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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
Most organizations will move through a series of five stages as they adapt to a climate change. At each stage,accountants have a role to play.
This provides investors with a better understanding of why ESG issues are important, and how some practitioners are integrating ESG analysis into the investment process.
Climate change is posing significant challenges for businesses. This report helps accountants understand how they are ideally placed to contribute to adaptation strategies to make their organization or client more resilient.
The first in a three-part-series, this brief teaches accountants about how to consider climate change and its impact on business.
10 for 2016–The Paris Agreement: Triumph for the Optimists
February 10, 2016 - Sustainalytics
The report offers a top-down assessment of the COP21 Summit agreement and a bottom-up analysis of ten companies making headway on addressing climate change.
Learn how electricity distributor Horizon Utilities Corporation is responding to the physical impacts of climate change.
Tips every small business needs to know in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
- The Business Case to Mobilize against Climate Change: Jobs and Innovation
September 23, 2016 - Fast Company
- How to Succeed at Sustainability (And Why Greenwashing Doesn´t Work)
September 15, 2016 - Forbes
- Climate Looms Large on Investment Risk Radar
September 9, 2016 - In the Black
- Bringing Business on Board: New Protocol Unveiled at IUCN Congress
September 7, 2016 - Huffington Post
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