Sustainability in the public sector

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Sustainability is an emerging priority. Consumer, shareholder and citizen demand will continue to drive requests for public- and private-sector entities to increase their efforts to be good stewards of the planet. Government agencies must understand how to capture data and manage the impact, while facing the reality of limited budgets and resources. Leveraging best practices, and frameworks like corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) will help government entities maximize the benefits of capturing environmental, economic and social information, and minimize the impact on delivering its mission.

In this article, we discuss impacts on public sector entities, examine predominant reporting and management regimes, and identify best practices for applying those frameworks.

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This article originally appeared in the Spring edition of the Journal of Government Financial Management produced by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).