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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
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 sustainabilitySource: 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 RoadmapSource: 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
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...
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 ReportSource: 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
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.
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.
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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