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|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 18, 2016
The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol should spark professional accountants to help businesses respond to natural capital impacts and dependencies—the sustainability of organizations, economies, and societies depends on it.
There are 41 articles
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
Carbon Accounting for Small Businesses: How Accountants Can Help Everyone Be GreenerNew guidance from the ACCA is intended to help accountants advise SMEs on how to establish and operate carbon accounting.
by David York, Head of Auditing Practice, ACCA | September 24, 2014
The Sustainability Imperative for Small BusinessSmall- and medium-sized entities (SMEs) might think that sustainability is only relevant to large companies—that for a small business, the administrative and financial costs outweigh the benefits. Moreover their accountants will tell you it is a...
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | August 22, 2014
News and Resources
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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
When to Take Investor Demands for Sustainability Seriously (and When to Ignore Them)
Greentech Media - September 13, 2016
Climate Looms Large on Investment Risk Radar
In the Black - September 9, 2016
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