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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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'SMEs considering the environment will benefit themselves, their stakeholders and the wider environment: a real win-win' says ACCA
This report reviews published information from companies with an intensive use of five key commodities with a high impact on natural capital: beef, cotton, palm oil, soya and sugar.
States that stock exchanges should introduce requirements for listed companies to report on environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters, or develop voluntary guidelines on the topic.
ACCA’s Global Forum for Sustainability has explored the potential issues associated with divestment from fossil fuel companies, and collated the various views and opinions expressed by forum members in this report.
This sets out the global body for professional accountants’ key policies and position statements around a series of six business and sustainability topics: sustainability reporting, integrated reporting, the assurance of non-financial information, climate change, natural capital, and the green economy.
A policy paper that calls on a number of groups to take action to help smaller businesses become more efficient and environmentally friendly.
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.
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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