This guide is a product of The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S).


“This Guide aims to help organizations to integrate social and human capital accounting into business decision making. The Guide focuses on practical examples and suggested tools and guidance for how social and human capital can be integrated into decision making in ways that develop resilient and sustainable business models, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable economy.

This guide will help you to put numbers on the issues that will affect the future of your organization. The Guide has been developed by finance teams for finance teams, but will also be of interest to anyone seeking to understand the key challenges faced by organizations when undertaking social and human capital accounting.

Practical tools for finance professionals are at the core of the Guide. It includes case studies to bring social and human capital accounting to life. The Guide is based on the challenges finance professionals have experienced and the solutions and benefits they have derived.

How to use the Guide

  • The Guide is designed as an interactive PDF, including buttons and links, and so works best on a computer or tablet, but can be printed
  • The Guide’s navigation bar can help you move back and forward throughout the Guide
  • The Guide can be used on tablet computers, but some features will work best on a desktop or laptop computer…”

Mark Gough, Executive Director of the Natural Capital Coalition said:

“It’s hugely encouraging to see that this A4S guide builds upon existing natural capital work, and supports better decisions across the capitals by providing aligned and accessible guidance.”

Read on and download the guide at: The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability (A4S).