When CR and Business Objectives Conflict

A touchy subject I know.   It is all the rage to focus on Creating Shared Value and on building momentum through identifying the positive intersection between  corporate responsibility/sustainability and business success.   But, while I believe there is plenty of ground to be gained in that area, we are kidding ourselves if we think that it is the whole picture.   There are major economic/societal challenges to be solved such as the consumption society and pressure for continued GDP growth, and tactical issues in every company too.    I even know that many of my own behaviors are not truly sustainable even though …

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Guest Post: An Accountant’s Perspective on Integrated Reporting

 
 

 

To finish this short series I was looking for an alternative perspective on IR. I met Stathis Gould in New York at the CR Commit Forum 2011. Stathis works at the International Federation of Accountants on supporting professional accountants working in business, and is passionate about corporate responsibility.  He has also been pulling together the IFAC Accountants in Business response to the IIRC discussion paper available here. I enjoyed hearing his views from an managerial accountants’ perspective and we have met since to discuss integrated reporting from our different vantage points.   He kindly agreed to contribute

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