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Shifting corporate financial decision making towards sustainability

Accounting for Sustainability

www.accountingforsustainability.org

Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) is a business network established by HRH to help drive a fundamental shift towards resilient business models and a sustainable economy.

Companies, investors and governments are recognizing that long term sustainable performance relies on an understanding of the interdependency between financial, social and environmental factors.

The network aims to be the global voice of the CFO community on the need for, and benefits of, a sustainable approach to business decision making.

The Canadian Chapter of the network was launched in November 2016.

“It is not necessarily a choice between making money on the one hand and ‘doing the right thing’ on the other.  On the contrary, once it is recognized that ‘business as usual’ is unsustainable it follows naturally that those organizations which start to develop resilient business models will be the ones that succeed.”

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

The network works with:

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and finance teams
  • The accounting community
  • Investors, capital markets & the wider finance community
  • Governments, regulators & policy makers
  • Business schools and academia

Canadian CFOs set a course to embed sustainability into finance
The Globe and Mail, March 2017