Global banking group issues carbon accounting standards
The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials recently released a methodology for measuring the environmental impact of loans and investments, a key hurdle to the banking industry's long-term goal of net-zero emissions tied to its portfolios.
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How Long Do Major Appliances Last?
Ever wonder how long your refrigerator or dishwasher will last? Join H&R Block and Apartment Therapy as we break down the life expectancy of 7 major appliances.
Finance Tips: Financial Advice That Forever Changed My Life
Highlights of the best finance tips. A roundup of financial tips right now, including the best financial advice you've ever received.
Here's How Much Your Credit Score Impacts Your Mortgage and Auto Loan Rates
When you apply for a new loan, the most influential factor in determining your interest rate is your credit and, more specifically, your credit scores. Oth
Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
A SAFE trip through a virtual conversion
SAFE Federal Credit Union($1.3B, Sumter, SC) had been on the Fiserv DataSafe platform for 30 years when the South Carolina cooperative began its conversion to Symitar Episys in April 2019. Converting a primary technology platform requires planning, coordination, and careful step-by-step deployment. The process often takes a year or more, and SAFE was well along […]
Lease Accounting Standards Updates
Skoda Minotti shares insights on lease accounting standards updates and how they will impact businesses in 2019 and beyond.
New Lease Accounting Standard
After a decade in the making, on February 25, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its controversial lease accounting guidance in Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). Under this new guidance, lessees now need to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities for those leases classified as operating leases under previous …
Gender Inequality and Female Empowerment: A Guide To Global Issues
In this Global Citizen guide to global issues, find out more about female empowerment and gender inequality. Girls and women are essential to building health...
Nonprofit Accounting Standards
Nonprofit accounting standards and best practices. Learn how to setup and manage your nonprofit accounting books to avoid audits or loose your 501c3 status
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
When we started SASB we knew that in order to succeed we needed to shift traditional thinking. After all, the market demand for SASB is based on the fact that the world is no longer what it once was. Things have changed—and our name reflects that. Some may question—and, in fact, some already have—how …
The New Lease Accounting Standard
With calendar year-end Form 10-K filings almost completed, you may have noticed the addition of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02 “Leases...
New Lease Accounting Standards: How They Affect CRE
Share your comments, view guest information, connect with us at our website We've been hearing about the proposed changes in lease accounting standards for over two years now. That's how long ago I did my first show on the topic with Michael Vandergoot and Peter Morris. Prior to that, I had no idea what the hullabaloo was about. I used my preparation for the show, and the show itself, to educate myself. Then, there were lots of comments and objections to the proposed…
How to Prepare for the New Lease Accounting Standards
New lease accounting standards will go into effect for public companies for years beginning after December 15, 2018 (2019 year-end) and for private companies for years beginning after December 15, 2019 (2020 year-end). Those affected by the changes should be aware of the details and begin
How to Implement the New Lease Accounting Standard
With ASC 842 slated to take effect in just a few months, accounting teams need a methodical approach to implementation. Here is a guide.
How the New Accounting Standard for Leases Impacts Manufacturers
Whether a manufacturer has only one lease or many, the new accounting standard for leases, ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), may have a significant impact on financial statements prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Minor Changes Proposed to Top Accounting Standards
In the next few months, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) plans to issue proposed updates with several limited revisions to its leases and classification and measurement standards. Announced during the FASB’s June 21 meeting, the proposed amendments will be released separately from the usual group of technical corrections the board issues each year due to the importance of the affected Accounting Standards Updates (“ASU”) The…
Top 10 Global Issues in Missions
During the course of the 2010 Lausanna Congress, those present were asked what they thought were the key missiological issues which faced the global evangelical church at that time. Many of their responses are summarized in the actual document which came out of the Congress, the Cape Town Commitment. Amongst the thirty-two areas of need listed, these 10 were perhaps the most important.
Local research to solve global issues
A showcase of postgraduate research at Colston Hall
Why California’s Drought is a Global Issue
California is experiencing a historic drought, which is now in its fourth year. In Northern California, ski resorts have very little natural resource management, drought