A4S Essential Guide Series: Natural and Social Capital accounting

This is a practical guide to help finance teams increase their understanding of the growing movement around natural and social capital accounting.

The guide explains the key terms finance teams should know, how broadening accounting frameworks can benefit business, and the central role of the finance team on collecting, analysing and reporting this new type of information. The guide suggests a set of overriding principles based on financial accounting principles to assist the decision making process. 

The guide also explores the benefits and challenges of converting natural and social capital impacts and dependencies into financial figures, to gain the attention of decision makers.

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