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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 Finance for the Future Awards recognise organisations that are embedding sustainability within their strategy or operations with leadership and support from their finance teams.
The AA1000 Stakeholder Engagement Standard provides a principles-based, open-source framework for quality stakeholder engagement and supports the AA1000APS Principle of Inclusivity. It can be used as a "stand-alone" standard, or as a mechanism to achieve the stakeholder requirements of other standards, including GRI G4 and ISO 26000.
Executives recognize the importance of social and environmental responsibility-corporate sustainability-but they seldom implement it successfully. The challenge lies in how to actually integrate sustainability into operational and capital investment decision making and implement it successfully in large, complex, for-profit organizations.
The Guide to Sustainability issues lists and briefly explains a wide range of sustainability issues that organisations need to be aware of.
Explores innovations that have the capacity to create long-term value.
Outlines how businesses can adapt their existing capital investment appraisal processes in a pragmatic and systematic manner to integrate social and environmental issues. The guide describes how traditional financial return-based investment decisions can be broadened, to make sustainability issues more explicit and transparent.
Introduces finance and risk professionals to the potential business impacts from macro sustainability trends (such as climate change, water scarcity, increasing population and severe weather events) and sets out why it is important to adapt traditional risks management process to respond to these trends.
- SASB Announces Data Provider Partner Program
July 16, 2015 - Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
- IIA Urges Greater Assurance on Reporting Environmental and Social Impacts
July 14, 2015 - Accountancy Age
- Sustainability: Framework Wars
July 10, 2015 - The Accountant
- CDSB Framework Launched
July 6, 2015 - Climate Disclosures Standards Board
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