On November 4th, the World Federation of Exchanges (http://www.world-exchanges.org/home/index.php) (WFE) released (http://www.world-exchanges.org/home/index.php/news/world-exchange- news/world-exchanges-agree-enhanced-sustainability-guidance) a set of 34 sustainability measures that include environmental, social and governance indicators. WFE recommends that its member exchanges implement these indicators into the disclosure requirements for listed companies.

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Every day, we make decisions based on ratings, from the cars we drive and appliances we buy, to the restaurants we eat at and movie we see. Increasingly over the past few years, the theory has been that investors too could be persuaded by so-called green ratings for corporate sustainability. That has led to a…

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Ten years ago, if you were to ask American CPAs about corporate sustainability practices, your questions would most likely be met with blank stares, if not downright skepticism. That’s changed. Today’s CPAs know you don’t have to be an environmental zealot in order to evangelize for sustainable business practices. In fact, in a few years,…

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