ABSTRACT

If businesses and other organizations are to meet the many and complex challenges of sustainable development, then they all, both public and private, need to embed sustainability considerations into their decision-making and reporting. However, the translation of this aspiration into effective action is often inhibited by the lack of systems and procedures that take sustainability into account. Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights will help organizations to address these issues. The book sets out a number of tools and approaches that have been developed and applied by leading organizations to: - embed sustainability into decision-making, extending beyond an organization's boundaries to take into account suppliers, customers and other stakeholders; - measure and link sustainability and financial performance; - integrate sustainability into 'mainstream' reporting, both to management and external stakeholders. In-depth cases studies from Aviva, BT, the Environment Agency, EDF Energy, HSBC, Novo Nordisk, Sainsbury's and West Sussex County Council show in detail how accounting for sustainability works in practice in a wide range of organizational contexts. Published with The Prince's Charities: Accounting for Sustainability

chapter 1|28 pages

Introduction to the Accounting for Sustainability Case Studies

ByAnthony Hopwood, Jeffrey Unerman, Jessica Fries

chapter 3|25 pages

Sainsbury’s: Embedding Sustainability within the Supermarket Supply Chain

ByLaura J. Spence, Leonardo Rinaldi

chapter 4|21 pages

Using the Connected Reporting Framework as a Driver of Change within EDF Energy

ByLinda Lewis, David Ferguson

chapter 7|23 pages

Evolution of Risk, Opportunity and the Business Case in Embedding Connected Reporting at BT

ByJeffrey Unerman and Brendan O’Dwyer

chapter 8|18 pages

Sustainability and Organizational Connectivity at HSBC

ByAlnoor Bhimani, Kazbi Soonawalla

chapter 9|24 pages

‘One Aviva, Twice the Value’: Connecting Sustainability at Aviva plc

ByMartin Brigham, Paraskevi Vicky Kiosse, David Otley

chapter 10|18 pages

Integrated Reporting at Novo Nordisk

ByColin Dey, John Burns

chapter 11|10 pages

Summary and Conclusions

ByAnthony Hopwood, Jeffrey Unerman, Jessica Fries, Karen McCulloch