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Environmental accountability Article Archive


Corporate Asia and the Green Economy - 19 December 2012

The next few years will be critical for the acceleration of the shift to a green economy in Asia


Is natural capital a material issue? - 08 November 2012

Awareness among investors and other stakeholders of the importance of natural capital is growing, but corporate reporting must evolve to meet information needs


Corporate China - 11 October 2012

The green economy: pushes and pulls on corporate china

Background to Rio+20 and the zero draft of the summit agreement,

Making a Difference at Rio - 11 June 2012

Provides background to Rio+20 and the zero draft of the summit agreement, the importance of paragraph 24, possible changes from zero draft to final agreement and ACCA opinions.

Brave new green world

Climate Change: Brave New Green World - 15 May 2012

Clean energy increasingly looks like a viable way to decouple economic growth from the rise in toxic carbon emissions.

The carbon we're not counting

Environmental Accountability: The Carbon We're Not Counting - 01 April 2011

The carbon we’re not counting discusses three approaches for tackling Scope 3 emissions: The Control, Influence and Engaged Approaches.

Integrated reporting: a framework for the future

Integrated Reporting: A Framework for the Future - 01 January 2011

Watch Integrated reporting: a framework for the future to hear an overview about integrated reporting from the deputy chairman of the Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC).

Sustainability reporting matters

Sustainability reporting matters - 01 January 2010

Sustainability reporting matters reviews how sustainability reporting is understood and managed in the public sector with an emphasis on national government reporting.

High-impact sectors

Reporting on Climate Change: High-Impact Sectors - 01 December 2009

This report provides an insight into the degree to which large companies worldwide are disclosing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reporting on climate change.


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About environmental accountability

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