The chief executives of 10 of the world’s leading accounting institutes have joined together as the Global Accounting Alliance, or GAA, to promote quality services, share information, and collaborate on important international issues. In anticipation of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, the GAA acknowledges this opportunity for the world to adopt a transformative international agreement on nature and calls on businesses to be part of the solution going forward.
Nature is everyone’s business. Every business relies on nature for resources and ecosystem services such as water, food, fiber, minerals, pollination of crops, water filtration and climate regulation, in their own operations, supply chains and for their employees and customers. Protecting nature within these ecosystems is foundational and critical to long-term human well-being, healthy societies, and resilient economies.
Together finance and accounting professionals have a crucial role to play in the protection, restoration, and sustainable use of our natural resources.