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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
Presentation by Richard Spencer (ICAEW) at the natural capital summit Valuing our Life Support Systems 2014, November 6-7at the British Library in London.
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.
Resources to get you started in the area of sustainability.
The Guide was developed in cooperation with different members of the B@B Platform. Its objective is to help companies understand what is meant by NCA for business and to help them select NCA approaches suitable for their specific circumstances. The Guide is accompanied by a NCA Decision-matrix Tool which has been developed as part of this Workstream. This interactive tool links 11 NCA approaches to a series of questions about the companies’ interconnections with biodiversity and the environment.
Instead of buying and owning products, consumers are increasingly interested in leasing and sharing them. Companies can benefit from the trend toward “collaborative consumption” through creative new approaches to defining and distributing their offerings.
Canadian accountants are being challenged to view corporate activity through a wider lens than the typical financial report. Some CPAs are stepping up, using their analytical skills to drive sustainability
Rolf-Dieter Schwalb, CFO of Royal DSM explored the links between global macro sustainability trends and the bottom line for business. Rolf-Dieter spoke about the transformation DSM undertook over the last decade, moving away from fossil fuel based petro chemical businesses to focus on health, nutrition and materials sciences as the main pillars of the business.
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- Can Manufacturing Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future?
April 22, 2015 - Green Biz
- A Good Corporate Accounting of Social Costs Is Needed
April 16, 2015 - NY Times
- How to Introduce Sustainability into Business Decisions
April 10, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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