AAT supports new guide to sustainability reporting

Business reporting requirements are changing as momentum builds for more reporting of environmental and social issues, alongside financial performance.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis is now the dominant factor shaping the development of the corporate reporting scene – and finance professionals need to be aware of what is coming next.

Already there 614 sustainability reporting requirements across 84 countries. And this will only increase.

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Organisations are increasingly reliant on the knowledge, skills and processes of accountants to meet corporate reporting demands.

To help finance professionals stay on top of changes, A4S (Accounting for Sustainability) has published an introduction to the changing corporate reporting landscape.

The guide  – produced with the support of AAT and other accounting bodies – walks readers through the changing corporate reporting landscape, including:

  • key developments
  • how sustainability reporting impacts the accountant’s role now and in the future, and
  • signposting to further information.

The guide focuses on globally recognised sustainability standard setters and framework providers, whose standards are widely adopted by companies, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders.

Adam Williamson, AAT  Head of Responsible Business and Policy, comments:

“Sustainability reporting is no longer on the fringes of economic activity, but increasingly a mandatory part of doing business. The availability of meaningful data for regulators, investors and a growing range of stakeholders is vital, and AAT is delighted to have contributed to this publication which will help our members and their businesses chart their way through what can be complex territory.”

You can download the guide by going to:

https://www.accountingforsustainability.org/reporting

David Nunn is Content Manager at AAT.

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