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Description: Canadian companies are falling behind. Only 6 Canadian companies made the list of the world’s top 100 most sustainable companies. In 2016, 9 companies were there and in the previous year 12 Canadian companies hit the top. Part of the reason for the decline appears to be stronger disclosure requirements for companies in other jurisdictions.

Date: January 17, 2017

Source: theglobeandmail.com

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/canadian-companies-falling-behind-in-global-sustainability-ranking/article33638438/

Discussion Points:

1) What do you think are the causes behind this decline in the sustainability ranking of Canadian firms?

2) Do you think that Canadian regulators should increase the sustainability reporting requirements for Canadian companies?

3)  Chapter One of Wiley’s  Auditing: A Practical Approach refers to audits which deal with this issue of sustainability. What are these audits called?

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