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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 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.
Marshalls plc’s finance team designed and used spreadsheets to support a major carbon labelling project to generate a relevant carbon label for each product family.
An e-learning programme covering Corporate Responsibility and the issues facing companies in becoming sustainable.
The Finance for the Future Awards recognise organisations that are embedding sustainability within their strategy or operations with leadership and support from their finance teams.
The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard provides a principles-based, open-source framework for quality stakeholder engagement and supports the AA1000APS Principle of Inclusivity. It can be used as a "stand-alone" standard, or as a mechanism to achieve the stakeholder requirements of other standards, including GRI G4 and ISO 26000.
UK brewery Adnams provides a case example for an environmentally-friendly approach to production, packaging, and distribution of its goods.
Compass’ management accountant calculated the potential cost savings of the investment to introduce steam valve technology to one of the largest food and support service businesses in the world and how a tracking system was used to minimize waste.
- 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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