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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 paper examines the key decisions businesses will focus on in the next decade in order to transition to a sustainable economy, and how disclosure and reporting should be shaped to support decision makers in this process.
The SASB provides standards for use by publicly-listed corporations in the US in disclosing material sustainability issues for the benefit of investors and the public. SASB standards are designed for disclosure in mandatory filings to the US SEC.
A collection of various developments worldwide on environmental and social reporting requirements by regulatory bodies and stock exchanges. This report is intended to track and give a sense of some of the most important CSR disclosure initiatives around the world.
This report presents information for issuers as investors pay closer attention to business issues relating to environmental and social factors. It outlines key principles for environmental and social business conduct. It discusses mandatory disclosure requirements, voluntary reporting, industry-specific key performance indicators and initiatives in other countries.
Preparing for a Price on Carbon: Lessons from 3 Companies
February 24, 2015 - World Bank
Case studies show how 3 energy companies developed GHG reporting and how they're using the data
CDSB has shown how the most widely used corporate natural capital-related reporting approaches align to help companies.
This web page provides guidance on the Environmental Profit and Loss Account (EP&L) which places a financial value on environmental impacts along the entire value chain of a business to help companies combine sustainability metrics with traditional business management.
- These Are the World's Most Sustainable Cities
September 26, 2016 - World Economic Forum
- The Business Case to Mobilize against Climate Change: Jobs and Innovation
September 23, 2016 - Fast Company
- How to Succeed at Sustainability (And Why Greenwashing Doesn´t Work)
September 15, 2016 - Forbes
- Climate Looms Large on Investment Risk Radar
September 9, 2016 - In the Black
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