by John Lorinc A new cohort of entrepreneurial activists is reinvigorating the charitable sector with innovative methods of funding, managing and measuring altruistic operations. Last winter, the Omega Foundation launched a partnership with six Canadian banks and credit unions that bore little resemblance to the sort of well-meaning philanthropy most of us associate with social… Read More The new way of doing non-profit
By John Lorinc In an era of conservation, is economic expansion still a viable method of measuring progress — and well-being? Seven years ago, with concern about climate change cresting, community stakeholders and municipal politicians in Guelph, Ont., embarked on an ambitious response to the pressures of population growth and greenhouse gas emissions. Provincial officials… Read More How is Economic Expansion Affecting our Well-Being?
By Susan Smith Canadian accountants are being challenged to view corporate activity through a wider lens than the typical financial report. Some CPAs are stepping up, using their analytical skills to drive sustainability. Monica Sood deals with bear facts. As the manager of environment for TD Bank Group in Toronto and the lead on TD’s… Read More How Accountants are using their Analytical Skills to Drive Sustainability
By John Greenwood There’s a growing movement around investing to bring about change for the better. And it turns out you can do good and make money doing so. The past decade has seen a growing trend to invest in companies that do good, whether by protecting the environment, respecting human rights or simply acting… Read More Can Companies Turn a Profit while Investing in ESG?
By Steve Brearton World changing. The phrase describes both the dramatic — and often threatening — changes to life on our planet as well as the arrival of potent new scientific and technological shifts. For better or worse, human impact on our environment has never been greater. Fortunately, our collective ability to respond to these… Read More Eight Earth-saving Innovations that will make the Planet More Sustainable
By George W. Russell The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants is revising the structure of the code of ethics. George W. Russell reports on the international process and how Institute members might influence the likely changes. Albert Au flips through the 200-page Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and shakes his head. “I’ve read it… Read More Decoding the Code of Ethics