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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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Narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, this "mockumentary" video, hammers home the stark reality of California's plastic bag pollution situation.
David York explains how professional accountants can help businesses improve competitiveness by becoming greener.
Jean Rogers, CEO and founder of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, speaks with WSJ’s Jefferey Ball at the ECO:nomics conference in Santa Barbara, California.
Presentation by Richard Spencer (ICAEW) at the natural capital summit Valuing our Life Support Systems 2014, November 6-7at the British Library in London.
The IIRC chief executive Paul Druckman talks to Public Finance International about the launch of the Public Sector Pioneer Network, which is intended to spread the adoption of integrated reporting.
As part of the Natural Capital Coalition's Natural Capital Protocol project, a stock take of existing natural capital relevant initiatives such as valuation methods and tools, applications, reporting and disclosure has been conducted.
In this video ICAEW CEO, Michael Izza explains the importance of embedding sustainability within your business.
- "Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
June 25, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Can the Pope's Climate Encyclical Spur Corporate Action?
June 18, 2015 - Green Biz
- Americans Are Again Getting More Worried About the Climate
June 17, 2015 - New York Times
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