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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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The Framework, including the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (the Guidelines), sets out the Principles and Standard Disclosures organizations can use to report their economic, environmental, and social performance and impacts.
This guide can enhance organizational understanding of the value of transparency on disability, in terms of creating inclusive workplaces, as well as taking advantage of the business case of disability for the development of new products, services and physical environments. It also features a number of case studies from businesses all over the world that are making commitments and working to improve their disability related impacts.
A new project, Reporting 2025, has been established to discover what the main issues will be in companies' agendas – and consequently in their public reports – 10 years from now.
The report provides an in-depth look at the growing trend towards external assurance in the US, the different approaches to external assurance, the use of different assurance standards as developed by the accountancy profession, and the market of share of external assurance performed by different firms in the US.
This publication is aimed at SMEs who are considering whether sustainability reporting is relevant for them, and how they can start the reporting process in a realistic way that relates to their own context and circumstances.
The Global Reporting Initiative released a new survey report reviewing different ways integrated reports are taking shape around the world. It looks at 756 reports published from 2010 to 2012 following GRI Guidelines; it also surveys 52 organizations that issued integrated reports during all three years.
This publication provides an up-to-date and expanded overview of mandatory and voluntary approaches to sustainability reporting and assurance
- The Economy’s Missing Metrics
July 1, 2015 - New York Times
- "Business Can Be a Global Force for Good," Ban Says as General Assembly Honours UN Global Compact
June 29, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Interview with Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
June 25, 2015 - UN News Centre
- Can the Pope's Climate Encyclical Spur Corporate Action?
June 18, 2015 - Green Biz
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