Accountants must be on the UN's sustainable development frontline

Multiple-choice questions: In order to be awarded CPD units you must answer the following five random questions correctly. If you fail the test, please re-read the article before attempting the questions again

  1. What is the overall aim of the Sustainable Development Goals?

  2. What is the role of the UN framework?

  3. Why do the SDGs recognise the role of business and finance?

  4. Why is it important for accountants to be involved?

  5. Why might companies be making new disclosures because of the SDGs?

  6. How can accountants help governments report their progress on meeting the SDGs?

  7. Why will accountants have to help businesses reappraise metrics that have been used so far to define success?

  8. Which two skills that accountants have will be most important in helping companies and governments implement the SDGs?

  9. Which of these is NOT a sustainable development goal

  10. What key commodity will be a critical driver of the SDGs and who will be its custodian?