A4S has developed a number of resources to assist organizations to understand the business case for Integrated Thinking and how to embed sustainability into decision-making and reporting:
Why is Integrated Thinking important for your organization?
Valuing natural capital: The economic invisibility of nature images
The ultimate source of all economic capital is natural capital and the world economy is a subsidiary of nature, not the other way round. The Information is Beautiful Studio designed the following images to demonstrate the economic invisibility of nature.
As part of our work to develop the business case for action and behaviour change, A4S is collating and developing case studies and ‘killer facts’. If you have a compelling case study that you can contribute that makes the business case for ‘Integrated Thinking’, including the ‘killer facts’ that are likely to drive behaviour change, then please do get in touch here.
Finance for the Future Awards
NatWest, A4S and ICAEW have launched the Finance for the Future Awards to recognize and reward financial leadership that embeds sustainability into businesses and organizations. One of the award’s objectives is to share best practice through development of case studies and educational resources based on the experiences of the nominees and winners. These inspirational case studies demonstrate why the 2012 winners were worthy of Finance for the Future Awards.
Costing the Earth
Our Costing the Earth film, with Stephen Fry and Al Murray, shows the importance of embedding sustainability into organizations’ DNA.
Business Leader or Eco-warrior?
The Business Leader or Eco-warrior film shows how business leaders are key to helping create a sustainable economy and how they can benefit from engaging with the sustainability agenda.
How can your organization practice Integrated Thinking and Reporting?
The accounting for sustainability community website, established by A4S and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), is a dynamic online community designed to allow organizations, institutions, and individuals committed to the role of accounting for sustainability, to share ideas through online discussion topics, and hear expert opinions through online articles and Q&As.
10 main steps to Integrated Thinking
A4S has identified the 10 main elements required to embed sustainability successfully in an organization.
Decision making tool
The illustrative decision making tool has been developed to show how sustainability issues can be taken into account more effectively in day-to-day decision making processes.
Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights case study book
The Practical Insights book presents examples of how organizations have used these accounting for sustainability tools and principles to embed sustainability into their DNA.
Connected Reporting – a ‘how to’ guide
“Connected Reporting – A practical guide with worked examples” is a ‘how to’ guide which provides organizations with a simple approach to making the connection between strategic direction, financial performance and environmental and social considerations. Through our Connected Reporting microsite you can access the guidance online. Read more about A4S Reporting Guides here >>
Further A4S resources
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