Accountants Role in Achieving Sustainable Production through Integrated Thinking


Veloo, Puvaneswari and Saprudin, Abby Ashraff and Ahmad, Abdul Aziz (2022) Accountants Role in Achieving Sustainable Production through Integrated Thinking. In: Postgraduate Social Science Colloquium 2022, 1 - 2 June 2022, Online.

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Background - Reacting to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be a way for all stakeholders to build collective value, and corporations will be a powerful driving force in driving stakeholders toward a common objective. At all levels, sustainability necessitates several behavioural changes. Accountants play a critical role in assisting in the translation and conformation of government-level commitments to organisational accomplishments within the SDG targets. Purpose - This study adds to the growing body of knowledge on sustainable development goals and integrated thinking. There have been few studies on accountants' role in achieving the SDGs through integrated thinking. As a result, the goal of this study is to add to the current literature on how accountants can help achieve the SDGs by acting in accordance with their roles. Design/methodology/approach - In this study, a quantitative research design will be used. The trade and industry sector will be targeted because it employs 69 percent of Malaysia Institute of Accountants (MIA) members. Selangor will be the focus of the study because it has 42 percent of the 37,493 members. This study will use an online questionnaire as a research tool. The snowball sampling technique and the convenience sampling technique would be used. Findings/Expected Contributions - The investigation will determine whether accountants in the organization's management intend to engage in sustainable production. Accountants are expected to use their position in an organisation to function as a driver for the organization's long-term development. Research limitations - Because compliance with SDG goals is voluntary and not mandatory, it is expected that few businesses will intend to comply. Originality/value - Every business, whether it is a start-up or a multinational corporation, strives to maximise profit while minimising costs. As a result, rather than seeing the SDGs as a moral obligation or a benefit, businesses see them as an unneeded burden.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated thinking, accountants, sustainable production, sustainable development goal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001-6182 Business > HF5801-6182 Advertising
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2022 05:48
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 08:17


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