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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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The report defines sustainability as protecting and strengthening foundations for long-term success, and, as it relates to companies, the ability “to do business in ways that minimize social and environmental harm.”
Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.
The report includes a useful guide on the four key ways that CGMAs can influence sustainable decisions. This guide will help both management accountants and business leaders understand their unique contribution to sustainable success.
Results from ACCA student survey from around the world to help define the key sustainability issues for businesses in the next ten years
This Info Pack provides information and advice on why sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant to SMP practices and how they can best advise their SME clients.
This report provides background on the use and importance of sustainability reporting.
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
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- Can Manufacturing Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future?
April 22, 2015 - Green Biz
- A Good Corporate Accounting of Social Costs Is Needed
April 16, 2015 - NY Times
- How to Introduce Sustainability into Business Decisions
April 10, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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