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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
This report argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive economy.
This lists 10 top picks for industry-specific agendas that could rapidly advance the achievement of the goals.
Make It Your Business: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals
November 5, 2015 - PwC
It makes commercial sense to embed the SDGs in operations and strategy, but how ready is business to support governments achieve these global goals?
New report states that the effectiveness of corporate non-financial reporting is improving among leading companies, but there remains a lot to be done for reporting to reach its full potential in driving improved performance and decision-making.
Sustainability Reporting: Practices, Performance and Potential
November 4, 2015 - CPA Australia
This report presents the findings of an analysis of corporate sustainability reporting in 2012. The study’s objective was to review current sustainability reporting practices of a sample of the top 40 companies listed in three jurisdictions; Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Sustainability reporting by the sample companies was benchmarked against the GRI G3.1 Guidelines.
A study of the Australian food, beverae, and tobacco sector.
Sustainability and Capital Investment Case Studies
November 4, 2015 - CPA Australia
A CPA Australia Global Research Perspectives Program field research study on capital investment decision-making and integrated thinking.
- Prince Charles Proposes Meaningful Measures to Capture Non-Financial Value
July 19, 2016 - The Accountant
- Brexit Will Force EU Countries 'To Make Deeper, Costlier Carbon Cuts'
July 18, 2016 - Guardian
- The Fastest-Growing Cause for Shareholders Is Sustainability
July 13, 2016 - Harvard Business Review
- The Value(s) of Sustainable Investing
July 8, 2016 - Morning Star
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