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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 Natural Capital Coalition is a global, multi stakeholder open source platform for supporting the development of methods for natural and social capital valuation in business.
SUSTAIN is IFC’s platform for sharing cutting-edge business solutions with companies and partners across the world.
A new project, Reporting 2025, has been established to discover what the main issues will be in companies' agendas – and consequently in their public reports – 10 years from now.
The awards aim to encourage the efficient use of resources, enhance the competitiveness of businesses, improve environmental performance and support the wider goals of sustainable development including social benefits through community and staff involvement.
This showcases the natural capital efforts of some 40 companies — from Alcoa to Lockheed Martin to YES Bank — representing $1.4 trillion in revenues. Nonprofits involved include BSR, Trucost and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The hub's core tool is a database of case studies, which you can search by industry, geography, benefit, approach or ecosystem. Supporting articles introduce visitors to the basic concepts of valuing natural capital, with categories offering to help you "make the case, benchmark, implement and connect" your own efforts.
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).
The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act) introduced a single national framework for reporting and disseminating company information about greenhouse gas emissions, energy production, energy consumption and other information specified under NGER legislation.
- ‘Socially Responsible’ Investing has Beaten the S&P 500 for Decades
May 21, 2015 - MarketWatch
- ICAI Issues Norms for CSR Accounting by Companies
May 21, 2015 - Times of India
- Can Sustainability Standards Build Stronger Businesses and Better Informed Investors?
May 7, 2015 - Forbes
- Corporate Reporting Giants Publish Reporting Framework Navigation Tool
May 6, 2015 - Environmental Leader
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