Building Capacity to Advance Ecosystem Valuation and Economic Development

Building Capacity to Advance Ecosystem Valuation and Economic Development

Good management of resources critically depends on our ability to measure and value these resources. Both organizations and capital markets depend on information about the value of those resources in making capital allocation decisions. But in this decision making process we have missed one important resource: nature. 

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The Role of Senior Leaders in Corporate Sustainability

The Role of Senior Leaders in Corporate Sustainability

What is the role of senior leaders in corporate sustainability? To not only create a clear vision but also communicate it appropriately. It is time for corporate leaders to question traditional practices and start talking about what really is important: how they will ensure long-term shared value creation.

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The Evolving Role of the Corporation in Society

The Evolving Role of the Corporation in Society

Large corporations in society have a purpose, and that purpose extends beyond simply making profits. Rather, corporations are assuming broader responsibilities that increasingly affect their valuation in the stock market and their value to society. Because corporations are the world’s most powerful engines for growth and prosperity, this behavior is a positive development with global impact. By understanding corporations’ environmental and social activities and integrating this understanding in investment decisions, investors can advance and benefit from companies’ creation of long-term value.

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The Art of Business Strategy. Is Integrated Reporting a continuation of strategy by other means?

The Art of Business Strategy. Is Integrated Reporting a continuation of strategy by other means?

Integrated reporting is about integrated thinking, by which we imply considerations about the short, medium and long term outlook of the company. Integrated thinking is forward thinking that also takes into account the past performance of the company, but unlike corporate reporting (extensively backward-looking financial statements), it emphasises perspectives on strategy and decision-making that are forward-looking

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Sustainable and Responsible Investing: How to Make It Work

Sustainable and Responsible Investing: How to Make It Work

An increasing number of investors have committed to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in their asset allocation decisions. This is good: we should invest our money according to our values. This article explores the question: how we can build a better understanding of the value implications of sustainability investments?

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Is the “craze” with SUSTAINABILITY justified?

Is the “craze” with SUSTAINABILITY justified?

It appears that sustainability is not a new corporate “craze”, but a warranted innovation in the way companies think about and operate their business. Becoming a High Sustainability company not only transforms the firm in a positive way, but also guarantees strong performance in the long-term, better brand image, and higher chances of taking a leadership position. 

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