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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
This debates how to develop macro reporting metrics that present a more holistic and accurate measure of national progress than gross domestic product (GDP).
This report provides background on the use and importance of sustainability reporting.
Carbon Pricing – Delivering Economic and Climate Benefits
September 8, 2014 - World Bank
This article covers the economic and climate benefits of carbon pricing.
'SMEs considering the environment will benefit themselves, their stakeholders and the wider environment: a real win-win' says ACCA
This report investigates over 190 academic studies and sources on sustainability to assess the economic evidence on both sides for: a business case for corporate sustainability, integrating sustainability into investment decisions, and implementing active ownership policies into investors’ portfolios
Discover how companies around the globe are approaching corporate social responsibility (CSR), plus the top five things driving UK business to adopt more socially and environmentally sustainable business practices in 2014.
The report provides an in-depth look at the growing trend towards external assurance in the US, the different approaches to external assurance, the use of different assurance standards as developed by the accountancy profession, and the market of share of external assurance performed by different firms in the US.
September 16, 2014 - Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
September 12, 2014 - The Guardian
September 11, 2014 - The World Bank
September 10, 2014 - Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
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