Founded in 1904, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has been actively involved in the unfolding debate on corporate social responsibility since 1990. They aim to promote transparency and best practice, and to help businesses and organisations realise the growing importance of sustainability to them.

ACCA produces a series of publications on corporate social responsibility each year, aimed at informing students, professionals, businesses and organisations on what is a rapidly developing sector.

These reports are made available here through a joint project between ACCA, CSEAR, and the University of St Andrews Library.

Recent Submissions

  • Pension fund trustees and climate change 

    Solomon, Jill (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, 2009-06-06) - Report
    This study investigates pension fund trustees' attitudes towards their role and responsibilities in relation to climate change, to discover whether they are harnessing their power to effect change. The findings suggest a ...
  • The carbon we're not counting : accounting for Scope 3 carbon emissions 

    Knight, Alan; Jackson, Rachel (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, 2011-04-01) - Report
    This report highlights that businesses can’t evaluate the nature, extent and value of greenhouse gas emission-associated risks and opportunities until high-quality information is available. And this means an investment in ...
  • Getting it : expert perspectives on the corporate response to climate change 

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; Global Reporting Initiative (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, 2009-12-25) - Report
    In advance of the UN Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15), ACCA and GRI interviewed six expert commentators to gain their perspectives on the business response to the challenge of climate change. The results of those ...
  • Five minutes on : the carbon we're not counting 

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, 2011-04-27) - Report
    The key findings and recommendations from The Carbon We're Not Counting: Accounting for Scope 3 Carbon Emissions.
  • Carbon accounting : too little too late? 

    Jackson, Rachel (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, 2009-03-19) - Working or discussion paper
    Discusses the radical changes needed to sustain corporate activity while reducing our impact on the changing climate, addressing the needs of a demanding society and reflecting global movements towards greater accountability ...

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