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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
Barron’s fourth annual ranking of big-cap equity mutual funds that received an “above average” or “high” sustainability rating from Morningstar shows that they outperformed comparable funds with lower sustainability ratings.
January 20, 2020 If the UK doesn’t act now, the car industry will vanishSource: The Guardian
Brexit was the latest blow to the sector. Its future must not be left to the market – investment in electric vehicles is needed
January 17, 2020 Goldman Sachs tops revenue expectations, but quarterly profit hit by $1.1 billion legal billSource: CNBC
The New York-based bank posted quarterly revenue of $9.96 billion, a 23% increase and more than $1 billion higher than the $8.51 billion expected by analysts.
Research & Insights
November 29, 2019 U.S. jobless claims tumble to 213,000 just before Thanksgiving, back near post recession lowSource: Market Watch
The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits fell sharply in the week before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, putting jobless claims back near historic lows and reflecting the persistent strength in the U.S. labor...
November 6, 2019 Global Sustainability Performance Holds, Despite Corporate Commitments to Create a More Responsible EconomySource: PR Newswire
The report offers comprehensive insight into the supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies worldwide.
November 4, 2019 Water Risks and the Food SectorSource: Ceres
The $5 trillion global food and agribusiness sector operates at the center of the world’s growing water crisis. Highly dependent on large volumes of cheap water supplies, food companies are among the first to feel the heat, as...
Commentary & Opinion
January 14, 2020 BlackRock CEO says the climate crisis is about to trigger ‘a fundamental reshaping of finance’Source: CNBC
The chief of the world’s largest money manager believes the intensifying climate crisis will bring about a fundamental reshaping of finance, with a significant reallocation of capital set to take place “sooner than most...
January 6, 2020 5 easy ways to be more sustainable and save money in 2020Source: CNBC
If you want to live more sustainably, don’t put too much pressure on yourself to change all of your habits overnight. Focus on making one smaller change at a time,
Source: South China Morning Post
China’s trade and tariff war with the US is its biggest economic threat, with growth now expected to slip below the psychologically important 6 per cent figure
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