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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
ACCA’s Research and Insights web portal focuses on a range of aspects relating to environmental sustainability including climate change and biodiversity and ecosystem services. ACCA’s web portal provides links to the ACCA awards for sustainability reporting and how sustainability has been incorporated into the ACCA qualification.
Brings together some of the best existing information on environmental management accounting (EMA) and practical introductory guidance to professional accountants and organizations wishing to explore and implement EMA.
The UN Global Compact's ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption enjoy universal consensus and are derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the International Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. The UN Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment, and anti-corruption.
The CIMA Sustainability and Ethics website includes various resources to help finance professionals play a key role in sustainability.
Includes a range of resources, including 10 Step Guide to Environmental Sustainability for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) website provides up-to-date information on local and international sustainability developments and resources that include thought leadership pieces, submissions on carbon, water, integrated reporting and other sustainability matters, and resource materials on sustainability related issues.
Support and resources for companies and organizations of all sizes that want to start sustainability reporting.
September 16, 2014 - Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
September 12, 2014 - The Guardian
September 11, 2014 - The World Bank
September 10, 2014 - Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
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