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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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Companies and organisations such as Marks & Spencer and Crossrail, social enterprises and SMEs have all been lauded for their sustainable credentials by the Finance for the Future Awards and have come together to offer the top tips to becoming sustainable businesses.
Thought-leadership project that explores what is meant by economic success, the role that GDP and profit play in this, and the potential for broader measures of economic success to help us balance our economic priorities, our social goals, and the constraints imposed on us by the natural environment we live in.
A thought piece that offers a new solution to obsolete frameworks and advocates a transition to a ‘solar age’ as a pathway to a more green and sustainable economic future.
For businesses to be viable in the long-term, they must maintain the resources they depend on, and yet we are depleting our natural and social capital at alarming rates. This ICAEW webcast addresses the issues facing accountants and their role in business sustainability drawing on ICAEW's thought leadership report Sustainability: role of the accountant.
Sustainability presents some key challenges and opportunities for accountants. This report identiﬁes a number of ways in which operation of various mechanisms for enhancing sustainability offers challenges and opportunities that are directly relevant to the role of professional accountants.
This research report looks at how leading companies are dealing with the additional information needs required in order to manage the issue of sustainability.
In June 2012, the UK Government announced that greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting would become mandatory for quoted UK companies and would potentially be broadened to all large companies by 2016. ICAEW has developed a series of educational webinars which explore various themes associated with greenhouse gas reporting. These were run in partnership with other organisations such as the Carbon Trust, IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) and CloudApps
September 24, 2014 - Accounting Today
September 23, 2014 - Accounting Web
September 16, 2014 - Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
September 12, 2014 - The Guardian
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