A4S Essential Guide Series: Natural and Social Capital accounting

This is a practical guide to help finance teams understand the growing movement towards natural and social capital accounting.

The guide explains:

  • The key terms finance teams should know
  • How broadening accounting frameworks can benefit business 
  • The central role of the finance team on collecting, analysing and reporting this new type of information

The guide suggests a set of principles – based on financial accounting principles – to strengthen decision making by applying natural and social capital accounting. The guide also explores the benefits and challenges of converting natural and social capital impacts and dependencies into financial figures.

Note: we are in the process of updating some elements of this guide, with a new version to be released soon. If you have any queries regarding this guidance or the update please contact us at: info@a4s.org

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