Spades Focuses on Achieving Goals over Secondary Outcomes for Success
The benefits of sustainable development are not fringe benefits. The environment and communities are not only beneficiaries of projects but also crucial to their development, progress, and maintenance. This balance is natural when both parties benefit and contribute.
As companies become more aware of the importance of ESG, it is becoming a core strategy rather than a separate initiative. The evidence shows that companies with an effective environmental, social, and governance strategy are more likely to succeed over the long term. There are, however, some companies that view ESG, socially responsible investing (SRI), and triple bottom lines as extras. We believe that creating a sustainable business is an integral part of the business model. It is essential to the success of any company to invest in it. At Spades, a public benefit corporation, our values, mission statement, and bylaws reflect this way of conducting business.
Accounting should also incorporate sustainability, with assessing, counting, and reporting an integral part of the business. SDGs offer a comprehensive and widely accepted method for measuring sustainability. Our reporting methodologies align with these goals.