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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
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With the growth in sustainability reporting, companies are increasingly seeking assurance on their sustainability reports. This brochure can be used when talking to clients about the value of sustainability assurance services provided by CPAs.
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.
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.
AICPA provides a summary of current trends in sustainability and sustainability relating reporting, as well as highlighting the role of professional accountants play.
This white paper communicates an imperative to move from a sustainability strategy (that is, discreet initiatives and tactics) to a sustainable strategy (that is, a coherent plan to balance long term viability—for the benefit of both shareholders and society—with demands for short term competitiveness and profitability).
The AICPA Sustainability website provides reporting, assurance, and other resources to enable AICPA members to add value to their company and client sustainability initiatives.
- Statement on Fiduciary Duty & Climate Change Disclosure Surpasses 100 Signatories
September 1, 2015 - Climate Disclosures Standards Board
- The Three Corners of Natural Capital Accounting
August 14, 2015 - World Forum on Natural Capital
- Why Investors Should Look Beyond a Company's Financials
August 12, 2015 - Fortune
- Open Data Can Unravel the Complex Dealings of Multinationals
August 12, 2015 - The Guardian
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