How to get the world’s corporations to broaden the idea of what is “material” to their business success and responsibility is the the subject of a new paper by Rules Change collaborator Marcy Murninghan. “Redefining Materiality II: Why it Matters, Who’s Involved and What it Means for Corporate Leaders and Boards,” was released Aug. 8 by the international non-profit, AccountAbility.
“The boundaries between corporations, the environment, and society continue to blur,” said Ted Grant, global-research head at AccountAbility. “This blurring has made identifying and focusing on what is truly important to long-term company performance, impact, and sustainability even more critical as a governance and management discipline.”
On September 5, 2013, at 11:00am EDT, AccountAbility will host a webinar with report author Murninghan, Grant, and private-sector representatives. The discussion will focus on current developments in sustainability and materiality and their implications for private-sector institutions.