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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
Provides a starting point for new or early-stage sustainability reporters and is useful for small and mid-sized public companies as well as large corporations.
Argues that sustainability not only serves altruistic motives but is also smart business because it can deliver higher profit—both in the short and the long term—lement sustainable business practices regardless of sector.
This Discussion Paper stimulates a global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership roles, including the CFO. The paper features five principles that highlight the changing expectations, scope, and mandate of the CFO and finance leadership roles and recommends what action professional accountancy organizations and employers can take to prepare professional accountants for career progression to finance leadership.
Natural Capital at Risk: The Top 100 Externalities of Business
October 5, 2013 - Trucost
Trucost’s study provides a high-level indication of the priority sectors and regions where natural capital risk lies and, therefore, the largest natural capital risks and opportunities for business and investors.
Carbon and fossil fuels, and decisions regarding their use and value, can have significant impacts on financial markets and futures around the world. Carbon Tracker calculates that only 31% of the world's currently indicated fossil fuel reserves could be burned for an 80% chance of keeping below a 2°C global temperature rise, which is commonly regarded as the threshold within which to avoid dangerous climate change.
Provides a framework for businesses to understand the issues and modify their activities so as to incorporate the impacts of transitioning to a low carbon economy.
This report shows how business leaders can strategize and implement changes in organizational behavior related to valuing natural capital in their companies.
October 20, 2014 - The Guardian
October 15, 2014 - Public Finance International
October 15, 2014 - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
October 3, 2014 - Carbon Commentary
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