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“Accounting…and…accountability” – these are clearly linked terms with common meaning that emerged along with the modern capitalist system, deriving from Middle European languages and cultures. “Accounting,” (says Webster’s New Collegiate) is derived from the medieval, “to tell…” -- as today’s accounting systems are designed to “accurately tell the story” of an organization’s financial condition.
News & Updates
February 16, 2018 Stocks rise again. They've regained about half their recent lossesSource: LA Times
Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks rose for the fifth day in a row. Major U.S. stock indexes have now recovered about half of what they lost during the market's dramatic plunge this month
February 16, 2018 Executive Compensation Is Out Of Control. What Now?Source: Forbes
CEO pay is today so out of kilter with average wages that the negative side effects – demoralization, destroying the sense of community that today’s high-performing organizations need – are beginning to outweigh the oft-stated...
February 16, 2018 SEC rejects sale of Chicago Stock ExchangeSource: MarketWatch
The Securities and Exchanges Commission rejected the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange to a group that includes Chinese investors, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday.
Research & Insights
January 24, 2018 Will Money Ever Bring You Happiness?Source: US News
The question of money bringing happiness has been researched by economists and psychologists alike and while there has never been a consensus, experts say some general patterns can be identified.
January 17, 2018 State of Green Business Report 2018Source: GreenBiz
Each year, we take a step back from the headlines and conferences to assess how, and how much, companies were integrating sustainability into business strategy and operations.
January 17, 2018 Fracking is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, says new studySource: Independent
When comparing environmental, economic and social sustainability, scientists find shale gas extraction ranks seventh out of nine different energy sources
Commentary & Opinion
February 9, 2018 Stocks Plunge as Market Enters ‘Correction’ TerritorySource: NY Times
After watching stocks march higher for nearly nine years, investors are suddenly confronting a new reality: The long, smooth ride is over. And it doesn’t feel good.
February 9, 2018 Goldman Sachs: Today's Cryptocurrencies Will Go to Zero, But Stronger Digital Currencies May Still EmergeSource: Fortune
Most, if not all cryptocurrencies on the market today will have further to fall, says Goldman Sachs. But on the bright side, the Amazons and Googles of digital assets could spring up in their wake.
February 8, 2018 Bitcoin: what have experts said about the cryptocurrency?Source: The Guardian
Bitcoin’s gyrations have attracted a lot of attention over the past year. Here are some of the most memorable comments from senior figures in world finance.
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