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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
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.
Does sustainability clear the fiscal hurdle? Yale Insights talked with Kurt Kuehn, Chief Financial Officer for UPS, about how he evaluates sustainability initiatives in the face of a fast-changing and complex global market.
The United Nations is working to identify and address some of the world’s greatest challenges through the formulation and then implementation of sustainable development goals.
Companies and organisations such as Marks & Spencer and Crossrail, social enterprises and SMEs have all been lauded for their sustainable credentials by the Finance for the Future Awards and have come together to offer the top tips to becoming sustainable businesses.
This publication is aimed at SMEs who are considering whether sustainability reporting is relevant for them, and how they can start the reporting process in a realistic way that relates to their own context and circumstances.
Natural capital depletion will become one of the most prominent business concerns in the 21st Century. And yet it is one issue that remains an ‘elephant in the boardroom’ - absent from most corporate accounts and business models and largely ignored by investors as boardrooms continue to focus on short-term pressures. This report from CIMA, EY, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Natural Capital Coalition, calls for finance professionals to take action.
This sets out the global body for professional accountants’ key policies and position statements around a series of six business and sustainability topics: sustainability reporting, integrated reporting, the assurance of non-financial information, climate change, natural capital, and the green economy.
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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