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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. See the full overview.
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Five Ways CFOs Can Support Better Management of Natural CapitalNatural capital—forests, air, rivers, minerals, oceans, land—is the bedrock of life and underpins all other forms of capital, including financial. Society, economies, and businesses rely upon this natural capital for survival. But do businesses’...
by Sandra Rapacioli, Head of Sustainability Research and Policy, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 20, 2014
Bringing the Global Perspective to the Individual LevelIFAC staff recently created a new sustainability group to connect and exchange ideas on sustainability issues at the global and local level.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | May 16, 2014
Using Management Accounting to Drive Environmental PerformanceAre organizations using management accounting tools, such as activity-based costing and management (ABC/M), to manage environmental impacts? As with a traditional ABC/M model, an environmental ABC/M model leverages an organization’s emissions...
by Anthony Pember, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Group, Mark Lemon, Manager, Global Public Sector Practice, Grant Thornton LLP and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | April 25, 2014
Another Reporting Framework? Yes, but a Valuable OneGiven the long list of voluntary environmental and sustainability reporting frameworks, and guidelines available—from GRI, ISO, CDP, OECD, the UN, and many more, plus a few more on the horizon from the IIRC and SASB—is another one really...
by Dr. Jarlath Molloy, CPhys, Climate Disclosure Standards Board Technical Manager | April 1, 2014
Focus on What Really Matters: Key Trends in Sustainability and ESG ReportingInvestor engagement, regulation, and societal expectations are driving increasing awareness and action on environmental, social, and governance performance. This forces organizations and CFOs to enhance reporting and disclosure, and include ESG...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 10, 2014
News and Resources
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A Missed Opportunity for Sustainability
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The Business Case to Mobilize against Climate Change: Jobs and Innovation
Fast Company - September 23, 2016
Malaysia’s Leadership in Islamic Finance a Catalyst for ESG-driven Investment
The Star.com - September 22, 2016
5 Commonly Missed Opportunities in Corporate Sustainability
New Metrics - September 16, 2016
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