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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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August 8, 2020 Alphabet borrows $10 billion with focus on sustainability bonds

Source: 9-5Google

Google’s parent company today announced a $10 billion debt offering amid low interest rates and friendly market conditions. The big focus for Alphabet is on sustainability bonds for environmental and social initiatives.

August 4, 2020 Infusing investment with sustainability

Source: China Daily

Chinese investors jump on the global ESG bandwagon to rebuild economies with lessons learnt during COVID-19 pandemic

August 4, 2020 The Sustainable Financing Roadmap

Source: CFO

Corporate issuers considering fixed-income and loan financings are in all probability exploring ESG-related options. Unquestionably, interest in green, social, and sustainable finance is increasing.

Research & Insights

July 31, 2020 US SIF Foundation Releases Report On The Rise Of ESG In Passive Investments

Source: US SIF

Washington, DC – The US SIF Foundation today released The Rise of ESG in Passive Investments, a report that explores the growth of passive ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing and the debate on the effectiveness...

June 22, 2020 Overconsumption is the bane of sustainability, new study concludes

Source: ZME Science

Researchers led by University of New South Wales sustainability scientist Tommy Wiedmann looked at the existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts, summarizing the available evidence...

June 15, 2020 Samsung Electronics Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Source: Samsung Global News

The company also took significant steps toward transitioning to a circular economy, which prioritizes utilizing sustainable materials and minimizes waste. In particular, disposable materials such as plastic and vinyl are...

Commentary & Opinion

July 15, 2020 Brexit was meant to make Britain global. It has made us friendless

Source: The Guardian

The essential issue here is that Brexit can make EU membership go away, but not the EU itself. When the only problem was being inside, escape was the only solution worth talking about.

July 13, 2020 Investors face ‘a scary, out-of-whack’ scenario — just look at this chart

Source: MarketWatch

If it weren’t for the “Giant 5,” your money would have been better off sitting in cash than the stock market over the past few years, according to Wolf Richter of the Wolf Street blog.

July 7, 2020 The Guardian view on Facebook and democracy: real and present danger - Editorial

Source: The Guardian

Political advertising is banned from being broadcast on television or radio.(UK) Unless Facebook changes, it may be time to extend this prohibition to social media




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