Accounting Bodies Network

The annual meeting of the A4S Accounting Bodies Network (ABN)

The annual meeting of the A4S Accounting Bodies Network (ABN)

Objectives of the network

Accountants have a key role to play in shaping our future.  They are the professionals tasked with making sense of past performance and providing insight into what the future might hold. 

The Accounting Bodies Network (ABN) is a group of powerful accounting bodies from across the globe, brought together to help minimize the duplication of initiatives undertaken in isolation and achieve a common approach to accounting for sustainability.

A4S established the Accounting Bodies Network in 2008 to work with professional accounting bodies as they recognize and incorporate the principles of sustainability in their organizations and, as such, drive change and influence their membership of almost two million accountants around the world.

These bodies are committed to challenging the conventional fundamentals of accounting and, perhaps most importantly, to incorporating accounting for sustainability within their members’ continuing professional education and their accountancy training for the next generation of accountants.

The Accounting Bodies Network has signed up to Project’s five principles. The principles promote accounting for sustainability and commits participants to collaborative research and training in this area. Click here for the accounting for sustainability principles.

The objectives of the ABN network are:

  • To create an open, cross border network, where members can share knowledge and collaborate on accounting for sustainability-related matters.
  • To promote the accounting bodies to use their collective spheres of influence to promote A4S and the use of integrated reporting to their members and communities.
  • To build the membership of the network globally to help further promote accounting for sustainability.

    The ABN present to HRH The Prince of Wales

    The ABN present to HRH The Prince of Wales

Accounting Bodies Network members



North America


Australia & New Zealand


See ABN members’ recent activities.