For years, companies have integrated social and environmental concerns into business strategies. Yet, little was known about the relationship between corporate social responsibility and financial performance. Financial decision-makers must find the right metrics to account for the many ways sustainability impacts the bottom line. Without a better understanding of how to measure CSR, managers may choose not to invest for fear it will undermine financial performance – or they may over-invest only to find they have destroyed shareholder value. In this topic area, find research and comment related to the financial issues.

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MEC accountants play a core role in climate change adaptation. They provide analysis to underpin key decisions, adding substance to sustainability discussions.

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The systematic review provides an actionable, four-step process for measuring your organization’s sustainability initiatives and environmental impacts.

Executive Report: Measuring & Valuing Environmental Impacts

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Navigate the decision-making process to manage environmental impacts like a pro.

Risky Business

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Environmentally risky firms must pay higher interest rates to banks and higher returns to shareholders

Putting Climate Change on the Books 

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Accountants are vital to helping organizations account and prepare for climate change. At TransLink, the finance team has responsibility for sustainability. At other organizations, finance teams may be new to the topic. Staff at TransLink offer their advice.

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Valuing Sustainability

Systematic Review: Valuing Business Sustainability

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63 per cent of studies reveal positive correlation between sustainability and financial performance.

Executive Report: Valuing Business Sustainability

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Measure the value of sustainable business activities using the tools and framework of metrics in this introductory guide.

Two Ways Sustainability Drives Access to Capital

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If your sustainability strategy is weak, don’t be surprised if your firm has to jump through hoops to secure funds. A strong strategy breaks down barriers.

Putting Climate Change on the Books 

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Accountants are vital to helping organizations account and prepare for climate change. At TransLink, the finance team has responsibility for sustainability. At other organizations, finance teams may be new to the topic. Staff at TransLink offer their advice.

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