Research

The AccountAbility Institute (AAI) is AccountAbility’s applied research and thought leadership arm. Our mission is to provide business, government agencies and multi-lateral organizations with relevant, insightful and useful research papers, reports and literature.

The AAI combines varied innovative research methodologies and tools, including insights from subject matter leaders and analysis of emerging trends, to help our stakeholders understand and effectively work with the complexity of different issues driving sustainability strategy, governance, performance, reporting and policy development.

We primarily work on research and thought leadership that is commissioned by external organizations, and subsequently not always designed to be available in the public domain. Our rigorous and professional research process develops and tailors a value-based and results-driven solution for individual projects while adhering to the guiding principles of the AAI. Should you have a specific sustainability research request, please feel free to contact us

AAI’s current research focuses on eight key areas:

Collaborative Governance Collaborative Governance
Impact Impact
Materiality Materiality
Rankings, Indices  and Performance  Metrics Rankings, Indices and Performance Metrics
Responsible Competitiveness Responsible Competitiveness
Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Engagement
Sustainability Leadership Sustainability Leadership
Sustainability Reporting and  Disclosure Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure

Women In Management and Leadership In The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Research Report, June 6, 2017

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Women In Management and Leadership In The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Arabic Version

Research Report, June 6, 2017

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Organizational Collaboration and Effective Governance – At the Heart of Successful Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality

Research Report, September 1, 2015

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Beyond Risk Management – Leveraging Stakeholder Engagement and Materiality to uncover Value and Opportunity

Research Report, February 11, 2015

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Stakeholder Engagement: Creating Value and Delivering Performance

Article, December 10, 2014

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Redefining Materiality II: Why it Matters, Who’s Involved, and What It Means for Corporate Leaders and Boards

Research Report, August 9, 2013

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Growing into Your Sustainability Commitments: A Roadmap for Impact and Value Creation

Research Report, June 5, 2013

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Insights from Corporate Responsibility Leaders

Research Report, March 1, 2012

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Criteria for Certification as a Sustainability Assurance Practitioner

Certification Manual, January 17, 2012

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AA1000 Standards: FAQs

Standards and Guidance Notes, August 31, 2010

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Guidance for Reporting Organisations Seeking Assurance to AA1000AS (2008)

Standards and Guidance Notes, September 1, 2009

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Guidance for Stakeholders Using AA1000AS (2008) Assurance Statements

Standards and Guidance Notes, September 1, 2009

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Guidance for AA1000AS (2008) Assurance Providers

Standards and Guidance Notes, September 1, 2009

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AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard 2008

Standards and Guidance Notes, October 24, 2008

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AA1000 AccountAbility Assurance Standard 2008

Standards and Guidance Notes, October 24, 2008

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Critical Friends: The Emerging Role of Stakeholder Panels in Corporate Governance, Reporting and Assurance

Research Report, March 8, 2007

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The Materiality Report: Aligning Strategy, Performance and Reporting

Research Report, November 1, 2006

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Assurance Standards Briefing. AA1000 Assurance Standard & ISAE3000

Standards and Guidance Notes, April 1, 2005

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