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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
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.
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.
By not acting now, we’re allowing the future costs of the greenhouse-gas crisis to compound. Eventually, the consequences will be irreversible.
The report defines sustainability as protecting and strengthening foundations for long-term success, and, as it relates to companies, the ability “to do business in ways that minimize social and environmental harm.”
5 Ways to Boost Sustainability's Value Proposition for CFOs
April 13, 2015 - Green Biz
Five factors undergird the value proposition driving CFOs to incorporate sustainability into financial analysis and business strategy.
Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa.
This discusses how companies can apply materiality and externalities valuation to integrate sustainability across the business.
- CDSB Framework Launched
July 6, 2015 - Climate Disclosures Standards Board
- SASB Issues Provisional Sustainability Accounting Standards for Consumption Industries
July 2, 2015 - Accounting Today
- The Economy’s Missing Metrics
July 1, 2015 - New York Times
- "Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
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