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Date of publication: 2022

BKL Becomes a Certified B Corporation

AGN member firm BKL in London are proud to announce that they are now a Certified B Corporation (B Corp): a worldwide community of businesses that meet high standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

B Lab, a US-based not-for-profit network, provides this certification. The B stands for Benefit for all.

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AGN Connection – NA Newsletter #41 I October 2022

In the U.S., October is recognized as Long-Term Care Planning and Financial Planning Month. These are great ‘excuses’ for AGN members to reach out to their clients and explore additional services that can be provided. AGN North America will use this month to give a post-busy season reboot to our educational content and member connections with the fall instances of Staff Training and the Fall Symposium. We hope to see you soon!

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Taxation of Cross-Border Inheritances and Gifts

AGN EMEA Taxation Task Force (TTF) Newsletter

Cross-border inheritances and gifts are on the rise due to the changes in life and work – what should you know?

We would like to draw your attention to cases in which the persons involved are residents in different countries, or the subject of the transfer are assets like real estate, cash assets or shares not held in the country of residence.

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The ‘First Set’ of EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS)

News from the AGN EMEA Accounting, Auditing & Education Committee (AAEC):

On 29th April 2022, the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRG) launched the public consultation process to draft the ‘first set’ of EU Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CRD) draft was submitted before the deadline of 8th August 2022 and included the application for the future ESRS.

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The Phenomenon Of The Great Resignation

Contributed by: CT&P.

The Great Resignation – the ever-growing exodus of people who decided, since 2021, to quit their job. This has led to the current staff shortage, affecting the global economy across all industries.

It’s been a little over a year since Anthony Klotz, a psychologist and Professor of Business Administration at Texas A&M University, coined a phrase destined to become famous when he stated that “the great resignation is coming”. Worldwide data indicates that his prediction was correct.

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AGN Connection – NA Newsletter #40 I September 2022

Forty-five years ago this month, four public accounting firms based in the U.S. decided to get together with the plan to form a collaboration and placed an ad in the September 1977 Journal of Accountancy seeking like-minded firms. This action was the first public announcement and beginning of “The Continental Association of CPA Firms” (CACPA) – the organization you now know as AGN. In the coming year, we will be celebrating this achievement with you. Keep an eye out for more details!

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Metaverse Part 2 – The Business Implications

AGN Global Business Voice: International Business Issues.

What are the practical implications of the metaverse for business owners? In part one, we looked at the metaverse concept as famously espoused by Mark Zuckerberg in 2021. The metaverse appears to hinge on integrating a range of existing technologies, such as virtual reality and blockchain. Still, it also requires the development of ‘web 3.0’ (web three-point-zero) – technology that could be five to 10 years away.

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