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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
Global Sustainability and Climate Change Case Studies
October 1, 2012 - PwC
PwC provides real-world examples of how they have helped clients develop social and environmental strategies, responsible investing practices, and reporting methods that are transparent and compliant, and that deliver value and growth.
The framework helps organizations disclose climate change-related information of value to investors in mainstream financial reports. A guide to implementing the Reporting Framework, Communicating Climate Change in Mainstream Reports, is also available.
This report demonstrates the lack of a standardized business case for considering biodiversity and ecosystem issues, and the lack of awareness among the accounting and business communities of natural capital issues. It also explores the accountancy profession's important role in raising awareness of the business case, and developing new valuation, accounting, and reporting approaches.
Describes the potential for small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) to provide more advice, including on environmental sustainability. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility have been identified as key emerging issues for the accountancy profession, along with the importance of addressing SME needs.
Rich countries prospered without worrying much about the environment. Poor and middle-income countries do not have that luxury.
In June 2012, the UK Government announced that greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting would become mandatory for quoted UK companies and would potentially be broadened to all large companies by 2016. ICAEW has developed a series of educational webinars which explore various themes associated with greenhouse gas reporting. These were run in partnership with other organisations such as the Carbon Trust, IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) and CloudApps
This research article looks at how sustainable companies embed sustainability in their strategy and operations, and the specific elements of sustainable companies’ cultures that differentiate them from traditional companies.
September 12, 2014 - The Guardian
September 11, 2014 - The World Bank
September 10, 2014 - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
September 10, 2014 - Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
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