Measuring and Reporting on Sustainability

John F. Levy, MBA, CPA, Board Advisory

Accountants are ideally suited to measure sustainability efforts because we collect and analyze our organizations’ information. Until we can adequately measure sustainability efforts and their returns in terms of time and money, many businesses will not fully embrace sustainability. Accountants should lead efforts to report on sustainability because we have the experience and knowledge to create clear, concise and informative documents. This session reviews the challenges in measuring and reporting sustainability efforts, discusses current best practices and provides thoughts about the future of sustainability measurement and reporting.