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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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Assists directors in understanding the factors to consider when deciding on and assessing the value of assurance for reported greenhouse gas emissions.
Provides a framework for businesses to understand the issues and modify their activities so as to incorporate the impacts of transitioning to a low carbon economy.
Informs those charged with fiduciary management of enterprises why ethics can no longer be treated as a discretionary cost to the business. Management of the ethical dimension is instead a significant contributor to financial success. This is highlighted through the use of examples of how leading corporations are integrating ethical management into business practices, change programs, and fraud, risk, and compliance systems.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) website provides up-to-date information on local and international sustainability developments and resources that include thought leadership pieces, submissions on carbon, water, integrated reporting and other sustainability matters, and resource materials on sustainability related issues.
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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