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ESG rankings and lists aren’t often entirely reliable for consumers or investors wanting to make decisions on companies they buy from or invest in. Appolinary Kalashnikova/Unsplash

Sustainability rankings don’t always identify sustainable companies

Some companies rank high on some lists that measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives, and rank near the bottom on other lists. Which rankings should we trust?
In Gabon, sampling of bats in the framework of the EBOSURSY project. The objective is to promote the improvement of early detection systems in wild animals to prevent Ebola and other emerging diseases. Pierre Becquart/IRD

Changing the way we conduct research: advocating for sustainability science

The period in which we are living is conducive to reflection in order to co-construct new knowledge systems and think research differently.
As consumers, we can change our lifestyle, our investments and demand change from our governments. Together — along with accountants — we can get there. (Charl Folscher/Unsplash)

What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

To achieve environmental sustainability, we need strong corporate standards that are quantifiably enforced, accountants trained to accurately measure sustainability — and we must all play a role.
The accounting profession and others in the financial services industry are at risk of extinction due to technological advances. (Adeolu Eletu/Unsplash)

Financial professions must pivot to stave off technological extinction

In the face of technological threats, it may be tempting to turn finance professionals into data scientists. This isn't the way forward. Instead, they need to find new uses for their expertise.

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