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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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Sustainability and Capital Investment Case Studies
November 4, 2015 - CPA Australia
A CPA Australia Global Research Perspectives Program field research study on capital investment decision-making and integrated thinking.
Sustainability Reporting: Practices, Performance and Potential
November 4, 2015 - CPA Australia
This report presents the findings of an analysis of corporate sustainability reporting in 2012. The study’s objective was to review current sustainability reporting practices of a sample of the top 40 companies listed in three jurisdictions; Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Sustainability reporting by the sample companies was benchmarked against the GRI G3.1 Guidelines.
A study of the Australian food, beverae, and tobacco sector.
This study focused specifically on the views of financial stakeholders – and what they felt would deliver effective integrated reporting (IR).
The report follows CPA Australia’s 2010 "Corporate Water Reporting: A Study of the Australian Food, Beverage and Tobacco Sector", and seeks to contrast the extent and quality of corporate water reporting examined at that time with current reporting practices, as examined in 2013 and 2014.
Enthusiasm in Australia for integrated reporting (IR) has been shrouded in concern about corporate and director liability. CPA Australia sought in a measured way to demystify these current circumstances, and in so doing provide the basis of a possibly more certain way forward.
This report is prepared as part of a global initiative headed by Professor Robert Eccles, Harvard Business School, draws out in detail the current and historical context of corporate law affecting these key areas of challenge.
- Can Amazon's New 'Dream Team' Fix the Company's Sustainability Reputation?
February 3, 2016 - The Guardian
- Mandatory Environmental Reporting Could Discourage Innovation: UK FRC’s Haddrill
February 1, 2016 - The Accountant
- Paris Climate Deal Hinges on Better Carbon Accountancy
January 29, 2016 - Nature
- Accountants Achieve Representation at FSB's Climate Disclosure Task Force
January 25, 2016 - The Accountant
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