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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
Companies and organisations such as Marks & Spencer and Crossrail, social enterprises and SMEs have all been lauded for their sustainable credentials by the Finance for the Future Awards and have come together to offer the top tips to becoming sustainable businesses.
This publication is aimed at SMEs who are considering whether sustainability reporting is relevant for them, and how they can start the reporting process in a realistic way that relates to their own context and circumstances.
Natural capital depletion will become one of the most prominent business concerns in the 21st Century. And yet it is one issue that remains an ‘elephant in the boardroom’ - absent from most corporate accounts and business models and largely ignored by investors as boardrooms continue to focus on short-term pressures. This report from CIMA, EY, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Natural Capital Coalition, calls for finance professionals to take action.
This sets out the global body for professional accountants’ key policies and position statements around a series of six business and sustainability topics: sustainability reporting, integrated reporting, the assurance of non-financial information, climate change, natural capital, and the green economy.
In this video ICAEW CEO, Michael Izza explains the importance of embedding sustainability within your business.
GSK's report encompasses responsible business performance across four areas ("Health for all," "Our behaviour," "Our people," and "Our planet") in its Corporate Responsibility Report each year. This report reflects 2013.
Thought-leadership project that explores what is meant by economic success, the role that GDP and profit play in this, and the potential for broader measures of economic success to help us balance our economic priorities, our social goals, and the constraints imposed on us by the natural environment we live in.
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