Sustainable business management means operating in a way that recognizes resources are limited and valuable.
Resources must be managed in a way that sustains and builds value for all stakeholders that contribute to an organization. Accounting and finance professionals, based on a foundation of ethical principles, have the skills and capabilities to lead the global transition to deliver on environmental, social, and governance aspects of performance and value – delivering profits with purpose.
Sustainable business management aligns will all aspects of the IMA Management Accounting Competency Framework. It reflects reporting and control, strategy, business partnering and cross-disciplinary collaboration, technology, and leadership.
Sustainable Business Management Advocacy
Our community was founded in 2020 as a CEO task force to fill a critical need in the sustainable business arena: the perspective and needs of professionals in business who are leading the way on actually bringing about business sustainability in a meaningful way. With quick success, and led by our IMA Sustainable Business Management Committee, we expanded to invite the participation of members with different roles to our professional community.
Download the Statement of Position on Sustainable Business Information and Management
Here is the video of how we started, and why we're offering something different:
Comment Letters Addressing Sustainable Business
- Proposed Changes to the SASB Conceptual Framework (December 2020)
- IFRS Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting (December 2020)
- SEC Climate Change Disclosures (IMA FRC, June 2021)
- SEC Climate Change Disclosures (IMA, June 2021)
- Proposed Targeted Amendments to the IFRS Foundation Constitution (July 2021)
- ISSB/ IFRS Foundation - Exposure Drafts S1 and S2 (July 2022)
- Response to EFRAG Exposure Drafts (August 2022)
IMA Sustainability Business Practices Certificate
The IMA Sustainability Business Practices Certificate™ is a program of online self-study courses designed to help accountants and financial professionals navigate the complexities of the management accounting role in sustainable business practices.IMA Sustainability Business Practices Certificate
For questions or inquiries about how to get involved with the task force, contact
Shari Littan, CPA, JD
Director, Corporate Reporting, Research & Policy