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Integrated Reporting: The South African Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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…

NYU Just Launched a Corporate Reporting/Integrated Reporting Course

NYU has taken the initiative to launch a new course in corporate reporting and Integrated reporting.  Check out more details on the NYU website: https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/courses/FINA1-CE9020-corporate-reporting-2-0-integrated-reporting.html#more-details

A Primer on Sustainability Accounting Reporting…What the CPA needs to know

This one hour CPE program will define Sustainability, Sustainability Assurance, the differing standards and strategies and certifying organizations, the roles of the CPA in practice and colleges and universities and over 35 opportunities for CPAs to become involved, how the accounting profession has adopted to change, sustainability reporting and certifications,  sustainability…

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