Supported and approved by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Technical Working Group on Education in Fraud and Forensic Accounting (TWG) is a diverse group of content area experts: professionals working across the broad spectrum of activities that constitute fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, investigation, and remediation (hereinafter "fraud") and forensic accounting.
Whether or not investing in SRI funds carries a price in terms of a reduced financial
performance is an essential question for those investors who are concerned about the ethical
consequences of their investments and, at the same time, want to obtain an adequate financial
return from those investments. Previous research on socially responsible investment (SRI)
mutual funds has, thus, focused on comparing the financial performance of SRI and
conventional funds. In this paper, we make four main contributions to the debate on the financial
performance of SRI funds.
“Creating value through values” is the credo of today’s management accountant. It means that management
accountants should maintain an unwavering commitment to ethical values while using their
knowledge and skills to influence decisions that create value for organizational stakeholders. These
skills include managing risks and implementing strategy through planning, budgeting and forecasting,
and decision support. Management accountants are strategic business partners who understand the
financial and operational sides of the business.
Experts were located in two ways. First, nearly a thousand were identified in an extensive canvassing of
scholarly, government, and business documents from the period 1990-1995 to see who had ventured
predictions about the future impact of the Internet. Several hundred of them participated in the first two
surveys conducted by Pew Internet and Elon University, and they were recontacted for this survey.
Well‑managed water systems are a fundamental
policy goal for all countries and can be an important
driver for green growth. Yet significant gaps persist
between aspirations to ensure access to sufficient
and sustainable quantities of good quality water
and the actual conditions on the ground. Identifying
appropriate policies and approaches for good water
policy is only a first step - implementation is essential.
The Thematic Strategy was published in late 2005 and constitutes an important step
in a series of initiatives that have contributed to the development of Europe’s policy
on the urban environment. Given the diversity of urban areas and existing national,
regional and local circumstances the Strategy does not dictate the solutions that
cities should adopt as it would be impossible to propose a "one size fits all"
This guideline has been developed to advise on the treatment and management of
borderline personality disorder. The guideline recommendations have been developed
by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, service users, a carer and
guideline methodologists after careful consideration of the best available evidence.
This compilation analyses South African trends and public opinion between 1999 and 2001 on key policy areas and contributes to the debate around the challenges to, and prospects for, consolidating democracy in South Africa. It provides all stakeholders in South Africa with information and analytic insights.
The dissertation aimed to analyze the activities of the stakeholders involved in the pineapple value chain in Tien Giang province and analyze the VAT, VAT distribution between the stakeholders who are in the pineapple value chain as well as detect the bottlenecks that need to improve in order to enhance the economic value of the chain, through which proposed a number of solutions to improve the income of poor households who have been planting pineapples in Tien Giang province.
In the latest years graphene based research has witnessed a tremendous
explosion. This two dimensional ‘‘dream’’ material has come into the main spotlight of fundamental and applied research in diverse nano-science fields, but
surprisingly rapidly, it has also attracted the interest of major stakeholders in the
The main objective of the project is to develop and expand clam technology (production of seeds and livestock) to sustain the livelihoods of poor farmers in coastal North Central Province and develop a management strategy contributes sustainable water use clam aquaculture farms to improve water use thai.Trong tomtrang six months, the focus of the project is focused in the following two aspects. (1) Prepare and create favorable conditions for the agreement between stakeholders and research organizations to carry out 'on farm trials.
To evaluate the main characteristics and performances of alternative financing mechanisms a Multi
Criteria Analysis (MCA) was conducted. The MCA is a decision making tool used to reach consensus
about the characteristics and performances of different policy instruments, or alternatives. In the
MCA each stakeholder participating in the evaluation process enters their judgment (or score), and
contributes to a jointly reached conclusion about a policy instrument or alternative.
In the FORVALUE study, the MCA was conducted for 11 cases of innovative (or alternative) financing
Contributing to the improvement of living conditions, supporting the local economic develop-
ment and building greater social cohesion in the local communities where they operate is an
integral part of savings banks’ identity and one of their distinctive features amongst financial
players. These commitments to society activities, traditionally developed by savings banks, are
however only one of the pillars of savings banks’ broader Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Thanks to their traditional decentralised organisation and large distribution network, savings
banks have built strong local roots and gained extensive experience in developing relation-
ships with major stakeholders in the local communities. Thus, they are deeply involved in the
life of the area where they operate and have a thorough understanding of the socio-eco-
nomic challenges and environment. They actively contribute to local and regional economic
and social development, including in the most remote areas and underserved communities.
The case-studies marked an increasingly complex
aid environment, with new stakeholders and
partnerships for development, and a number
of mechanisms seeking to coordinate donor
contributions in sectoral and national planning
processes. In addition to the sector-wide
approaches and poverty-reduction strategy papers
that were the focus of country office engagement in
2005, there is an increasing emphasis on reporting
and strategizing in order to achieve the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs), in particular MDGs
4, 5A and 5B.
This book represents an attempt to bring together the latest information and
analysis to assist in meeting the challenge of cancer. Some of the most eminent
European experts in cancer control have contributed to the book. Many of
them will also contribute to the EU Cancer Conference in Slovenia, in
February 2008. The aim of the conference is also to strengthen links between
health-care professionals, cancer patients, policy-makers and other
stakeholders in the cancer community, by sharing their knowledge, experience
and best practices.
to achieve state solar megawatt goals, a solar marketing plan must address the technology’s
value proposition, its perception of unreliability, the complexity of purchasing solar and
this guide cites many marketing initiatives that are contributing to the growth and interest
in solar across the country. However, the guide is not meant to be a clearinghouse of all solar
marketing programs, nor an endorsement of any one particular approach.
Consumptive forms of wildlife tourism (hunting, shooting and ﬁ shing) have become
a topic of interest – both to the tourism industry, in terms of destinations seeking
to establish or grow this sector, and to other stakeholders such as environmental
organisations, animal-rights groups, and the general public. Hunting tourism, in
particular, has come under ﬁ re with accusations that it is contributing to the demise
of some species.
The World Bank recognizes that large-scale agricultural investment poses
significant challenges that can be addressed successfully only if stakeholders
collaborate effectively. Together with the Food and Agricultural Organization
of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development,
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and other partners, it
has formulated seven principles that all involved should adhere to for invest-
ments to do no harm, be sustainable, and contribute to development. These
principles are summarized in box 1.
The main purpose of this report is to present the diversity and wealth of experience
that savings banks have developed throughout Europe in the field of socially respon-
sible activities. It illustrates this joint commitment with concrete case studies from
a range of European countries, offering an overview of the fields in which savings
banks are active, and providing examples of what they concretely do, how they inno-
vate to adhere to stakeholders’ needs and diversify their initiatives.