The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is a member of the Accounting Bodies Network, established by The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) to bring together the largest accounting bodies from across the globe, to help minimize the duplication of initiatives undertaken in isolation and achieve a common approach to accounting for sustainability.
Established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004, the Project develops practical guidance and tools to enable environmental and social performance to be better connected with strategy and financial performance, and thereby embedded into day-to-day operations and decision making: As His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said at its launch, “to help ensure that we are not battling to meet 21st century challenges with, at best, 20th century decision making and reporting systems.”
A4S has released the connected reporting ‘how to’ guide which incorporates three industry examples and includes an on-line interactive version containing examples of real-life reporting. It has also launched a book of case studies, “Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights” which presents examples of how several leading public and private sector organizations have used accounting for sustainability tools and principles to embed sustainability into their mainstream decision-making and reporting.
A4S has collaborated with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and other global organizations to establish an "International Integrated Reporting Council" (IIRC).
In 2011 A4S will launch a community website in collaboration with the International Federation of Accountants. This will be a vibrant community for anyone with an interest in accounting for sustainability to discuss and share ideas.
Learn more about how to get involved with The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S).
Please click here for A4S LinkedIn page.
Please click here for A4S Twitter page.
Please click here for A4S YouTube channel.