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The importance of sustainability and corporate responsibility continue to gain recognition; indeed, organizations that embrace sustainability can enhance their reputation with stakeholders and their value. The intersection of business and sustainability has three key dimensions: economic viability, social well-being, and environmental responsibility. Accountants work in this area to help embed sustainability factors into an organization’s strategy and decision-making processes to achieve sustainable value creation. Read More
The Economy’s Missing Metrics
July 1, 2015 - New York Times
"Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
June 25, 2015 - UN News Centre
Infographic: What Do Your Country's Emissions Look Like?
June 23, 2015 - World Resources Institute
Can the Pope's Climate Encyclical Spur Corporate Action?
June 18, 2015 - Green Biz
Americans Are Again Getting More Worried About the Climate
June 17, 2015 - New York Times
Pope's Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates
June 16, 2015 - NY Times
Shell Can’t Afford to Wait Until 2050 to Adapt Its Business to Climate Change
June 15, 2015 - The Conversation
CDSB Launches Framework for Natural Capital Reporting
June 10, 2015 - Environmental Leader
- Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
- GRI Reporting Framework (G4)
January 1, 2013 - Global Reporting Initiative