The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) was established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2004 to "help ensure that we are not battling to meet 21st century challenges with, at best, 20th century decision making and reporting systems." Our aim is to transform finance to make sustainable business, business as usual by:
  • Inspiring finance leaders to adopt sustainable and resilient business models
  • Transforming financial decision making to enable an integrated approach, reflective of the opportunities, and risks posed by environmental and social issues
  • Scaling up action across the global finance and accounting community


A4S’s purpose is to transform finance to deliver a sustainable future. Organizations that are successful will generate profits while creating value for society and operating within the ecological boundaries of the planet.

By equipping the global finance and accounting community with the motivation, mindset, knowledge, and tools necessary, we aim to transform the way in which organizations make decisions so that they are consistent with delivering the SDGs and limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C.

Jessica Fries

Executive Chairman, Accounting for Sustainability

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