Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights
Anthony G. Hopwood, Jeffrey Unerman, Jessica Fries
Earthscan, 2010 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
`Most companies still don't have a clue about the full extent of their impacts on the environment - let alone the full monetized cost of those impacts. The eight case studies provide an invaluable starting point in terms of accounting more intelligently for those impacts.' Jonathon Porritt, Founder director, Forum for the Future
`A comprehensive and wide-ranging series of case studies that collectively make the business case for connected reporting, while providing a rich source of practical advice on how to make sustainability part of an organization's DNA.' Lord Sharman of Redlynch OBE, Chairman, Aviva plc
If businesses and other organizations are to meet the many and complex challenges of sustainable development, then they all, both public and private, need to embed sustainability considerations into their decision-making and reporting. However, the translation of this aspiration into effective action is often inhibited by the lack of systems and procedures that take sustainability into account.
Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights will help organizations to address these issues.
In-depth cases studies from Aviva, BT, the Environment Agency, EDF Energy, HSBC, Novo Nordisk, Sainsbury's and West Sussex County Council show in detail how accounting for sustainability works in practice in a wide range of organizational contexts.
The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project was launched by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2004 to help ensure that sustainability is not just talked and worried about, but becomes embedded in organisations' `DNA'. The Project works with businesses, investors, the public sector, accounting bodies, NGOs and academics to develop practical guidance and tools for embedding sustainability into decision-making and reporting processes.
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