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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
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.
Showcases the natural capital efforts of 40 companies, incuding nonprofits BSR, Trucost, and World Wildlife Fund. The hub's core tool is a database of case studies, searchable by industry, geography, benefit, approach, or ecosystem.
Integrating Sustainability into Business Practices: A Case Study Approach
January 30, 2015 - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
This paper provides some business case studies that shed light on the journey towards sustainable business practices, and some simple steps that should help business leaders take their part in it.
This guide lays out five defining features of corporate sustainability, which the Global Compact asks businesses to strive towards – looking at why each element is essential, how business can move forward and what the Global Compact is doing to help.
Presentation by Richard Spencer (ICAEW) at the natural capital summit Valuing our Life Support Systems 2014, November 6-7at the British Library in London.
Resources to get you started in the area of sustainability.
Published in the January 2015 MIT Sloan Management Review, which is the sixth annual global survey of sustainability practices shows a four-year downward trend in strong CEO commitment to sustainability.
- The Three Corners of Natural Capital Accounting
August 14, 2015 - World Forum on Natural Capital
- Why Investors Should Look Beyond a Company's Financials
August 12, 2015 - Fortune
- Open Data Can Unravel the Complex Dealings of Multinationals
August 12, 2015 - The Guardian
- Eight Ways Accountants Can Contribute to Sustainability
August 11, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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