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’s Data-Driven Sustainability Strategy

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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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Valuing Environmental Impacts

Systematic Review: Environmental Impacts

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A comprehensive review of the entire body of research to date.

Executive Report: Environmental Impacts

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This report is designed to help senior executives and decision-makers new to sustainability navigate the strategic decision-making process for managing their firm’s environmental impacts.

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 Sustainability

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This systematic review synthesizes the entire body of research on valuing business sustainability.

Executive Report: Valuing Sustainability

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This report contains a framework to help measure the business case for sustainability in your organization and suggests specific tools to guide your analysis.

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.

Climate Change Finance Frontiers

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Learn how FNA identified the risks and looked for opportunities in the face of climate change.

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