World Economic Forum report focuses on sustainable investing

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07 Mar 2011

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released Accelerating the Transition towards Sustainable Investing – Strategic Options for Investors, Corporations and other Key Stakeholders.

The paper asks 'What are key pathways for investors, corporations and other key stakeholders in the investment value chain to accelerate the transition towards sustainable investing?' The report notes that financial markets have great potential to accelerate the transition towards sustainable business practices and sustainable models of economic development, to further stimulate the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into mainstream investment analysis.

Whilst the report focuses on a wide range of possible initiatives, accounting bodies are seen as key players in developing standards for ESG disclosure and stimulating integrated reporting.

Click for access to the report (link to WEF website).

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