Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

James Penner

Second Advisor

Jerry Kreuze


In today’s busy, complex, and technically advanced world, it is too easy to get caught up in day to day activities that distract from what needs to be accomplished and conserved. Therefore, there is a needed emphasis on sustainability in all industries, more specifically in the realm of accounting with respect to protecting the environment and citizens. Whether it be material, information, or human capital sustainability, appropriate practices are important and require attention (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board). This thesis will (a) document information regarding the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, (b) discuss sustainability practices businesses can take to benefit the environment while cutting costs, and (c) explain sustainability assurance. This information will be presented with a primary focus on the environmental factors of sustainability within accounting. Additionally, there will be a discussion based on my personal experience while working at a public accounting firm.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

Included in

Accounting Commons