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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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An e-learning programme covering Corporate Responsibility and the issues facing companies in becoming sustainable.
Resources to get you started in the area of sustainability.
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.
- The Three Corners of Natural Capital Accounting
August 14, 2015 - World Forum on Natural Capital
- Why Investors Should Look Beyond a Company's Financials
August 12, 2015 - Fortune
- Open Data Can Unravel the Complex Dealings of Multinationals
August 12, 2015 - The Guardian
- Eight Ways Accountants Can Contribute to Sustainability
August 11, 2015 - Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
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