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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. See the full overview.
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Sustainability on Our Minds—The Editor’s Review Series No. 2A brief review of some of the key Gateway articles covering the roles accountants play in creating sustainable organizations.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | December 14, 2015
Corporate Governance and Transparency—The Chicken or the Egg of Sustainable Development?The historic agreement between the 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is only part of the beginning; businesses play a crucial role in achieving many of the SDGs, and are falling short. Now is a time for focus on the...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | November 30, 2015
The Water Crisis and Management: Implications for Accountants in BusinessWater crises will affect all business sectors but accountants in business can help their organizations prepare and adapt.
by Professor Roger Burritt and Dr. Katherine Christ, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia | November 13, 2015
Corporate Responsibility and the Accountancy ProfessionThe accountancy profession can play an important role in helping society mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | October 23, 2015
Las empresas, industrias o países no deben ignorar los riesgos y oportunidades que representa el aguaThe Sustainable Business Group publicó hace poco el informe State of the Apparel Sector Water para el premio Global Leadership Award in Sustainable Apparel 2015, que marca un antes y un después.
by Dr. Dorothy Maxwell, Director, The Sustainable Business Group | July 28, 2015
News and Resources
There are 895 news/resources
The Importance of Sustainability Accounting and Reporting in Assessing a Firm: A Student’s Perspective
Accounting Today - January 12, 2017
Carrot Outweighs Stick for U.S. Sustainability Reporting
Bloomberg BNA - December 30, 2016
What Happened at COP22 in Marrakech? Four Key Themes
Carbon Trust - December 6, 2016
The Reporting Exchange Is Live: Helping You Make Sense of the Sustainability Reporting Landscape
Climate Disclosure Standards Board - December 6, 2016
Standing Rock Protest: Finding the Long-Term Solution
Forbes - November 28, 2016
Sustainable Investing and Bond Returns
Barclays - November 28, 2016
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