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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
Results from ACCA student survey from around the world to help define the key sustainability issues for businesses in the next ten years
This report features three key elements of transparency, six case studies, and an advancement tool for implementing these practices. The research is meant for reporting practitioners and corporate citizenship specialists who are working toward a better, more sustainable future.
Finance professionals who develop an understanding of different types of capital are better positioned to increase their value and aid in their organization’s strategy.
Nick Topazio, ACMA, CGMA, explains how companies can adopt integrated thinking and decision-making processes that are fundamental to the creation of an integrated report.
AICPA completed a case study on Perry’s Ice Cream, which examines the company’s sustainability practices and highlighted the associated benefits (economic and other) of such practices.
The IIRC chief executive Paul Druckman talks to Public Finance International about the launch of the Public Sector Pioneer Network, which is intended to spread the adoption of integrated reporting.
This Info Pack provides information and advice on why sustainability is becoming increasingly relevant to SMP practices and how they can best advise their SME clients.
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- Can Manufacturing Lead the Way to a Sustainable Future?
April 22, 2015 - Green Biz
- A Good Corporate Accounting of Social Costs Is Needed
April 16, 2015 - NY Times
- How to Introduce Sustainability into Business Decisions
April 10, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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