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Responsible business

Responsible business is about businesses taking responsibility for their actions and impact on society and the environment, limiting the negative impacts and encouraging positive impacts.

Doing good business is not just about making money. Increasing the positive impact on society and limiting the negative impact on the environment are also important in a changing world.

In the 21st Century, increasingly customers, investors, and employees are demanding more of companies when it comes to ethics and responsible business. Businesses which are socially and environmentally responsible will have an edge.

Management accountants have an important role to play in promoting responsible business. This video highlights the importance of responsible business practices.

Responsible business

United Nations Global Compact

CIMA is a signatory of the UN Global Compact, demonstrating our commitment to operationalising ten universal principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted in 2015 by UN member states as a call to action on issues including climate change, poverty and inequality. Read about the role of business and management accountants in supporting the delivery of the SDGs.

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Modern slavery

Accountants play an important role in identifying modern slavery and putting systems and processes in place to prevent it. 

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