Natural capital accounting is a way of measuring a company’s impact on the environment. Nicky Burridge looks at the benefits and challenges of putting a “value” on natural resources. Think of a mining company that extracts copper ore from land it has rights to, and turns this ore into a product, which it then sells.… Read More Making nature count
With Hong Kong’s announcement last year that it would seek to become a hub for environmentally aware financial instruments, A Plus reports on how the stage is set for CPAs to help define the standards for a rapidly growing financial marketplace, and encourage investments into energy efficiency, low-carbon projects and other key technology sectors. To… Read More Going green, making green
By Adam Creighton Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the few things that unite US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But campaign politics don’t necessarily translate into actions in office. “I oppose it now, I’ll opposite after the election, and I’ll oppose it as President,” Hillary Clinton said in a speech in early August, seemingly snuffing out almost ten years of negotiation. If the US… Read More Partners in adversity
By George W. Russell The World Bank put the Pearl River Delta under the spotlight by declaring it the world’s largest megacity. Although a patchwork of different urban areas, ambitions and strategies, it is, as George W. Russell reports from Shenzhen, increasingly vital to the global economy. When Wang Tingxiang wrote those words about 500… Read More How important to the global economy is the Pearl River Delta?
by Jessica Irvine International pressure is increasing on Australia and New Zealand to achieve more ambitious carbon emissions reduction targets. Meanwhile, many other nations have already implemented truly robust market mechanisms. Kazakhstan is – unfairly – best known in Australia and New Zealand for the spoof movie Borat. But the joke is on us.
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