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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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Through its membership of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, BIAC, IFAC is actively involved in the work of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Thought-leadership project that explores what is meant by economic success, the role that GDP and profit play in this, and the potential for broader measures of economic success to help us balance our economic priorities, our social goals, and the constraints imposed on us by the natural environment we live in.
The Global SCP Clearinghouse is a unique one-stop hub dedicated to advancing Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) worldwide.
Dedicated website from PwC on sustainability and climate change; includes industry-specific information, Carbon Disclosure Project 2013, and more.
Resources related to sustainability and updates from Deloitte’s sustainability practice.
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) provides standards for use by publicly-listed corporations in the U.S. in disclosing material sustainability issues for the benefit of investors and the public. SASB standards are designed for disclosure in mandatory filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), such as the Form 10-K and 20-F.
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. Together, this coalition shares the view that communication about businesses’ value creation should be the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.
November 13, 2014 - The Accountant
November 13, 2014 - Economia
November 6, 2014 - The Guardian
October 31, 2014 - Climate Disclosure Standards Board
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