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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
CDSB has shown how the most widely used corporate natural capital-related reporting approaches align to help companies.
The awards aim to encourage the efficient use of resources, enhance the competitiveness of businesses, improve environmental performance and support the wider goals of sustainable development including social benefits through community and staff involvement.
A new project, Reporting 2025, has been established to discover what the main issues will be in companies' agendas – and consequently in their public reports – 10 years from now.
This showcases the natural capital efforts of some 40 companies — from Alcoa to Lockheed Martin to YES Bank — representing $1.4 trillion in revenues. Nonprofits involved include BSR, Trucost and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The hub's core tool is a database of case studies, which you can search by industry, geography, benefit, approach or ecosystem. Supporting articles introduce visitors to the basic concepts of valuing natural capital, with categories offering to help you "make the case, benchmark, implement and connect" your own efforts.
Integrating Sustainability into Business Practices: A Case Study Approach
January 30, 2015 - Chartered Accountatns Australia and New Zealand
This paper provides some business case studies that shed light on the journey towards sustainable business practices, and some simple steps that should help business leaders take their part in it.
This guide lays out five defining features of corporate sustainability, which the Global Compact asks businesses to strive towards – looking at why each element is essential, how business can move forward and what the Global Compact is doing to help.
Presentation by Richard Spencer (ICAEW) at the natural capital summit Valuing our Life Support Systems 2014, November 6-7at the British Library in London.
- The Economy’s Missing Metrics
July 1, 2015 - New York Times
- "Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
June 25, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Can the Pope's Climate Encyclical Spur Corporate Action?
June 18, 2015 - Green Biz
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