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Survey shows sustainability is an important issue for the finance community – but not enough action is being taken.

A survey of global finance leaders by A4S, supported by Deloitte and Black Sun, on attitudes of finance leaders to embedding sustainability into their decision-making processes highlighted a high awareness of the issues, but a lack of action.

EMBRACING SUSTAINABILITY: ACTIONS FOR SMES

Recognizing the collective impact of SMEs – representing about 90% of all businesses – and the critical role they play within any given supply chain, this guidance supports busy and sometimes resource-stretched organizations to understand the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ in addressing the environmental and social challenges we face.

OUR JOURNEY: THE ACCOUNTING BODIES’ ROAD TO NET ZERO

14 chief executives of the Accounting Bodies Network (ABN) members signed a commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions within their own organizations, as well as provide support for their members to do the same. These stories bring to life what signatories have been doing within their own operations to align to their net zero commitment.

A4S Essential Guide to Incentivizing Action Along the Value Chain

We cannot have a sustainable economy if each organization acts alone. Collaboration is key. Finance professionals have a vital role to play in driving action across the whole value chain. Download this guide to find out how.

Business and finance respond to proposed IFRS sustainability disclosure standards

Over 80 global Chief Financial Officers from around the world and investors representing more than £620 billion in assets under management, convened by A4S, have signed respective statements in response to the ISSB's proposed IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards. The statements welcome the role of the IFRS, and call for global alignment on sustainability reporting and for the IFRS to improve upon its proposed standards in a number of ways.

TCFD CLIMATE SCENARIO ANALYSIS

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To help finance teams enhance their knowledge of scenario analysis and steer them through the process, A4S has produced this guidance. It addresses frequently asked questions and is based on our work with companies across multiple sectors, as well as insights we have gained supporting TCFD implementation since its inception.

NAVIGATING THE REPORTING LANDSCAPE

This guide, created by the A4S Accounting Bodies Network, offers a brief introduction to the changing corporate reporting landscape. It summarizes recent key developments in sustainability reporting. It sets out how these developments are impacting the role of the accountant and shaping the future of corporate reporting. It also highlights how this area is likely to evolve, offering signposting to further sources of information.

The ESG Toolkit for Pension Chairs and Trustees

This toolkit of resources supports chairs and trustees of pension schemes identify the practical steps to embedding ESG considerations into their investment decisions, reporting, and engagement across the investment chain.

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