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Circles of Practice

The A4S Circles of Practice are informal regional or sector level groups. The Circles of Practice provide finance leaders with the opportunity to gain insights from one another, by sharing practical approaches and exchanging information and knowledge.

A Circle of Practice comprises a group of organizations whose finance teams are seeking to work with others to embed sustainability into decision making. It provides a way for CFOs and their finance teams to engage with A4S's work and take steps towards implementation of guidance developed by the A4S CFO Leadership Network.

Circle of Practice objectives

  • Support the finance community in the creation of sustainable business models through exploring the commercial benefits of adopting a sustainable approach
  • Share insights, challenges and opportunities to accelerate progress towards accounting for sustainability and collaborate with others to increase the reach and impact of member activities 
  • Work together to implement the tools and guidance developed by the A4S CFO Leadership Network to enable sustainability to be integrated into decision making 
  • Influence the environment within which businesses operate through engagement with investors and other stakeholders


In providing a confidential and informal environment, members will:

  • Benefit from research, knowledge and experience from global experts in adopting sustainable business models
  • Develop their knowledge and confidence in implementing changes to their finance processes
  • Learn from examples of best practice at leading organizations
  • Share and exchange knowledge across regions and sectors
  • Pool expertise to solve problems and identify solutions and opportunities
  • Build confidence in making the business case for sustainability and obtaining internal buy in from board members and others
  • Build long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with peers at a regional, sectoral and global level

A4S is working with finance leaders across the world to establish Circles of Practice to share best practice across the broader finance community.

A4S Circles of Practice currently operate in:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Canada

For more information on Circles of Practice download our overview document or email info@a4s.org

Accounting for Sustainability is a Charitable Incorporated Organization, registered charity number 1195467. Accounting for Sustainability is part of the King Charles III Charitable Fund Group of Charities.
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