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Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
Helps the accountancy profession facilitate sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies by taking into account economic, environmental, and social considerations for project appraisal and investment decisions.
Finance professionals who develop an understanding of different types of capital are better positioned to increase their value and aid in their organization’s strategy.
Argues that by overrating shareholder value, management could focus too much on short-term stock price measures, given that outsized executive compensation often is fueled by stock options.
Shows that sustainability-related developments are evident in capital investment appraisal practice. In particular, qualitative sustainability attributes are considered alongside the quantitative models and play a role in influencing decisions.
Offers preliminary findings on current practices regarding the integration of sustainability issues in investment decisions.
This special report looks at the key issues and advises managers on how they can contribute effectively to decision making and control during the process of investment appraisal.
Selection of resources on the latest thinking in investment appraisal.
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June 16, 2015 - Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD
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June 4, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
- Finance and the Business: Building a Performance Management Framework
April 22, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- Small and Medium Businesses ‘Leaking’ £2.9 Billion Due to Unqualified Finance Staff
March 24, 2015 - Association of Accounting Technicians
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