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A visionary global alliance founded in 2011, the  Council on Business & Society engages faculty, students, business leaders, practitioners, NGOs and policy-makers to explore how business can positively contribute to society and the common good.

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Social Accounting: Measuring sustainability. Putting a value to the impact people and their organisations have is not an easy task. Prof Adrián Zicari, ESSEC Business School, looks at the many merits and a few limitations of social accounting.

Is Bitcoin Compatible with an ESG Analysis? As investors’ interest in the Bitcoin market grows, Prof. Annalise VendraminiFGV-EAESP reflects on an ESG analysis of this new market.

What is social accounting? What is sustainable accounting? How can a company report on its sustainability activities? What is CSR?
Is Bitcoin Compatible with an ESG Analysis? As investors’ interest in the Bitcoin market grows, Prof. Annalise Vendramini, FGV-EAESP reflects on an ESG analysis of this new market.

China: Accounting firm influence on client conduct. Prof. Qinqin ZhengSchool of Management Fudan researches the influence of accounting firms on their clients’ moral or immoral conduct.

5 Reads You Need to Implement the UN SDGs. Prof. Frederik DahlmannWarwick Business School, with a useful starting point for anyone seeking to familiarise themselves with the challenges, opportunities and approaches for implementing the SDGs in their organisation.

China: Accounting firm influence on client conduct. Prof. Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan researches the influence of accounting firms on their clients’ moral or immoral conduct.
5 Reads You Need to Implement the UN SDGs. Prof. Frederik Dahlmann, Warwick Business School, with a useful starting point for anyone seeking to familiarise themselves with the challenges, opportunities and approaches for implementing the SDGs in their organisation.

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Sophie HayesTrinity Business School Runner-up in the 2021 CoBS student CSR article competition, explores sustainability through the circular economy, its many benefits and major challenges.  

Sophie Hayes, Trinity Business School Runner-up in the 2021 CoBS student CSR article competition, explores sustainability through the circular economy, its many benefits and major challenges.  

Jean-Sébastien Simon, High Performance Coach and lecturer in Conscious Business at ESSEC Business School provides an opening, pathfinder feature on the nature of Conscious Business.

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