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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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The Complexity and Urgency of Water: Time for the Accountancy Profession to Step UpIn the run-up to its 2015 annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum published a report on key economic risks that captured and highlighted the opinion of experts and global decision
by Prof. Tony Allan, Professor Emeritus, King’s College London and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Dr. Tony Colman, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Dept. of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town and Dr. Martin Keulertz, Researcher, Humboldt University of Berlin and Texas A&M University | April 7, 2015
Corporations, Sustainability, and Innovation: Early Results a Mixed BagI have spoken and written extensively on the role of the modern corporation in society, reflecting on the reality that expectations from society on the role and responsibilities of corporations are rapidly
by Robert G. Eccles, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School | March 10, 2015
A Circular Economy Must Drive Management Accounting in the 21st CenturyA circular economy is one that produces value without producing waste; management accountants can help their companies develop sustainable business models that move them closer to a circular economy for the benefit of their customers, society,...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | October 29, 2014
Measuring What Matters: Is It Time to Move beyond Measuring National Success with GDP?A new publication from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand discusses how a more complete picture of national progress could be determined—one that recognizes environmental and social outcomes as well as economic aspects.
by Rob Ward, Head of Leadership & Advocacy, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | October 21, 2014
Attracting Long-term Investors through Integrated Thinking and ReportingResearch shows that integrated thinking and reporting can have a positive impact on the type of investors your company attracts—those who are in it for the long-term and looking for sustainable value creation.
by Andrew Knauer, Senior Analyst, Just Capital, George Serafeim, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University School of Business and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | October 9, 2014
News and Resources
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The Business Case to Mobilize against Climate Change: Jobs and Innovation
Fast Company - September 23, 2016
Malaysia’s Leadership in Islamic Finance a Catalyst for ESG-driven Investment
The Star.com - September 22, 2016
5 Commonly Missed Opportunities in Corporate Sustainability
New Metrics - September 16, 2016
Islamic Finance Boosts Cleantech Project Development
International Financial Law Review - September 16, 2016
How to Succeed at Sustainability (And Why Greenwashing Doesn´t Work)
Forbes - September 15, 2016
Focusing on Value Creation in the Public Sector
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, IIRC - September 15, 2016
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