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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 UK government asked the Task Force to review the opportunities for UK business from expanding green goods, services, products, investment vehicles, and markets which value and protect our natural environment. The government will issue its official response to the Task Force’s report later in 2013.
A blog article sharing insights on sustainability report assurance and an organization’s recently developed guidelines for SMEs.
A policy paper that calls on a number of groups to take action to help smaller businesses become more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Shows that sustainability-related developments are evident in capital investment appraisal practice. In particular, qualitative sustainability attributes are considered alongside the quantitative models and play a role in influencing decisions.
This tool, based on a report from the AICPA, CIMA and CPA Canada, draws together case studies and key lessons from small businesses across the UK, US and Canada.
Considers the evolving risks and materiality of natural capital and argues that including natural capital issues in corporate materiality and risk assessments creates better-informed decision making by an organization and its stakeholders; an enhanced and more comprehensive risk-management process; and an increased ability to realize strategic opportunities.
Bacardi Limited developed an innovative measurement methodology to help the company analyze its sustainability performance and the resulting impacts.
September 16, 2014 - Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
September 12, 2014 - The Guardian
September 11, 2014 - The World Bank
September 10, 2014 - Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
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