It highlights a range of emerging services that practitioners can provide to their clients, including advisory services, reporting, agreed-upon procedures (AUP) engagements, and assurance services.
Today, IFAC released a publication, “Sustainability Information for Small Businesses: The Opportunity for Practitioners,” exploring the diverse benefits of embracing sustainability information.
report examines the importance of readily available, relevant, and
reliable sustainability information for achieving better-informed
decisions, enhanced strategic and risk management, and more thorough and
valuable reporting to external stakeholders.
Small businesses make up more
than 90 percent of businesses worldwide; they are critical to achieving
sustainable outcomes for economies, the environment and society. They
can find significant advantages from establishing (or enhancing)
processes, systems and controls for identifying, measuring, and
analyzing sustainability information. This can include improved
efficiencies and performance, as well as differentiation from
competitors. Small businesses are also likely to be subject to
sustainability-related reporting information requests from a diverse
range of stakeholders, including large companies, banks, and
suppliers—if they are not already.
This publication was developed with advice and guidance from the IFAC Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Advisory Group and builds on the Advisory Group’s work on practice transformation. ...
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