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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
Five case studies examining capital investment appraisal from a management accounting and integrated thinking perspective.
The results of the Novo Nordisk E P&L reveal that Novo Nordisk’s most material impacts on nature occur within the first and third tiers of the supply chain.
EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program will help to better understand where greenhouse gas emissions are coming from and will improve our ability to make informed policy, business, and regulatory decisions.
Current financial reporting standards, stock market listing requirements, industry reporting frameworks and non-financial reporting guidelines do not alert investors to the risks of reserves associated with climate change.
Guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process, including the person managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.
The publication aims to help sustainability reporters and report readers understand the external assurance of sustainability reporting. In doing so, GRI hopes to clarify and further improve the use of external assurance.
The PUMA E P&L is the first attempt to measure the immense value of these services to our business, and the true costs of our business’s impacts on nature by placing a monetary value on them along our entire value chain.
- The Three Corners of Natural Capital Accounting
August 14, 2015 - World Forum on Natural Capital
- Why Investors Should Look Beyond a Company's Financials
August 12, 2015 - Fortune
- Open Data Can Unravel the Complex Dealings of Multinationals
August 12, 2015 - The Guardian
- Eight Ways Accountants Can Contribute to Sustainability
August 11, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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