click here for the A4S principles.
Objectives of the network
The objectives of the ABN network are:
- To create an open, cross border network, where members can share knowledge and collaborate on accounting for sustainability-related matters.
- To promote the accounting bodies to use their collective spheres of influence to promote A4S and the use of integrated reporting to their members and communities.
- To build the membership of the network globally to help further promote accounting for sustainability.
Accounting Bodies Network members
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
- Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e Degli Esperti Contabili (CNDCEC)
- Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
- Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland (IDW Germany)
- Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
- Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)
- The Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Australia & New Zealand
- CPA Australia
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
- New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA)
See ABN members’ recent activities.