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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
Does Climate Change Pose a Risk to Financial System Stability?
August 27, 2015 - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Green Finance Booming Among Chinese Banks
August 26, 2015 - Association of International Accountants
Setting Aside Half the Earth for ‘Rewilding’: The Ethical Dimension
August 26, 2015 - The Conversation
August 25, 2015 - The Economist
100 Days to COP21: Why Should Business Take Impactful Action on Climate Change?
August 21, 2015 - The Huffington Post
How Much Has Global Warming Worsened California’s Drought? Now We Have a Number
August 20, 2015 - The Conversation
The Trends Spawning the Next Wave of Sustainable Business Models
August 18, 2015 - The Guardian
Is the Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Over?
August 14, 2015 - The Conversation
The Three Corners of Natural Capital Accounting
August 14, 2015 - World Forum on Natural Capital
Open Data Can Unravel the Complex Dealings of Multinationals
August 12, 2015 - The Guardian
- 2014 Handbook of International Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance, and Related Services Pronouncements
October 8, 2014 - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
- Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
- Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
January 17, 2013 - IFAC
- GRI Reporting Framework (G4)
January 1, 2013 - Global Reporting Initiative