Posted 5.6.16

Business has a conscience

As more companies embrace sustainability initiatives, CPAs find opportunities in doing good for the planet.

by Robert J. Derocher

From Insight Magazine:

...CPAs—particularly those with strong auditing chops—are well positioned to take on significant corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability roles as an increasing number of companies seek verification of their reporting, says Gregory Jonas, associate professor of accountancy at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

The assurance arena can provide the biggest opportunites for CPAs," he explains. "Now, more than ever, you have quantified sustainablility information. What's the difference between auditing financials and auditing these quantifiable metrics? There are lots of opportunities for CPAs to add value."...

...Whichever way you look at it, it's obvious that, "CSR is here to stay," says Jonas. And in a profession where niche knowledge is often king, the possibilities for CPAs are endless.

Read the full article here.


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