Responsible Finance & Accounting: The book

Responsible Finance & Accounting: Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet. The Council on Business & Society publishes its latest downloadable book featuring 34 faculty, practitioner and student contributors from the 7 schools of the CoBS, guest institutions and companies. With a Foreword by Professors Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School & Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan University.

The Council on Business & Society publishes its latest downloadable book featuring 34 faculty, practitioner and student contributors from the 7 schools of the CoBS, plus guest institutions and companies. With a Foreword by Professors Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School & Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan University.

Responsible Finance & Accounting: Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet

For a long time, the fields of Accounting and Finance seemed to be detached from social responsibilities and ethical considerations. Indeed, for many people, both in practice and in academia, those issues were of course important, but they still remained alien to the essence of business.

Recent studies indicate that social performance does matter. We used to think that it was of concern only to clients, employees and the community. But the novelty is that social responsibility matters to shareholders as well.

Throughout this book on responsible finance and accounting, much of the content consistently supports the idea that this trend is increasing everywhere, and that it goes well beyond the specific niche of socially responsible investing. 

CSR, Sustainability, and Business Ethics are becoming increasingly relevant for Accounting and Finance. They are no longer merely good intentions or praiseworthy considerations. Indeed, they no longer constitute a public image “strategy” or a choice for others to implement.

Today, in the context of environmental, social and governance responsibilities, as well as the lasting impact of the pandemic and cycles of crisis, they are (or are becoming) the normal way to conduct responsible and ethical business.

For all those interested in learning more, Welcome to this book on Responsible Finance and Accounting!

Responsible Finance & Accounting: Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet

This book features 105 pages and 34 faculty, practitioner and student contributors from the 7 schools of the Council on Business & Society together with guest institutions and companies.

Reading this book will help you understand and put into practice:

  • The SDG context and growing interest in green finance and social and environmental accounting
  • The big picture behind national and international stakes in green taxonomy and carbon tax and its impact on businesses and economies
  • Financial and economic strategies to reduce poverty and advance ESG
  • TechForGood initiatives in impact investing and environmental accounting
  • The stakes, strategies and effects of microfinance on entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs
  • How to model effective, low-coast social impact reporting using the Vale Added Statement
  • Triple Capital Accounting
  • Ethics in accounting practice.

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Responsible Finance & Accounting: Performance and profit for better business, better society, better planet. The Council on Business & Society publishes its latest downloadable book featuring 34 faculty, practitioner and student contributors from the 7 schools of the CoBS, guest institutions and companies. With a Foreword by Professors Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School & Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan University.
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CEO Farid Baddache, Ksapa, Prof. Giorgia Barboni, Warwick Business School, Prof. Aron Belinky, FGV-EAESP, Prof. Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Paulo D. Branco, FGV-EAESP, Prof. Niamh M. Brennan, University College Dublin, Prof. Veronica Casarin, ESSEC Business School,  Prof. Jeff Zeyun Chen, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, Prof. Mark Christensen, ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific, Ms. Anna Victoria Couri, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Frederik Dahlmann, Warwick Business School, Prof. Antonio De Vito, IE Business School, Prof. Neil J. Dunne, Trinity Business School, Prof. Tassos Elemes, ESSEC Business School, Mr. Hakim Fekih, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Marc Guyot, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Guus Hendriks, University of Amsterdam, formerly of Warwick Business School, Mr. Peter Jung, entrepreneur and business consultant, Mr. Philipp Jung, EGS Expert, Luxembourg, Prof. Anja Kern, Baden-Württemberg, Cooperative State University, Prof. Collette E. Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology, Prof. Aziza Laguecir, EDHEC, Prof. Geoffrey Lamberton, Southern Cross University, Prof. Bernard Leca, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Stefan Linder, ESSEC Business School, Ms. Jessica Pham, Warwick Business School, Prof. Savita Shankar, Penn State University, formerly of Keio Business School, Mr. Alexandre Sion, ESSEC Business School, Ms. Sofia Tziortzi, Warwick Business School, Prof. Annalise Vendramini, FGV-EAESP, Prof. Radu Vranceanu, ESSEC Business School, Ms. Susan Winterberg, Ksapa and Harvard Belfer Center, Prof. Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan University, Prof. Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School,
Responsible Finance and Accounting Contents

The Contributors

With kind acknowledgements to: CEO Farid Baddache, Ksapa, Prof. Giorgia Barboni, Warwick Business School, Prof. Aron Belinky, FGV-EAESP, Prof. Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Paulo D. Branco, FGV-EAESP, Prof. Niamh M. Brennan, University College Dublin, Prof. Veronica Casarin, ESSEC Business School,  Prof. Jeff Zeyun Chen, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, Prof. Mark Christensen, ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific, Ms. Anna Victoria Couri, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Frederik Dahlmann, Warwick Business School, Prof. Antonio De Vito, IE Business School, Prof. Neil J. Dunne, Trinity Business School, Prof. Tassos Elemes, ESSEC Business School, Mr. Hakim Fekih, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Marc Guyot, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Guus Hendriks, University of Amsterdam, formerly of Warwick Business School, Mr. Peter Jung, entrepreneur and business consultant, Mr. Philipp Jung, EGS Expert, Luxembourg, Prof. Anja Kern, Baden-Württemberg, Cooperative State University, Prof. Collette E. Kirwan, Waterford Institute of Technology, Prof. Aziza Laguecir, EDHEC, Prof. Geoffrey Lamberton, Southern Cross University, Prof. Bernard Leca, ESSEC Business School, Prof. Stefan Linder, ESSEC Business School, Ms. Jessica Pham, Warwick Business School, Prof. Savita Shankar, Penn State University, formerly of Keio Business School, Mr. Alexandre Sion, ESSEC Business School, Ms. Sofia Tziortzi, Warwick Business School, Prof. Annalise Vendramini, FGV-EAESP, Prof. Radu Vranceanu, ESSEC Business School, Ms. Susan Winterberg, Ksapa and Harvard Belfer Center, Prof. Qinqin Zheng, School of Management Fudan University, Prof. Adrian Zicari, ESSEC Business School. Initial development by Tom Gamble and Megha Sureshkar. Compiled and edited by Tom Gamble. Graphic design by Melissa Guillou.

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The Council on Business & Society (The CoBS), visionary in its conception and purpose, was created in 2011, and is dedicated to promoting responsible leadership and tackling issues at the crossroads of business and society including sustainability, diversity, ethical leadership and the place responsible business has to play in contributing to the common good.  

In 2020, member schools now number 7, all “Triple Crown” accredited AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA and leaders in their respective countries.

The Council on Business & Society (The CoBS), visionary in its conception and purpose, was created in 2011, and is dedicated to promoting responsible leadership and tackling issues at the crossroads of business and society including sustainability, diversity, ethical leadership and the place responsible business has to play in contributing to the common good.  

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