Environmental Accounting

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A subset of accounting proper, its target being to incorporate both economic and environmental information. It can be conducted at the corporate level or at the level of a national economy through the National Accounts of Countries

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AC 305TTH 6:00 - 9:00CHARLIE MAGNE G. SANTIAGUEL DR. MAGSINO3 - BSAIntroductionThere is a debate in business and society about the limits of business accountability. Put simply, this concerns two profound questions: for what should accounting actually account? and to whom is a business accountable? A common traditional belief is that businesses need only report upon those things that can be measured and that are required under laws, accounting standards or listing rules.A range of other pressures has increased on businesses in recent years, however. Among these is the belief that business are citizens of society in that they benefit from society and so owe duties back to society in the same way that individual human citizens do. Many people no longer believe that businesses are able to take from society without also accounting back to society (and not just to shareholders), on how it has behaved with regard to its environmental impacts.Environmental Accountinga subset of accounting proper, its target being to incorporate both economic and environmental information. It can be conducted at the corporate level or at the level of a national economy through the National Accounts of Countriesa field that identifies resource use, measures and communicates costs of a companys or national economic impact on the environment. Costs include costs to clean up or remediate contaminated sites, environmental fines, penalties and taxes, pu

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