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Follow up ... About the report 'Is Natural Capital a Material Issue?' Peter Burgess
Private Sector Should be Protecting the Natural Environment, Say Accountants in ACCA Natural Capital Survey
NEW YORK, Mar. 28 /CSRwire/ - The private sector has a responsibility to protect the natural environment is a key finding of a new paper called Natural Capital – what do accountants think? which has been published by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Accountants in the survey also identified the top five risks that natural capital poses to operations in the private sector, as being:
“This paper was produced as a result of a survey in which more than 200 accountancy professionals took part. It was also featured in the ACCA, KPMG and Fauna & Flora International report Is natural capital a material issue?
“The initial report, which was produced last year, investigated the concept of materiality, how it is used to identify issues for management and disclosure and the extent to which it currently reflects the significance of natural capital as a business issue.
“The accountants surveyed were aware of the links between corporate value and natural capital, and that current trends in natural capital present a variety of different risks to businesses that are likely to increase over time.
“However this awareness has not flowed into widespread corporate action as many of the accountants surveyed work for organisations that do not report on natural capital. The key barriers to greater uptake include a lack of guidance, valuation methodologies and understanding.”
About ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants with 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries worldwide. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. www.accaglobal.com
For more information, please contact:
Ruth Fasoldt Business Development Manager Phone: 212-310-0105 Twitter: @ACCA_USA
Julie Missimore Policy Manager Phone: 202-803-3996 Twitter: @ACCA_USA For more from this organization:
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