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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
September 22, 2021 Cement Can Be A (More) Sustainable MaterialSource: Arch Daily
"If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, with about 2.8 billion tons, surpassed only by China and the United States." This statement in Lucy Rodgers' BBC report...
September 22, 2021 Hospital operator Mediclinic gets Africa's first sustainability-linked loanSource: Reuters
South Africa's Mediclinic (MDCM.L) has refinanced 8.45 billion rand ($575.26 million) in loans through Rand Merchant Bank, the hospital operator said on Tuesday, in what the bank described as Africa's first sustainability-linked...
September 22, 2021 4 steps to make the global food system more sustainableSource: The Hill
It is clear that we need a revolution of our food systems: the way we grow, harvest, process, transport, sell and consume our foods. A change so dramatic that previous versions of food systems are unrecognizable. I
Research & Insights
September 14, 2021 76% of Americans Want Sustainable Products—but How You Define That MatterSource: AD Week (Free Subscription)
According to the survey, sustainability is an important factor to a strong majority of consumers when they’re choosing what to buy—but it’s not as important as cost.
September 2, 2021 Six in 10 US voters think America has gone seriously off track: pollsSource: NY Post
The Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,997 registered voters conducted from Saturday to Monday found that 61 percent believed things in the country have gone “pretty seriously” on “the wrong track.”
August 17, 2021 Asian finance sector lacking sustainability leaders: studySource: Eco-Business
Consumers in Asia Pacific believe that financial services brands are not supporting sustainable development in emerging markets, and are less trustworthy than tech or car brands, a BBC study suggests.
Commentary & Opinion
September 16, 2021 'Dean of Valuation' Aswath Damodaran sees no good points in ESGSource: Seeking Alpha
Valuation expert and NYU professor Aswath Damodaran said Tuesday that he "cannot find" the good points that derive from the recent focus on environmental, social and governance concerns for corporations and fund managers.
September 9, 2021 Op-ed: Investors need to keep perspective as they deal with inflationSource: CNBC
Recent upticks in inflation have renewed interest from investors in assets that may help preserve the real (inflation-adjusted) value and purchasing power of their portfolio.
August 12, 2021 The Future of Sustainable Packaging: Insights from Beauty Brands & Packaging DesignersSource: Sustainable Packaging
Sustainable Packaging is a leading issue in the beauty industry—we spoke to key players to help put things into perspective.
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