Book Review: “Double entry” is a War Cry to Accountants

By Jaishree Singh

By Jaishree Singh In “Double Entry,” Jane Gleeson-White argues that the way humans currently measure and report business value is dangerous for human life and the planet. For instance, a cost-benefit analysis by the Ford Motor Company in 1977 found that the cost of adding a safety device to their Pinto…

SILC, Latham & Watkins LLP, and Mintz Group Host A Panel on Reputation and Sustainability

By Erin O’Brien

By Erin O’Brien On November 9th, 2017, the SILC Club led a panel discussion on the topic of Reputation and Sustainability, hosted by Latham & Watkins LLP and in collaboration with Mintz Group, a global corporate investigations firm. The panel featured Jim Mintz, private investigator and founder of Mintz Group, and…

Integrated Reporting: The South African Experience

By Leigh Georgia Roberts

Few countries can claim that integrated reporting (IR) is common among domestic companies. An exception is South Africa, with many listed and public organizations having produced integrated reports for over six years. The emergence of IR as the dominant form of corporate reporting in South Africa has produced a significant…

From Financial Capitalism to Sustainable Capitalism

By Mervyn E. King

Since the 1930s, we have looked at things through a financial lens, and I’m afraid that cannot pertain in the changed world of the 21st century. In 1994, I spoke about an inclusive approach to governance—that a board should understand the major stakeholder groupings relevant to the company and try…

Transforming Integrated Reporting into Integrated Information Management

By Michael Kraten

According to the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), “Sustainability reporting is central to integrated reporting. Robust sustainability metrics are included in integrated reports, based on the International IR Framework”

The Accounting Profession and Sustainability

By Barry Melancon

The word “sustainability” can have a lot of definitions. We can think about sustainability from an environmental perspective, but we can also think about sustainability as the notion of dealing with change, providing information for decision-making, and the sustainability of the business world and the employment base that it supports.

Driving Revenue Growth Through Sustainable Products and Services

By Stanley Goldstein

A corporate sustainability program can be more than just a commitment to adhering to the best environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards in the field; it can drive innovation and be a key element of a company’s growth strategy. As corporate sustainability practices evolve and mature from isolated initiatives focused…

The Comprehensive Business Case For Sustainability

By Tensie Whelan Carly Fink

The authors of the article which follows do not know me or the Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference nor the meeting we put on on May 6, 2016 but we appear to be closely aligned in our thinking. In fact, this writing articulates the essence of what we are all about…

The importance of Sustainability in Accounting

By Mervyn E. King

Interview with Mervyn E. King, Jane Gleeson-White, and Stanley Goldstein on the importance of Sustainability in Accounting.

Investment Industry Continues to Focus on Sustainability at Second Annual SILC Conference in New York

By Britt Tunick

New York, NY (September 14, 2016) – The second annual Sustainability Investment Leadership Conference (SILC) will take place in New York on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Adam Weinstein, President of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable (NYHFR), a non-profit organization focused on promoting ethics and best practices within the alternative…

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