Business is increasingly at the head of the drive to clean up the
environment, which means accountants are also having to take their
Indeed, Prince Charles recently became the first honorary member of the ICAEW
for work on his Accounting for Sustainability project; experts are working on a
new accounting standard for carbon emission, and the EU has its own project
looking at defining metrics to demonstrate the bottom line benefits of low
But how seriously is the profession taking these moves, and are they the
right way to go? Are accountants equipped to play such a large part? Can
accounting standards be a weapon for environmentalists?
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