By Elizabeth Adegbesan

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has said accountants could mobilize collaborative actions in African businesses and finance industries to actualize the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030.

The Association disclosed this in its latest report titled: “The Sustainable Development Goals: Redefining context, risk, and opportunity across Africa”, posted on its website.

The report stated: “Africa’s business and finance industries have a critical role to play alongside in helping governments deliver the UN SDGs, and accountants can be at the frontline of mobilizing collaborative action, says a new report from ACCA”. According to the report, The SDGs is an ambitious global framework for countries to achieve by 2030 which set out the building blocks of a new type of inclusive prosperity creation.

Commenting on this development, Head, ACCA Africa, Jamil Ampomah said, “The private sector operating across Africa is at the forefront of delivering the 2030 Agenda. At all scales, from multinational to microenterprise, businesses will be interacting with the issues that the SDGs set out to build this new type of prosperity.

“Countries across Africa are going through unique processes of economic transformation. Not only do they share new global risks and opportunities with other countries, but they also have their own context-specific issues that are challenging and complex.The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a roadmap towards building prosperity that is ready for the future.”

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