The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004 “to help ensure that we are not battling to meet 21st century challenges with, at best, 20th century decision making and reporting systems”.
A4S aims to inspire action by finance leaders to drive a fundamental shift towards resilient business models and a sustainable economy. To do this, A4S has three core aims that underpin everything we do:
- Inspire finance leaders to adopt sustainable and resilient business models
- Transform financial decision making to enable an integrated approach, reflective of the opportunities and risks posed by environmental and social issues
- Scale up action across the global finance and accounting community
Ahead of WCOA, we asked global leaders Joaquim Levy and Rachel Grimes their thoughts on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and if accountants really can save the world. Find out their thoughts here: Can accountants save the world?