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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
This report completes a decade of highlighting the most significant long-term risks worldwide, drawing on the perspectives of experts and global decision-makers.
Helps finance teams increase their understanding of the growing movement around natural and social capital accounting. It explains the key terms finance teams should know, how broadening accounting frameworks can benefit business, and the central role of the finance team on collecting, analysing and reporting this new type of information. The guide suggests a set of overriding principles based on financial accounting principles to assist the decision making process. It explores the benefits and challenges of converting natural and social capital impacts and dependencies into financial figures, to gain the attention of decision makers.
Assists investor relations teams as they seek to engage investors on the link between sustainable business models and the creation of shareholder value. The guide provides overarching principles on communicating with investors and offers insights into Network member’s experiences of the successes and pitfalls. It covers ideas that are quick and easy to implement such as incorporating sustainability information into investor presentations, to those that will take more time, such as moving away from quarterly reporting of financial results.
Outlines how businesses can adapt their existing capital investment appraisal processes in a pragmatic and systematic manner to integrate social and environmental issues. The guide describes how traditional financial return-based investment decisions can be broadened, to make sustainability issues more explicit and transparent.
The latest linkage guidance reveals how GRI’s G4 Guidelines and CDP’s water questions (2015) are aligned, improving the consistency and comparability of environmental data, and making corporate reporting more efficient and effective.
The guides have been produced by A4S to help finance teams increase their understanding of the growing movement around natural and social capital accounting. It explains key terms finance teams should know, how broadening accounting frameworks can benefit business , and the central role of the fin ace team on collecting, analysing and reporting this new type of information.
This book provides a succinct introduction to natural capital: what natural capital is and how it links to other capitals, the business case for using it in decision-making, where natural capital accounting and valuation fit in the sustainability and financial toolbox, and what real life early adopters of natural capital in business are doing.
- "Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
June 25, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Can the Pope's Climate Encyclical Spur Corporate Action?
June 18, 2015 - Green Biz
- Americans Are Again Getting More Worried About the Climate
June 17, 2015 - New York Times
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