Many people will be aware of the issues affecting AccountAbility in recent months. I won’t say much about that at the moment, but you can refer to a number of sources, such as Maya Forstater and Toby Webb, who have written excellent blogs about some aspects of the recent controversies.

In the wake of these challenges, a group of committed AA1000 standards practitioners set up an informal user group to discuss, debate and steer a way forward on behalf of its members, independently of the formal organizational workings. That group is now at a crossroads, and needs to make some judgments about what steps to take next.

If you are interested in these issues – and especially if you would like to take part in the debate – please visit the page I’ve posted to share some key documents, here. If you would like to share your own thoughts, please visit the user forum on the LinkedIn site, where there will be discussions set up to channel comments pertaining to these documents.

Feel free to download, share and post as well – it’s essential that word gets out to the full community of stakeholders, so their voices can be heard and reflected in the decisions to come.