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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
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This report argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive economy.
This lists 10 top picks for industry-specific agendas that could rapidly advance the achievement of the goals.
New report states that the effectiveness of corporate non-financial reporting is improving among leading companies, but there remains a lot to be done for reporting to reach its full potential in driving improved performance and decision-making.
Here's what 63 countries are doing to build low-carbon, resilient economies.
Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2015 - IFAC
This guidance was written for all organizations, regardless of their size or structure, private or public, to support the accountancy profession’s facilitation of sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies by providing guiding principles to manage the complexities of performing a robust project and investment appraisal.
Companies must set more aggressive targets to give earth a fighting chance at avoiding irreversible damage, according to a UK nonprofit.
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Corporate Reporting a Driver for Sustainable Development
November 6, 2015 - The Accountant
- China Burns Much More Coal Than Reported, Complicating Climate Talks
November 4, 2015 - New York Times
- IFAC Calls for International Agreement on Global Emissions
October 15, 2015 - IFAC
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