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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 debates how to develop macro reporting metrics that present a more holistic and accurate measure of national progress than gross domestic product (GDP).
States that stock exchanges should introduce requirements for listed companies to report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, or develop voluntary guidelines on the topic.
This Discussion Paper stimulates a global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership roles, including the CFO. The paper features five principles that highlight the changing expectations, scope, and mandate of the CFO and finance leadership roles and recommends what action professional accountancy organizations and employers can take to prepare professional accountants for career progression to finance leadership.
This publication provides an up-to-date and expanded overview of mandatory and voluntary approaches to sustainability reporting and assurance
This report discusses the rationale for assessing progress towards sustainability development goals (SDG) and targets, and provides guidance for the development of SDG indicators.
This white paper communicates an imperative to move from a sustainability strategy (that is, discreet initiatives and tactics) to a sustainable strategy (that is, a coherent plan to balance long term viability—for the benefit of both shareholders and society—with demands for short term competitiveness and profitability).
Sustainability presents some key challenges and opportunities for accountants. This report identiﬁes a number of ways in which operation of various mechanisms for enhancing sustainability offers challenges and opportunities that are directly relevant to the role of professional accountants.
September 24, 2014 - Accounting Today
September 23, 2014 - Accounting Web
September 16, 2014 - Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
September 12, 2014 - The Guardian
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