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Accounting for Sustainability: The Essential Guides

Access our essential guides and gain practical guidance on integrating economic, environmental and social issues into your business processes and strategy, and learn to incorporate sustainability into everyday decision making.

The Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Leadership Network has published guides to help the finance and accounting community address the practical issues of integrating sustainability into their business processes and decisions. The guides are designed to inspire the financial community to action by providing practical guidance, knowledge and case studies.

The guides have been developed by the Canadian Chapter of the A4S CFO Leadership Network and their teams, CPA Canada, A4S and other specialists.

These guides provide a framework on several topics related to ESG initiatives. Click through the list below to view each guide, and their related case studies.

A4S essential guides

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A4S guide: Valuations and climate change

Led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, this five-step framework provides business valuators with guidance to embed climate change risks and opportunities into business valuations.
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A4S: Social and human capital accounting

Find guidance on how to account for your social and human capital to make more informed business decisions for your organization.
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Engaging the board and executive management: A4S guide

Find guidance and practical examples for CFOs and finance teams to engage their board and executive management team on sustainability as a driver of value.
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A4S guide: Incentivizing action value chain

This framework provides guidance to mapping your organization’s value chain to identify sustainability risks and opportunities within it.
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