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While large companies are able to realize significant intangible benefits from their sustainability initiatives, generating tangible bottom-line results is the name-of-the - game for small companies. In this AICPA Sustainability Resource Review, Ken Witt provides a summary of the Green Returns Workbook developed by the Environmental Defense Fund in collaboration with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company. Listen in to this overview of the 5-step process and the tools provided in this Workbook to learn how three pilot KKR portfolio companies identified more than $16 million in cost savings, avoided 25,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, 3000 tons of paper products and 650 tons of material waste in the first year.

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In 2010, Ceres, a leading investor network and advocacy organization, developed The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability. In this podcast episode, Andrea Moffat, Senior Director for Corporate Programs for Ceres discusses the Ceres investor network and the Roadmap. Listen in as Andrea discusses the Roadmap’s vision for the corporate sector in the 21st century, the importance of proactive risk management and sustainability strategy, and the role of CFO/CPA in sustainability - driving strategy and risk management, securing revenue growth, cost savings and efficiencies, and communicating with investors and other stakeholders.

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In this podcast David Blackwell, President & CEO of Sustainable Business Development Services, LLC shares his insights about Key Global Trends in Sustainability and how those trends will impact businesses in their relationships with their suppliers, customers, competitors and regulators. Blackwell previously served as VP & CFO for the Global Procurement Division and Strategy VP for the International Retail Division of WalMart. David was the keynote speaker for both our 2010 AICPA National CFO Conference and for the inaugural Sustainability Workshop presented in the AICPA boardroom in NYC September 30 and October 1, 2010.

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