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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. 

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News & Updates

June 1, 2020 2020 Corporate Energy and Sustainability Progress Report

Source: GreenBiz

Changes over the past decade were seismic and the new decade—starting with the global response to the current pandemic—holds even more in store. Disruption is expanding the role of energy managers, digital innovations are...

June 1, 2020 The weekend read: Sustainable finance – reassessing risk, purpose

Source: PV Magazine

Climate impacts are becoming a part of investor vernacular. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles frequently underpin what is understood as sustainable investment

June 1, 2020 Rethinking Tsunami Protection: Park-Like Defenses Can Provide a Sustainable Alternative to Towering Seawalls

Source: SciTech Daily

Careful engineering of low, plant-covered hills along shorelines can mitigate tsunami risks with less disruption of coastal life and lower costs compared to seawalls.

Research & Insights

June 1, 2020 2020 Corporate Energy and Sustainability Progress Report

Source: GreenBiz

Changes over the past decade were seismic and the new decade—starting with the global response to the current pandemic—holds even more in store. Disruption is expanding the role of energy managers, digital innovations are...

April 2, 2020 Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

Source: NPR

For decades, Americans have been sorting their trash believing that most plastic could be recycled. But the truth is, the vast majority of all plastic produced can't be or won't be recycled. In 40 years, less than 10% of plastic...

March 31, 2020 Just Released: New Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil Industry

Source: Environmental Leader

IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) today released the new edition of the “Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas industry.” T

Commentary & Opinion

May 14, 2020 This ‘new threat’ to the U.S. economy flies in the face of conventional wisdom

Source: MarketWatch

Americans are slashing their spending, hoarding cash and shrinking their credit card debt as they fear their jobs could disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.’

May 6, 2020 How coronavirus is advancing luxury brands’ sustainability plans

Source: Glossy

According to Boston Consulting Group, sustainability efforts are often additional costs that are not high on brands’ priority lists.

April 27, 2020 The data is in — stop the panic and end the total isolation

Source: The Hill

Leaders must examine accumulated data to see what has actually happened, rather than keep emphasizing hypothetical projections; combine that empirical evidence with fundamental principles of biology established for decades; and...




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