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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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This tool provides ways to help organizations identify and reduce waste in their processes and procedures and ultimately enhance the value of the organization.
The report includes a useful guide on the four key ways that CGMAs can influence sustainable decisions. This guide will help both management accountants and business leaders understand their unique contribution to sustainable success.
Kimberly-Clark: managing natural capital in the value chain.
Argues that sustainability not only serves altruistic motives but is also smart business because it can deliver higher profit—both in the short and the long term—lement sustainable business practices regardless of sector.
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.
This report explores the concept of shared value creation as the basis of creating a sustainable business model. It includes case studies of organizations creating business strategies and models that share value between both the organization and society.
Considers water risk and business responses to water scarcity.
- Water Accounting: A New Frontier for California
August 17, 2016
- Singapore Lags behind in Sustainability Reporting
August 8, 2016 - The Accountant
- Dear Corporate Canada: It's Time to Pay for Your Part in Climate Change
August 4, 2016 - Guardian
- Companies’ Green Strategies: In the Thicket of It
August 1, 2016 - The Economist
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