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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
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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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.
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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If you're interested in environmental accountability, you may like to read some articles and reports held in our technical library.
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