Accounting Bodies Network: Our Principles in action

In 2008, the A4S Accounting Bodies Network (ABN) was launched by HRH The Prince of Wales at St. James’s Palace. Ten years on, we celebrate this milestone in our report, Our Principles in Action.

The Network's members are a prominent group of accounting bodies from across the globe, brought together to help achieve a common approach to accounting for sustainability. With a collective membership of 2.4 million accountants and accounting students in 181 countries, the Network represents two thirds of accountants worldwide.

Accounting bodies are vitally important in equipping accountants with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver on their professional responsibilities, in building trust, and in protecting and enhancing wider value.  The 16 member organizations of the ABN are committed to challenging the conventional  fundamentals of accounting and working to provide today’s, and tomorrow’s, decision makers with the information and skills they need to drive sustainable businesses, otherwise known as accounting for sustainability.

This report highlights key achievements made by the ABN member organizations over the past decade, reflecting on the five key principles that the Network members adhere to.

“The Accounting Bodies Network is a great collaborative force that has, for the past ten years, used its combined expert knowledge to support members and students to account for sustainability, providing the competencies and frameworks required to build a sustainable economy within which individuals and organizations can thrive”

 

Jessica Fries, Executive Chairman, A4S

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