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Forbes Recognizes AccountAbility as One of the World's Best Management Consulting Firms for 2022

Press Release

NEW YORK and LONDON, August 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Forbes announced on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, that AccountAbility was named one of the World’s Best Management Consulting Firms for 2022, based on the results of several country-wide top lists as well as online surveys among Partners, Clients, and Executives of Management Consultancies.

Investing in the Transition to a More Sustainable Economy

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by Joe Keefe, President of Impax Asset Management

The coming decades will require an epochal transition from an industrial-age economy where negative long-term environmental and social externalities are ignored to a sustainable economy where future growth is accompanied by dramatically improved environmental and social outcomes. The future of human civilization as well as countless species, and indeed of nature itself, depends on it.

The Role Investors Play in Addressing Global Water Challenges

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by Suleyman Saleem, VP and ESG Senior Research Analyst, Calvert Research and Management

Understanding Stakeholder Value

The Evolution of Value Series - Part 3, by Wayne Visser
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The dominance of shareholder value grew through the 1970s and into the ‘greed is good’ Wall Street boom-and-bust 1980s, with deregulation ushering in a new era of creative financial products like derivatives. This in turn fuelled the growth of the casino economy – which economist John Maynard Keynes had warned about decades previously, saying:

Climate Safe Lending: Ensuring Planetary Stability

Banks as Unlikely Allies
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by David Barmes and Marya Skotte, Climate Safe Lending Network 

Investing in an Ocean Economy

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by Arturo Tabuenca, founder of Blue Marble Investments and EarthFolio 

How Sustainable Investing and Shareholder Activism Can Save Our Oceans

Understanding Shareholder Value

The Evolution of Value Series - Part 2, by Wayne Visser
Article

Today, many of us are more familiar with shareholder value than subsistence value. Shareholders are an ingenious invention dating back to the creation of the first corporations in the 17th century. Before then, while subsistence value prevailed, business and trade happened mostly at a small and local scale. Merchants tended to self-fund their enterprises, reaching out to their extended family or a wealthy benefactor for funds.

The Next Steps Towards a Circular Economy

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by Lydia Miller, Senior VP and Portfolio Specialist with Dana Investment Advisors 

The concept and acceptance of moving toward a Circular Economy have grown significantly in the last several years. While definitions vary, most focus on maximizing the value of materials, products, and other resources (i.e., water, energy) that circulate in the economy by maintaining them in the economy for as long as possible while also minimizing the consumption of materials and the generation of waste.

The Purpose of Business and the Circular Economy

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by Tom Szaky, founder and CEO of TerraCycle 

In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.

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