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Environmental accountability

Sustainability reporting matters

Sustainability reporting matters reviews how sustainability reporting is understood and managed in the public sector with an emphasis on national government reporting.

Sustainability reporting matters: what are national governments doing about it?

This report makes a number of recommendations for national governments and organisations that are responsible for developing guidelines and frameworks for sustainability reporting in the future.

ACCA recognises that the concept of sustainable development for business and how it is critical to society and business today. The accountancy profession has an important role in defining and delivering the means by which sustainable development is measured and reported.

The report also outlines the different approaches adopted by governments to sustainability reporting, drawing upon five case studies: Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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Published: 1 Jan 2010