Green

Practice

If You Want to Work with Millennials, Go Green to Save Green

To many millennials, the internet is as important as air, water, food, and shelter. You can help them and help yourself by become more environmentally friends and reducing your carbon footprint.
Tax

Top Countries Using Tax Code to Shape Sustainable Corporate Activity

The United States ranked first among twenty-one countries most actively using the tax code to influence sustainable corporate activity, according to the inaugural edition of the KPMG Green Tax Index.
A&A

IRS Notice 2012-22 Adjusts Energy Savings Percentage Guidelines

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 includes a tax deduction for investments in "energy efficient commercial building property" designed to significantly reduce the heating, cooling, water heating, and interior lighting cost of new or existing commercial buildings placed into service between 1/1/2006 and 12/31/2013.
Technology

Technology and Environment Were Top Themes at KPMG Iberoamerica Tax Summit

At the latest KPMG Iberoamerica Tax Summit, where the environment and technology were key themes, over 50 percent of the audience said that the green agenda is a top strategic priority for their organizations, and 35 percent felt the cloud will be the greatest transformation from a technological point of view.
A&A

Ernst & Young LLP launches academic case study on sustainability reporting

As a professor of business administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, a college widely regarded for its ability to prepare students to meet the social, ethical, and environmental stewardship issues of tomorrow, Dr. Richard Brownlee II is well versed in teaching sustainability topics to future business professionals.
Education & Careers

University of Texas at Dallas team takes top honors in AICPA competition

Can a hotel become more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint by using LED lighting and installing a rooftop garden? A team of four accounting students from the University of Texas at Dallas thinks so. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a popular luxury hotel think so, too. Jason Bramwell reports.
A&A

Carbon accounting is hot new growth area for accountants

An overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 companies now voluntarily measure, manage, and publicly disclose their carbon emissions. This provides an exciting opportunity for accountants to provide an important service in the growing area of carbon accounting.
A&A

CPA travels Route 66 to promote fuel that benefits Mother Nature

Not only did compressed natural gas benefit the business of a CPA's friend and client, it was the genesis of a record-breaking trip along Route 66 to promote alternative fuel and energy independence. AccountingWEB's Jason Bramwell reports.
Community News

Smolin Lupin invites architects to learn how to take advantage of energy tax benefits

Architects throughout the tri-state area are invited to attend a dinner seminar at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Community House in Brooklyn to learn about tax benefits available to them through the Federal Energy Policy Act.
A&A

It's not easy being green

Earning a Green Business League certification is an involved process – this is intentional so that only those companies committed to the process walk away with a certification. Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, Ltd., a professional CPA firm, is the first accounting firm to earn the Silver Certification.
A&A

KPMG Living Green program exceeds carbon footprint-reduction goals

KPMG LLP, the Big 4 audit, tax, and advisory firm, this week announced it achieved a 26 percent reduction in its carbon footprint from 2007 through 2009, exceeding the firm’s stated three-year commitment of a 25 percent reduction in just two years.
A&A

Five ways to go green – and save money, too

Whether your motivation is to save the planet or save some money, going green with your office IT is a smart move. After all, who doesn’t want to save a little money, especially when it’s so incredibly easy?
Practice Management

Tips for applying green thinking to project management

When we think of project management, how can we apply some green thinking to our projects? Here are several ways to bring some green ingenuity to your everyday project management.
Technology

Going green with QuickBooks

AccountingWEB QuickBooks columnist Joe Woodard shares some of his favorite tips for taking QuickBooks to the next level - and staying green in the process!
Tax

"Cash for Clunkers" may be cash for grandparents

Buy a new car before November 1st with a trade-in and get a tax-free credit of up to $4,500.
Practice

AccountingWEB 2009 Accounting Student Scholarship Essay

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Hannah Weisner, University of Massachusetts
Practice Management

Accounting firms leading green change

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Molly Klusek, The University of ScrantonEnvironmental responsibility is a prevailing issue among businesses in the modem age. With growing media scrutiny and investor expectations, in addition to deteriorating environmental conditions, it is necessary that corporations formulate methods of promoting green causes for the coming years. Regarding sustainability, companies must recognize that their actions impact the environment in the short- and long-term.
Education & Careers

Green accounting firms

AccountingWEB 2009 Scholarship award-winning essayBy Jill Kershaw, Saint Martin's UniversityPower strips, fluorescent lighting, post-recycled paper, and webcasts. The list of how to have a green office includes these ideas and many more, with the goal being to minimize an office's carbon footprint. The Obama administration has called for 'going green,' and champions of the cause are applauding as the idea becomes popular.
Technology

Is a paperless office right for you?

Before jumping on the paperless bandwagon, you might want to think through the process and determine if this change is the change you need. Our sister site, BusinessZone, took a look at the benefits and costs of implementing a paperless office.The concept of the paperless office is great in theory, but perfection is difficult to achieve. Anticipated high initial costs and complicated operational and process changes might make going paperless seem unattainable and are probably enough to put most firms off.
Technology

Payroll provider plants trees to reward new direct deposit customers

Online payroll service SurePayroll is proving that it pays to help the environment. To recognize National Direct Deposit Month, the company has announced that it will partner with American Forests to plant a tree for every employee of every new business customer who enrolls in SurePayroll's complimentary direct deposit feature during the month of May. As an online company that provides a paperless way to manage payroll, SurePayroll hopes to show how direct deposit creates a positive environmental impact.

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